Ontario Black Nurses' Network is a not-for-profit organization that will provide social networking opportunities for members to connect with various industry guests and each other.
Ontario Black Nurses' Network will provide professional development and mentorship opportunities to its membership. Services will include career development workshops, resume review and job opportunities
Ontario Black Nurses' Network will make a commitment to highlight and recognize practice excellence among its membership. There will also be student outreach and scholarship opportunities.
We are passionate about our place in the world as Black nurses, students, and leaders. We have come far, but we must acknowledge that there is still a great deal of work to be done and a challenging journey ahead because anti-Black racism still exists across North America, including Canada. OBNN is committed to acknowledging and fighting racism, bias and discrimination, by speaking out against anti-Black violence, by supporting anti-racism efforts in our communities and by magnifying the voices of our Black nurse leaders in the fight for justice, equity and an end to systemic racism.
" As I am a new member to the Ontario Black Nurses Network (OBNN), I feel hopeful and excited for new opportunities within this initiative. Being a young Black- female nursing student I feel powerful and motivated that I have such amazing support from wise executive members within OBNN. When I attended the most recent social night event, I felt an instant connection with all members and a safe space when talking about the future of young black nurses. Black women in leadership is something that resonates with me and I continue to see great opportunities at hand and young black nurses on the brink of success "
“The Student Social Event was a great experience, that I am very fortunate to have attended. I was given the opportunity to meet some of my fellow nursing students, as well as ask questions and communicate with experienced nurses. Overall, the event was very engaging, informative and so fun! I can’t wait to attend future events."
"I want to start by saying thank you for allowing me to participate in this amazing opportunity for students. There was a great mixture of fun and informative activities, as well as, excellent speakers, good quality questions and discussions. I believe the staff at OBNN paid great attention to detail behind the scenes, and really went above and beyond to create not only an event, but a safe space that speaks to our needs as upcoming, Black-identified nurses. Friendly and knowledgeable people, great vibes and good music – what more can I ask for. The event was inspiring, and I’m excited to see what they have to offer in the future!"
CITYTV Interview, February 23rd, 2021
We are pleased to offer Educational Awards to our members who are pursuing their studies. Find out more HERE
This year OBNN has selected “Aspire to Greatness in 2022” as the theme for Black History Month and the rest of the year. We challenge our members to be the greatest versions of themselves and share with us stories of their experiences and triumphs in 2022.
Tell us how you are aspiring to greatness: Are you starting/reaching that educational/work goal, taking control of your health, teaching your children how to advocate for themselves & their community, or reaching for the stars in some other way that may inspire others? Send stories to: email@example.com