On the morning of Saturday May 3rd we hosted our 2014 AGM (Annual General Meeting) at the Toronto Hilton.
Our AGM this year began and ended with drumming by Katrina Graham, our Education Officer.
Marie Knapp, RN was our Keynote Speaker for the day and she presented on how she incorporated the complementary therapy work she does in her practice. Marie is a nurse Counsellor from the Owen Sound area,. In her work she supports and guides her clients on their path to emotional, mental and physcial wellness. She is a long time member of the CTNIG, as well as the CHNA (Canadian Holistic Nurses Association). She is a Therapeutic Touch Practitioner and a Reiki Master. Marie is a gifted speaker; learn more about her at: marieknapp.com
If you did not make it this year, hope you will in the fall - TBA where and when.
Check Out the Nomination Criteria & Process
Nominees must have been a CTNIG member for greater than 1 year
In 2012 at our 10th Anniversary we bestowed the first award to our beloved Darka Neill (a founding member and our first President) for her dedication and work in meeting our vision and mission to see Complementary Therapies integrated, recognized and used in Healthcare today! We know she is not alone in the work she does. Perhaps you know a CTNIG member who is deserving of this recognition.
The next award will be presented this FALL at our GENERAL MEETING.
where and when to be announced. We are firming up the criteria now.
Perhaps you will nominate a CTNIG member, or someone will nominate you by October 10, 2014!
If you have any questions, please send them to Kim at email@example.com; send your contact info (& phone number) in the email please.
It is that time of year where nominations for open Executive Officer Positions are welcomed! Though perhaps you are not interested in serving on this board, though would like to get your feet wet by being on a committee; we have place available. Well, we are looking for you! Nothing happens by accident and perhaps you are reading this today as you are hearing the call to serve our membership. Remember, no expereince is necessary, and you can learn as you go. We will help you learn the role. We welcome new insights and ideas to assist us in sustaining and growing the CTNIG's. Do not worry if you live in the far north or south or in the GTA - we meet usually via teleconferencing.Email Kim M Watson today to discuss this further, she can share her phone number with you then.
Available 2014-2016 Executive Officer positions include:
Available Committee Positions include: Education, Membership, Communications, Policy & Political Action, Newsletter, Research,and Website/Information.
The Chair and Education Officer is looking for help with the 2014 AGM and the Fall Meeting (many different jobs) such as a Committee to assist in the search for the 2014 candidate for the "Award of Excellence" (our 2nd time offering this award) - which will occur at the Fall Meeting.
Positions will commence anytime for the next 2013-2015 (2-year term). If interested please contact our Chair/President, Kim M Watson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please include the following information with your nomination of interest:
Catherine Cenkowski - Newsletter Committee Member: Student Editor
York University CTNIG Liaison
A Word from the Board: We are so happy that Catherine has joined us. She has jumped in with both feet and already has contributed to our newsletter. Her optimistic outlook and energy is a welcomed addition to our team! Kim M Watson, CTNIG President
A Bit From Catherine: My name is Catherine Cenkowski and I am currently completing a BScN at York University. Being an active member of York’s health community, I have been delighted to work with thousands of students, as an educator, peer mentor, and student advocate. I currently work on campus for the Atkinson Centre for.. Read More
The RNAO-CTNIG is a professional support group for Registered Nurses interested in or practicing Complementary Therapies (CT). CT are being used by Canadians more than most healthcarre professionals are aware of. In many countries they have already become a part of healthcare, and we are seeing an increase use and interest here in Ontario. More nurses are using CT more as part of their practice, or encountering clients who have incorporated, or are interested in CT as part of their prevention or action plan of care. We see CT as a valuable tool in their toolbox, be they practice a form of CT or advocate for them. Nurses in the growing field of CT benefit from sharing their experiences with one another and developing common strategies and it is our hope that one way to achieve this will be through the CTNIG that this will be accomplished.
The CTNIG is assisting the RNAO of fulfilling its mandate of "speaking out for health, speaking out for nursing." We are doing this by supporting CT nurses and those clients who are seeking CT, by acting as a resource for nurses and others, and through raising the profile of RNs who practice complementary therapies, We hope to bring to light the role CT can play in the health of our population using a mind-body-spirit approach: hence a HOLISTIC approach to care. It is also through the support and sharing of research we aim to integrate CT in healthcare.