The AGM of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba will be held on May 12, 2016 at the Norwood Hotel, 112 Marion Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

The meeting shall be called to order at 4:00 pm on Thursday, May 12, 2016.

AGM Agenda
The agenda sets out the business proposed for the meeting and can be accessed here. Included in the agenda is the CRPNM Board of Director’s recommendation to set the 2017 Practising registration fee at $525 (plus the GST).

The approved audited financial statements for the year ending December 31, 2015 and all other reports from the Board can be found in the CRPNM’s Annual Report to the Minister.

Providing Care for Transgender Persons and their Families
Building on the Canadian Patient Safety Week theme of Communication, please join us for a panel presentation, immediately following the AGM, on the topic of providing care for transgender persons and their families. This presentation, led by Brandy Pollard, Ashley Smith and Fiona Smith, promises to be provocative and interactive. In their words, “people often don’t want to talk about this because they fear we might be offended…..we dare you to try to offend us.” Education is where it begins.

Brandy is a member of the WRHA Patient and Family Advisory Council and is very open and honest about being a mature transgender woman.

Ashley is a registered psychiatric nurse who works at the Trans Health Program at Klinic Community Health Centre as well as the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program at the Health Sciences Centre.

Fiona is a faculty member in the psychiatric nursing program at Brandon University. She is completing a PhD in Applied Health Sciences at the University of Manitoba. Her research explores nursing students’ knowledge, attitudes and behaviors regarding transgender persons.