The Nursing Research Interest Group (NRIG) became an interest group of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) in 1986. NRIG strives to support and advocate for nursing research as well as research funding opportunities for novice and experienced nurse researchers in Ontario.

Our mission is to promote the understanding, conduct and uptake of nursing research through collaboration, funding, education, networking, and lobbying to improve the health of individuals and families in Ontario.


Call for Nominations on the NRIG Executive

Deadline April 30, 2020

Do you enjoy speaking out for nurses, health and health care?  Are you looking to use or develop your leadership skills?  NRIG is looking for dynamic members like yourself to join our NRIG executive team!  We are seeking nominations for the following 5 positions on our executive team.  Roles will begin in June 2020.  

Candidate must be NRIG members in good standing and agree to serve a two-year term if elected.  To submit your nomination, please submit the following:

  1. A complete nomination form
  2. A brief statement outlining your interest in the position (max 250 words)
  3. A picture (jpeg file) for use on our website and newsletter

Call For Nominations Form 2020


Please email your nomination form and statement of interest to Amy Wright, NRIG Chair at by April 30, 2020 at midnight.  if you have any further questions about any of the position, please reach out to NRIG Chair and she would be happy to answer them.

  • Secretary (2 Year Term)
    • Keeps accurate records (minutes) of all NRIG executive meetings
  • Membership Executive Network Officer (2 Year Term)
  • Responsible for recruiting and retaining members to the group:
    • Engages and encourage existing members to get involved
    • Maintain up to date membership numbers by contacting RNAO
  • Policy & Political Action Executive Network Officer
    • Responsible for the group's advocacy efforts:
      • Meets with politicians as part of Queen's Park Day and Queen's Park on the Road (QPoR)
      • Provides a strong voice for nursing during elections, by connecting with candidates and organizing health-care all-candidates debates.
  • Member at Large - Social Media (2 Year term)
    • Maintains NRIG communications on social media sites (such as Twitter, Facebook and Instagram)
  • Student Representatives (1 Year term)
    • Provides the student perspectives to the executive team
    • Connects to the nursing student community through outreach and encouraging other students to join and get involved in the group activities


Nursing Research Interest Group

Annual General Meeting - Tuesday, June 16, 2020,

1400 to 1500 (EST)

We're Going Digital!

Please plan to participate in this year's AGM to hear NRIG's AGM report: Exciting education initiatives, award/scholarship winners, our new Executive members, and more!

Please join us online at

Meeting ID: 117 090 502
Dial by your location: +1 647 558 0588 (enter meeting ID & #)

The archived meeting will be available after the presentation at
under Upcoming & Past Events
For more information, please contact Amy Wright, NRIG Chair at

NRIG AGM Information


In collaboration with the RNAO, the RNAO Board’s Research Committee and other partners, NRIG:

Promotes nursing research in Ontario

Lobbies for resources to promote excellence in nursing research

Promotes nursing representation on peer review committees

Disseminates research to nurses, other health care providers, the government and the public

Promotes and facilitates the understanding of the application of research findings to support evidence-based decision-making in practice and management

Fosters the development of scholarship and research skills among novice nurse researchers

Creates opportunities to network with individuals who share similar interests in research

NRIG supports and advocates for nursing research, nursing research issues as well as research funding opportunities for novice to experienced nurse researchers.

Top Five Reasons to Join NRIG

  1. Awards and Scholarships
  2. Research Grants
  3. Webinars and Events
  4. Networking
  5. Newsletters

To find out more about the Benefits of being an NRIG Member, and to join, visit our Become A Member page