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The Annual General Meeting provides an opportunity for Council to report on its governance and for members to submit resolutions and discuss items that are of interest and relate to our mandate. It is also a great opportunity for members of the public to learn more about how we are accountable to uphold public protection.

The CRNNS by-laws require that the following matters must be considered at the AGM:

  1. approval of the minutes of the previous annual general meeting;
  2. annual reports from the President and Executive Director;
  3. an auditor’s report;
  4. business arising from the previous annual general meeting;
  5. matters to be voted upon pursuant to By-Law 19(4); and
  6. any other matters as determined by Council.

Mark Your Calendar for our 2019 AGM

This spring, we invite you to join us for our 2019 Annual General Meeting (AGM) to hear from CRNNS and our governing Council about our work in 2018. The format for the event will be different this year and will just be an hour-long business meeting. This year, the AGM will take place on May 23 at our new office in Bedford, Nova Scotia. This is an opportunity to hear about CRNNS activities, participate in discussions and vote on regulatory issues that matter to you.

Registration for the AGM will open on April 1, 2019. The AGM is open to our members and to the public. Please note that space will be limited and early registration is recommended.

Stay tuned to the CRNNS newsletter, Facebook page and website for details in late March.

Apply to be an AGM Scrutineer

We are looking for three AGM Scrutineers to lend a hand for the 2019 AGM. What’s involved? Scrutineers are required to count votes at the AGM and play a key role in capturing accurate resolutions from the audience.

To thank you for your time, scrutineers are provided with an accommodation and mileage subsidy to cover their required expenses to attend the AGM. Previous experience attending the CRNNS AGM as a voting delegate or as a scrutineer is required.

If you are interested in becoming a 2019 AGM scrutineer and lending approximately 1 hour of your time on the morning of May 23, 2019, please submit your name to Darlene Martin, CRNNS Executive Assistant, at by March 29, 2019.

Call for Resolutions

Have something you would like CRNNS to consider at our 2019 AGM? One way to become involved in the 2019 AGM is to submit and present a resolution. A resolution is a formal statement or expression of an opinion presented to voting delegates at the AGM. Resolutions that are supported and passed by a majority of the voting delegates on the day of the AGM are forwarded to the CRNNS Council for further action.

To be considered by Council, a resolution must be:

  1. Consistent with the objects of the Registered Nurses Act and within the jurisdiction of CRNNS
  2. Submitted by an active-practising member and seconded by another active-practising member, at least 60 days prior to our AGM
  3. Passed at our AGM

As we shared in our February newsletter, we are preparing for the possibility that government will introduce the legislation for one nursing regulator this Spring. This could lead to proclamation of the new organization as early as June 2019. This may impact the ability of the existing CRNNS Council to take action on any resolutions passed at the AGM.

To submit an AGM resolution, please complete our online form by Monday, March 25, 2019. Although there is also the opportunity to submit a motion from the floor on the day of the AGM, we encourage members to submit a resolution in advance to give CRNNS the time needed to communicate the resolution to members who may wish to attend the event in support of and/or to speak to the resolution.

If you have any questions about this process, please contact Darlene Martin, CRNNS Executive Assistant, at

Submit a Resolution