CRNS Annual Meeting 2023

The 2023 CRNS Virtual Annual Meeting will took place in a virtual format on the afternoon of May 3, 2023, starting at 1 pm. This meeting provides the CRNS with the opportunity to share the progress and successes as an organization from this past year and gives you the opportunity to vote on proposed bylaw changes.

For Voting CRNS Members

Registration for the 2023 CRNS Virtual Annual Meeting is required for CRNS members. Once your request has been submitted for approval, the CRNS will verify and authorize only those with a valid practicing RN # and CRNS membership. You will receive an email from Zoom with details for attending the meeting when your request has been approved. You should expect to receive an approval within three business days.

Registration for the CRNS 2023 Annual Meeting is now closed. We welcome you to join the meeting through the YouTube livestream

For Non-Members and Members of the Public

The CRNS invites any non-members and members of the public to join us for the CRNS Virtual Annual Meeting through the YouTube live stream that can be accessed.

CRNS Virtual Annual Meeting Live Stream

Associated Documents

Meeting Agenda

TimeAgenda Item
1:00 pm
1. Call to Order
1.1 Welcome
1.2 Opening Blessing: Knowledge Keeper Judy Pelly
1.3 Call to Order
1.4 Rules of Order
1.5 Approval of Agenda
1:20 pm2. CRNS President’s Report
1:35 pm3. CRNS Executive Director’s Report
3.1 Financial Report
1:50 pm4. Bylaws
2:50 pm5. Election Results
3:05 pm6. Closing Blessing: Knowledge Keeper Judy Pelly
3:15 pm7. Adjournment

Some registrants and members of the public have raised concerns about CRNS’ reliance on the In Plain Sight report in the NP Entry-Level Competencies given questions about one of its key authors, Dr. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond.

The In Plain Sight team was comprised of a number of recognized Indigenous advisors and leaders. While Dr. Turpel-Lafond was the chair of the investigation, the investigation as a whole is larger than her. The report and its recommendations are a summation of the experiences, stories and facts of thousands of Indigenous people highlighting their experiences within the health care system. The information, data, facts and recommendations from the report are not contestable. Indigenous specific racism is prevalent throughout the health care system and it has its origins in the history of settler colonialism.

It is important for us to continue to recognize and honour the contributions of these individuals to the report, and to use their shared knowledge and guidance to improve the health care system. The work stands on its own merit and we value the evidence it has provided as we work to meet our obligations and commitments as a regulator, to minimize the harms caused by Indigenous people by systemic racism with the health care system.

CRNS Council & Nominations Committee Election

CRNS Members elect their peers to the association’s Council annually through an online voting process in the month leading up to the Annual Meeting.

Elections for CRNS Council Member positions are staggered so that a few positions come up every year. Any CRNS member can run for election to council as long as they meet the requirements for the position they seek.  Following the election, newly elected members are announced at the Annual Meeting.

CRNS Resolutions

Resolutions are the process CRNS members use to provide input on issues facing the profession or on initiatives the CRNS can be involved.

As a member-driven association, your input on CRNS’s initiatives and your perspectives on issues are essential to helping advance, innovate and optimize our profession. Resolutions are an important tool that help shape our focus.

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