The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is an organization of Perioperative Registered Nurses & Associates dedicated to the:

  • Promotion and advancement of excellence in the provision of safe perioperative care for patients;
  • Professional growth, competence & personal enhancement of the ORNAC membership; and
  • Progression of perioperative professional practice at a regional, provincial, national & international level.


VISION The leader in perioperative practice & patient safety

The Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC) is the leader in perioperative practice & patient safety through a strong, unified national association that enhances and advances the practice of perioperative Registered Nurses & Associates.


CORE VALUES  Promotion of Perioperative Excellence

  • Leadership: We work together professionally to promote and advance our specialty.
  • Knowledge: We recognize and are committed to education, research, and Perioperative Practice Standards as essential components guiding our practice.
  • Competency: We advocate for all perioperative registered nurses to become certified through CNA.
  • Continuous Quality: We strive to achieve excellence in perioperative practice and activities influencing our association.
  • Collaborative Partnerships
    • Respect: We recognize the worth, quality, diversity, and importance of each other and the patients we care for.
    • Diversity: We collaborate with nurses within our specialty, related organizations/agencies, and other disciplines that impact our practice
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