Your professional development

You will learn leadership skills that will help you do your job better.  Through our webinars and courses you will learn critical thinking, how to negotiate, how to mediate, tips on saying the perfect 30second elevator pitch and how to be a better boss.

By volunteering with us, you can

  • practice the skills that our courses will teach you
  • learn new skills that may not be part of your daily job (e.g. event management, project management)
  • mentor your junior colleagues
  • add to your resume

Your voice

By joining together, we can influence the provincial health agenda.  We remind influencers that

  • our independence is important because we deal with community-based issues, not just hospital-based
  • public health is as important as acute care
  • preventing illness is cheaper than healing once sick
  • replacing public health nursing jobs with cheaper alternatives may not be cheaper

Have your voice heard at key discussions in transforming Ontario’s health care system.

Classes of Membership

There are 3 classes of membership: Active, Associate, and Honorary.

Active Members

Active membership will be open to:

  • nurses who are currently employed or on a leave of absence (LOA) of twelve (12) months or less from positions at the management level in health units in Ontario.
  • non-management nurses working in the leadership roles of professional/ nursing practice leads as identified by CNOs within their respective health units.
  • university nursing faculty

An active member in good standing (fees paid, uphold values of the association) is entitled to:

  • notice of, and to attend all Annual General and Special Meetings of the Association;
  • vote; and
  • be eligible for election to office.

Associate Members

Associate membership is open to:

  • non-nurse managers of nurses in health units in Ontario;
  • former retired members;
  • students; and
  • retired public health nursing managers.

Associate members are:

  • entitled to attend all Annual General and Special General Meetings of the Association;
  • not eligible to vote; and not eligible for election to office.

Honorary Members

Honorary membership may be bestowed by the Executive Committee, for special recognition of outstanding contribution to the Public Health Nursing leadership in Ontario. Honorary members have the same rights as Associate members.

Member Fees

An Active membership fee will be determined at the Annual General Meeting. In 2023 the fee is $200 per Active member.

The fee for Associate membership will be set at fifty (50%) percent of the Active membership fee.

Honorary members do not pay a fee.

Fees will be due prior to February 1 of each year.  Honorary members do not pay a fee.

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