Interest Group Email Archive

  • SNIG theme for 2020-2021

    Posted on Oct. 15, 2020, 9:55 p.m.

    Dear members,

    Staff nurses have been challenged dealing with this pandemic. More than ever we need to focus on our self-care so that we can properly advocate for our patients/residents as well as ourselves. Nurses are challenged not only in their work environment, but also their home environment as well. Home schooling, sending children to school in uncertain times, spouses and nurses working from home as well as in unpredictable work settings can all add stress. We ask that you take care of yourselves so that you are able to take care of others. We do need a plan. 

  • SNIG Call for Nominations - 2020

    Posted on June 26, 2020, 5:10 p.m.

    Nominations are now being accepted for the positions below for a two-year office. (Note: at the termination of the two-year term, you are eligible to stand for a second term of two years).  Call for nominations closes on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 at 12pm.

    • Policy and Political Action Executive Network Officer
    • Social Media Executive Network Officer
    • Student Liaison

    To apply please complete the oline call fro nominations from at

  • Reclaim 2020 as OUR Year of the Nurse!

    Posted on June 5, 2020, 11:42 a.m.

    In my 52 years of Nursing I do not think I have ever been more challenged or have questioned myself for choosing the profession of Nursing as I have in 2020. Covid-19 has seen worldwide healthcare strained to its max. Faces of exhausted nurses fill the pages of newspapers. Nurses cannot get daycare for their children because the public is afraid. There are shortages of PPE. Nurses are afraid of what they might bring home to their families.

  • SNIG NewsFlash

    Posted on April 17, 2020, 2:51 p.m.

    Hello SNIG Members:

    Writing to you in time of Covid-19. It is a time when the work of nurses is being appreciated by our country. I had planned to retire but I decided to defer for now as I want to be part of the health care workforce.  Like most of you I gave fears and anxieties. I work in a psychiatric facility.  

  • Theme for SNIG 2019

    Posted on Sept. 4, 2019, 1:10 p.m.

    Our 2019 theme for SNIG is: BEING SELF AWARE LEADS TO BETTER CARE -> Mindful Nursing; Self Care; Self aware. 

    What is your feedback? Use our social media or respond to us through the contact this interest group. We would love to hear from you!

  • Election Results

    Posted on Aug. 17, 2019, 12:50 p.m.

    I am pleased to announce the new executive for SNIG (2019-2021)

    Chair: Una Ferguson (1 year)
    Vice Chair: Lhamo Dolkar(1 year- moving into the Chair position in 2020)
    Financial ENO: Brenda Hutton
    Communication ENO: Sam Perikala
    Social Media ENO: Cadence Gillis
    Socio-Political ENO: Vacant
    Membership ENO: Emily Bowness

    Student Rep: Vacant 

    I want to take this opportunity to thank the following people for their contribution to  SNIG.

  • Volunteer Opportunities: Join The SNIG Executive

    Posted on June 18, 2019, 7:58 a.m.


    Dear member,

    Do you enjoy speaking out for nurses, health and health care? We are looking for members to join the Staff Nurses Interest Group (SNIG) executive.

    SNIG is seeking nominees for the following 2 year term positions::

    • chair-elect
    • communications executive network officer (ENO)
    • finance ENO
    • membership ENO

    Candidates must be members in good standing with SNIG and agree to serving a two-year term if elected.  

  • Staff Nurse Interest Group NewsFlash

    Posted on April 18, 2019, 5:23 p.m.

    Hello fellow SNIG members. I am composing  this email just before Easter weekend. I will be working the weekend as a casual staff nurses at a tertiary care psychiatric hospital. There a few events coming up that I wanted to let you know about. 

    * Understanding Violence and Harassment in the Workplace April 23, 7-830 PM Parkwood Institute , London,  On.  Main Building, room B2-109, auditorium. RNAO Middlesex Elgin Chapter. free event, Parking $4.00, RSVP by April 19.  Register  Nonmembers welcome as well.  I am planning to attend.

  • Combined Meeting for SNIG and CTNIG

    Posted on April 2, 2019, 3:50 a.m.

    The Complementary Therapies Nurses Interest Group and Staff Nurses Interest Group executive welcome you to join us for our light breakfast, meditation and meeting free of charge.

    We will have a guest speaker Piroska Bata RN who will be doing an interactive presentation of “13 steps to celebration. the Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP 101 & Art of well formed goals”

    Saturday April 13th at 9am

  • Staff Nurse Interest Group NewsFlash

    Posted on March 18, 2019, 4:43 p.m.


    Greetings SNIG members, I am sending this email to inform you of some items of interest for staff nurses and members of RNAO

    **On February RNAO members took part in Queens Park Day.  Members of RNAO influence government policy development a great deal. The previous health minister Eric Hoskins said that RNAO was the most influential organization that he worked with.

  • SNIG NewsFlash!!

    Posted on Oct. 9, 2018, 2:53 p.m.


    Greetings SNIG members:

    I am writing today, October 9, just after Thanksgiving Weekend.  I am thinking of what I am grateful for.  Last evening I visited my 94 year old aunt who is a patient in hospital after fracturing her hip.  She was in an orthopedic trauma unit in which there were four patients and 2 nurses in the room caring for them. I was thankful for the care the nurses were giving my aunt and the other vulnerable clients. I left knowing she was receiving close monitoring and good care.

  • SNIG NewsFlash!!

    Posted on Feb. 20, 2018, 10 p.m.

    Greetings SNIG members.  This is a short message  to inform you of activities of SNIG executive. Hoping you all are coping well with the winter weather and driving. Perhaps some of you will be having winter vacations.