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posted: 14 May 2019

archived: September 2019

Hypertonicity Intervention Workshop

When: June 7-9 2019

Where: Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, 550 University Ave, 2nd floor auditorium

Description: After attending this workshop, attendees will be able to:

Registration: Hypertonicity Intervention Workshop Registration.

More Information: Email Conferences@UHN.ca or call 416-597-3422 x3448 for more information. Download the Hypertonicity Intervention Workshop Flyer (PDF).

Rehab Relay - Call for Submissions

updated: May 2, 2017

archived: March 2019

Attention OARN Members:


Do you have a story, article, update or information that you would like to share as part of our OARN electronic newsletter? If so, please email your submission to the OARN webmaster (webmaster at oarn dot ca) or use our contact form.


posted: 7 January 2019

archived: March 2019

updated: 25 January 2019 - WebEx information

Rehab Nursing in China 2018

by Patricia Zip, CARN President-Elect

When: January 31, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

Where: GF Strong Rehab Centre, 4255 Laurel St. Vancouver, BC - Room 241 or via


WebEx: https://bit.ly/2S2XvAd. See link to poster below for contact details.

Description: As part of the Canadian Nurse's Association's Specialty Certification Discovery Week Celebration, join the CARN leadership team and other members to hear about Patricia Zip’s January 2018 trip to China to speak to 600 Rehab Nurses. Also, this is a great opportunity to learn about Rehabilitation Certification.

More Information: Download the brochure (PDF) for details and further WebEx and contact information.


Call for Nominations

posted: 20 July 2018

archived: March 2019

Dear OARN member,
Do you enjoy speaking out for nurses, health and health care? We are looking for members to join the OARN executive.
For 2018-2020, the OARN is seeking nominees for the following positions:
  • Policy and Political Action Executive Network Officer
  • Student Liaison Executive Network Officer
  • Social Media Executive Network Officer
  • Workplace Liaison Executive Network Officer
Candidates must be members in good standing of the applicable region, chapter or interest group and agree to serving for a two year term if elected. To submit your nomination please complete the nomination form and attach a brief statement outlining your interest in the position (max 250 words).
Please send nomination forms and statement to Irene Simpson – isimpson (at) hollandbloorview.ca by August 31, 2018.

Download the original notice (PDF) for distribution and the nomination form (MS Word format).


archived: March 2019

Update: 2018 RNFOO Award Winners Announced

The 2018 RNFOO award winners have been announced.

The Registered Nurses´ Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) has announced that the applications for the 2018 RNFOO Awards and Scholarships must be submitted by January 22, 2018. Check the RNFOO website and awards brochure to confirm deadlines and eligibility requirements.

The Registered Nurses' Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) is a charitable organization that provides financial support for nurses and nursing students in Ontario to further their educational studies, conduct nursing and health care research, and support community health initiatives. Awards and Scholarships are available for study at the certificate, undergraduate, and graduate levels.

Information about the awards process can be found on the RNFOO website.


archived: March 2019

CNA Certification Discovery Week - January 28 - February 3 2018

It’s time to boast about the impact of your CNA certification!

To honour and promote your achievements and the impact you have had on your patients as a certified nurse, CNA is launching its second CNA Certification Discovery Week, January 28-February 3, 2018. Our goal this year is to have 100 nurses as our Ambassadors. We invite you to join the celebration and share the benefits of your CNA certification with your colleagues.

For more information please read below.


posted: 1 October 2018

archived: January 2019

Best Practices in Post-Trauma Community Re-Integration

Chronic Pain

When: November 23, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm EST

Where: St-Elias Banquet Centre, 750 Ridgewood Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1V 6N1 (Map)

Description: Join us for the 3rd annual conference - this year's theme will focus on Chronic Pain. You will hear from passionate leaders and participate in reflective discussions. Our goal is excellence in trauma rehabilitation, from hospital to home. There is a great line-up of speakers (speaker profiles are provided via the link below).

Who should attend:

More Information:Additional conference information and registration details.