One member, one vote


Voting will open on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at noon (ET) and close on June 11, 2020 at noon (ET).

Governance items to be voted on through One member, one vote

  1. AMENDMENTS TO RNAO’S BYLAWS TO REDEFINE REGION BOUNDARIES
  2. APPROVAL OF KPMG AS RNAO’S AUDITORS FOR FISCAL YEAR END, OCTOBER 31, 2020
  3. 2020 CANDIDATES LISTED ON THE TICKET OF NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS

1. AMENDMENTS TO RNAO’S BYLAWS TO REDEFINE REGION BOUNDARIES

A map of the proposed boundaries can be found here: (view details).

For more details regarding the amendments, please review the backgrounder (download pdf) and FAQ (download pdf).

View the information session webinar here.


3.1 Regions

  1. The Association shall be divided into 12 regions
    1. There shall be two categories of regions:
      1. Region with chapters, and
      2. Region without chapters
    2. A region shall apply to the Board for approval to change categories.
  2. The areas, as defined in the terms of provincial electoral districts, of the regions shall be:
    1. Region 1:
      Essex, Windsor West, Windsor-Tecumseh, Sarnia-Lambton, Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, Chatham-Kent-Leamington
    2. Region 2:
      Huron-Bruce, Perth-Wellington, London North Centre, London West, London-Fanshawe, Elgin-Middlesex-London, Oxford
    3. Region 3:
      Brantford-Brant, Haldimand-Norfolk, Flamborough-Blanbrook, Hamilton Centre, Hamilton East-Stoney Creek, Hamilton Mountain, Hamilton West-Ancaster-Dundas, Niagara Centre, Niagara Falls, Niagara West, St. Catharines
    4. Region 4:
      Burlington, Milton, Oakville, Oakville North-Burlington, Dufferin-Caledon, Cambridge, Kitchener Centre, Kitchener South-Hespeler, Kitchener-Conestoga, Waterloo, Guelph, Wellington-Halton Hills, King-Vaughan, Thornhill, Vaughan-Woodbridge, Mississauga-Centre, Mississauga East-Cooksville, Mississauga-Erin Mills, Mississauga-Lakeshore, Mississauga-Malton, Mississauga-Streetsville, Brampton Centre, Brampton East, Brampton North, Brampton South, Brampton West
    5. Region 5:
      Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Parry Sound-Muskoka, Simcoe North, Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte, Simcoe-Grey, Barrie-Innisfil, York-Simcoe
    6. Region 6:
      Davenport, Etobicoke Centre, Etobicoke North, Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Parkdale-High Park, Spadina-Fort York, York Centre, York South-Weston, Eglinton-Lawrence, Humber River-Black Creek, Toronto-St.Paul’s, University-Rosedale
    7. Region 7:
      Beaches-East York, Don Valley West, Scarborough Centre, Scarborough North, Scarborough Southwest, Scarborough-Agincourt, Scarborough-Guildwood, Scarborough-Rouge Park, Toronto Centre, Toronto-Danforth, Don Valley East, Don Valley North, Willowdale
    8. Region 8:
      Ajax, Durham, Oshawa, Pickering-Uxbridge, Whitby, Peterborough-Kawartha, Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock, Northumberland-Peterborough South, Markham-Thornhill, Markham-Stoufville, Markham-Unionville, Richmond Hill, Aurora-Oak Ridges-Richmond Hill, Newmarket-Aurora, Bay of Quinte, Hastings-Lennox and Addington
    9. Region 9:
      Kingston and the Islands, Leeds-Grenville-Thousand Islands and Rideau Lakes, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston, Stormont-Dundas-South Glengarry, Glengarry-Prescott-Russell, Renfrew-Nipissing-Pembroke
    10. Region 10:
      Carleton, Kanata-Carleton, Nepean, Orleans, Ottawa Centre, Ottawa South, Ottawa West-Nepean, Ottawa Vanier
    11. Region 11:
      Sault Ste. Marie, Algoma-Manitoulin, Timiskaming-Cochrane, Nipissing, Nickel Belt, Sudbury; and
    12. Region 12:
      Kenora-Rainy River, Thunder Bay-Atikokan, Thunder Bay-Superior North, Timmins, Mushkegowuk-James Bay, Kiiwetinoong
  3. The references in this section are, in all cases, aligned with the Ontario provincial electoral districts as defined by elections Ontario.
  4. The Board shall determine the chapters that are included in each region, and may from time to time, in its discretion, revise the allocation of chapters among the regions.
Approve the amendments to redefine Regions in Bylaw 3.0. Amendments can be found in the context of the full Association Bylaws here: (download details)

2. APPROVAL OF KPMG AS RNAO'S AUDITORS FOR FISCAL YEAR END 2020

Approve the appointment of KPMG as RNAO's Auditors for Fiscal Year End 2020

RNAO Bylaw 7.06 – Auditors, states “The Members shall appoint at each annual meeting, one or more auditors to hold office until the close of the next annual meeting.”

KPMG LLP, Chartered Accountants and Licensed Public Accountants are the Association’s current auditors.

The Association asks the Members to vote on whether they agree with appointing KPMG to audit the financial statements for the fiscal year end as at October 31, 2020.

Approve the appointment of KPMG as RNAO's Auditors for Fiscal Year End 2020

(download details)
3. 2020 CANDIDATES LISTED ON THE TICKET OF NOMINATIONS FOR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Region 2 Representative (Acclaimed)*
Kristie Butler (Bio)

Region 4 Representative (Acclaimed)*
Anita Tsang-sit (Bio)

Region 6 Representative (Vote Required)
Piroska Bata (Bio)
Alicia Moonesar (Bio)

Region 8 Representative (Acclaimed)*
Regina Elliott (Bio)

Region 10 Representative (Acclaimed)*
Doris Jenkins (Bio)

Region 12 Representative (Acclaimed)*
Michael Scarcello (Bio)

Representative of the Interest Group Chairs
Maria Rugg (Bio)

Bylaw Committee (Appointed)***
Leann Whitney (Bio)
Marianne Cochrane (Bio)

Provincial Nominations Committee (Vacant)***
No nominations received.

Notes:

* Positions are acclaimed in the event that there is only one candidate nominated for an open position, that candidate shall be acclaimed into the position and there shall be no election for that position.

** Appointed positions are in accordance with RNAO Policy 6.06 (2); “In the event that no nomination is received for a representative for a region by the new deadline set by the nominations committee or no nominations have been submitted for any other position, or that withdrawal of a nomination by the nominees leaves no candidate for a particular office or offices on the Ticket of Nominations, the provincial nominations committee shall notify the Board and the Board shall nominate one or more persons for the office or offices with no nominees to the annual meeting at which the election is to take place.”

*** No nominations were received for vacant positions.

Candidate webinars featuring positions up for elections can be found here: (view details).

Voting is open from Tuesday, May 26, 2020 noon (ET) to June 11, 2020 noon (ET).

Remember to vote and remind all of your RN and NP colleagues who are members of RNAO to vote!