16th AGM News and Report

AGM News and Report

Click on "Executive" for your 2017-2018 executive.

The AGM took place in the St. James Cathedral Centre, a convenient and pleasant location for this years meeting. Attendance was lower than expected but this could be the result of the date change. The executive has decided once again to hold next years meeting to coincide with RNAO's AGM and at the same location. We would like to get feed back from you about this decision and look for ways to make it possible for more to be present.

PNIG Annual General Meeting, April 29, 2017

              MARK YOUR CALENDAR
      For our 16th Annual General  Meeting

Saturday April 29, 2017 - 8:00 to 11:00 am.
*Please note this is a change from our previous AGMs date in October. It will take place on the Saturday morning following RNAO’s AGM, replacing the usual networking meeting held at this time.

Meeting Location - St. James Cathedral Centre, 65 Church Street (Church and Adelaide Street). For map and directions
Following this meeting we will proceed to the Hilton Toronto for RNAO’s Closing Keynote Address. The hotel is conveniently located to the Cathedral Centre.

Your Executive hopes that this change will allow more to attend and participate in the future of our Interest Group. 

   To register email,

Registration Deadline April 14, 2017. See Attachment for information

Parish Nursing Interest Group AGM 2017

Two Important Resolutions for the AGM 2017

See the attachments below for the 2 resolutions and Appendix A. Resolutions will be brought forward and will affect the future of our Interest Group


Executive Positions, Nominations, Elections

             April 29, 2017 AGM

Your contribution to the future of PNIG is needed. Here is an opportunity to serve and support parish nursing in Ontario. As an interest Group with RNAO, we can play an important role in "SPEAKING OUT FOR HEALTH, SPEAKING OUT FOR PARISH NURSING".

Consider volunteering for a position on the executive for 2017. Contact Gloria Wiebe to indicate you intention.

See attachment for position vacancies.


15th Annual PNIG AGM

The Courage to Nurse:  Practices to Sustain the Soul

An invitation to explore how you connect your soul with your role as a Parish Nurse.  With an introduction to Courage and Renewal touchstones and practices, we'll catch a glimpse of how to expand our capacity to listen and be present; improve our ability to build trustworthy relationships; and find the courage to live authentically. 

CNA Position Statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice

Canadian Nurses Association Position Statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice

June 2010, CNA issued their position statement on Spirituality, Health and Nursing Practice. The initiative behind this statement was the resolution put forward by PNIG at RNAO's AGM in April 2004, that "spiritual well-being be included in the WHO definition of Health". Dr. June Webber, Director, Department of International Policy and Development, CNA brought this issue to the attention of the International Council of Nurses (ICN).

Change in CNA membership from mandatory to optional - Questions and Answers

Changes to the CNA membership become effective November 2014. We want to ensure that our membership is clear on these changes

RNAO BOD makes important decision: Changes to CNA membership - November 1, 2014 -

Article Published on Canadian Virtual Hospice website

Article written by Michelle O'Rouke has been published on the Canadian Virtual Hospice website. The article, Mindfulness and Reflective Practice: Enriching personal and professional growth can be found at

Global News Item Features Parish Nurse, Jennifer Cameron

"Church is Good"

University research is showing a surprising link between good health and those who regularly attend religious services. Laura Zilke reports on recent research done by a McMaster University PHD Candidate,with the conclusion that "Church is Good". Jennifer Cameron, parish nurse at All Saints Kingsway Anglican Church, is interviewed and talks about the "white collar effect".

Click on the link below to view the item featuring All Saints' Kingsway.

Nursing Week, Parish Nurses Featured

Parish Nurse Betty Behm, from Mount Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waterloo and Gail Noble, Benton Street Baptist Church in Kitchener were featured in article in The Record.

Article can be downloaded at