Annual General Meeting
Each year IBSIG holds its Annual General Meeting. It is FREE to members in good standing, and guests who wish to become members. IBSIG members, old and new, are invited to join in a time of learning, knowledge exchange, and networking. The AGM is also an opportunity for members to spend some time reflecting on IBSIG’s successes accomplished within the last year. The first part of the meeting is allocated to IBSIG business/elections. Then there is a time of learning. The speakers are always "on topic" with important information for RPNs running an independent practice. HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!
2018 AGM - August 11, 2018
"EntrepreNURSEshipR Growing Community Roots and Connecting with Peers" was held August 11, 2018 in Sudbury.Thank you for attending, and thank you to all sponsors! We couldn't do it without your support.
Stay tuned for the date for 2019. It will be announced in the new year.
"EntrepreNURSEshipR Growing Community Roots and Connecting with Peers". This year's AGM was kindly sponsored by Superior Medical Limited and KW Insurance Brokers. Their financial contributions made for a great event and helped defray the cost of our member gathering!
We also would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU for the companies who provided gift credit cards and product giveaways for our AGM participants: Mediclave.com, Quality Foot Care - QFC, Vitality Depot, Scotiabank Spadina, Scotiabank Markham, CIBC Highland Creek, Staples Sudbury, Superior Medical, CPC Health Care, Flexitol. Thank you!
Special offer:Vitality Depot provided product samples for the AGM event along with an offer of 25% off all CanDo & Sup-R-Band products to IBSIG Members until the end of August 2018.
"EntrepreNURSEship®… Navigating your Success”. This year's AGM was kindly sponsored by CBON, Superior Medical Limited, KW Insurance Brokers, and Visiting Angels. Their financial contributions made for a great event and helped defray the cost of our member gathering!
We also would like to give a heartfelt THANK YOU for the companies who provided $25 gift credit cards: CIBC (Highland Creek Scarborough Branch), Metro/Food Basics, Scotia Bank (Markham Rd Scarborough Branch & Spadina Ave. Toronto Branch), Staples(Argentia Rd Mississauga, Store#227); those companies who provided product samples and freebies: CBON, CPC Healthcare, Dermal Therapy, Dormer Laboratories Inc., Farleyco Marketing Inc., KW Insurance Brokers, L'Moor, Medical Mart, Quality Foot Care, Simcan, Thomas Machinery, Virox Technologies Inc., Vitality Depot; And our flower sponsor, who generously offered to supply flowers for the speakers: Linda Heber, Linda the Foot Care Nurse. Thank you!
This year we had a panel of experts: Cynthia Mason (Lawyer), Pat Harris (Accounting/Bookkeeping), Patti Clancy (Owner, Agape Caregiver Relieve Inc.) to field your questions and discuss the aspects of a successful business and avoiding common pitfalls.
"EntrepreNURSEshiptm How to Build a Business, You're not Alone". This year's AGM was kindly sponsored by Superior Medical Limited, KW Insurance Brokers, and Visiting Angels. Their financial contributions made for a great event and helped defray the cost of our member gathering! We also received product and gift contributions from CBON, Delta East Inn/Conference Centre, Dermal Therapy, Dormer Laboratories Inc., Dream Concepts, Dr. Jerry Biderman, Farleyco Marketing Inc., Linda The Foot Nurse, Scotia Bank, Superior Medical Limited, Virox Technologies Inc., and Vitality Depot. Thank you!
The guest speakers presented on "EntrepreNURSEshipTM: How to promote your business as a Nurse without conflict of interest" (Julie Quizon, RPN, Marketing IBSIG) and "Government Programs and Services for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises" (Regional Business Officer, Canada Business Ontario, Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario).
"Privacy and Confidentiality Issues pertaining to Nursing in Ontario". The guest speakers presented on "Privacy and Confidentiality Issues pertaining to Nursing in Ontario" (Brendan Gray, Health Law Counsel, Office of the Information and Pravacy Commissioner of Ontario) and "Mine your own Business" (Manny Moniz, Superior Medical Ltd).
"Entrepreneurial RPNs ON THE ISSUES ~ Legislation & Action ~". The guest speakers presented on "Practice Review and Independent Business" (Myra Kreick, CNO) and "Actions to Take when Setting Up an Independent Business – an Accounting Perspective" (Oscar Torres, Bateman MacKay).
“Know and Work within the Rules”. The guest speakers provided details on the topic of liability and practice insurance, and CNO’s recently revised guideline on Independent Business.
"On Your Mark, Get Set, Engage!"The guest speaker was Manny Moniz, who offered up his time to walk us through a thought-provoking look at what it takes to align resources, market our services, and grow our businesses.