Enhancing and advancing nursing practice through educational awards

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The RNFOO enhances and advances nursing practice, and contributes to the health of individuals by providing awards and scholarships to Ontario nurses and nursing students.

2024 Academic Awards

Applications will be accepted starting in late November. Watch this page for more information

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The story of RNFOO’s Nurse Innovator Awards (NIA) initiative was shared on July 4th, at the International Council of Nursing Congress in…

Annual Gala 2023 Highlights

The Registered Nurses Foundation of Ontario (RNFOO) recently hosted its Annual Gala 2023, marking a momentous return to in-person events while embracing…

2024 Academic Awards

RNFOO is gearing up for the 2024 Academic Awards application process.  We are collecting input from award sponsors, and preparing a new application format that will streamline the system for applicants.  Applications will be accepted starting in late November.  If you are interested in applying, reading the instructions from last year will give you a good idea of what will be required.

2023 Annual Award Winners

More than 80 awards and scholarships totalling $95,700 were awarded from the overwhelming number of applicants.

The awards and scholarships administered by RNFOO are funded by contributions from individuals, estates, corporations, and organizations.

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