About Us

Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Canada (RPNC) is an incorporated body in Canada. It is a virtual organization whose members are the formal regulatory bodies for the profession of Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Canada: the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta; the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC); the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM): and, the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS).  The Yukon Ministry of Community Services  also regulates Registered Psychiatric Nurses. The Board of Directors is formed of the Presidents/Chairs and Executive Directors/Registrars of the member organizations.

The RPNC represents about 5,500 Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) in Canada.  They form the largest single group of professional mental health service providers in Western Canada.  RPNs work in collaboration with clients and other health service personnel, providing holistic, client-centered services to individuals, families, groups and communities with a focus on mental health and mental illness within the context of the client's overall health needs.

The RPNC Board of Directors - January 2014

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC)

Kyong-ae Kim - Executive Director CRPNBC
Dorothy Jennings - President CRPNBC

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA)

Barbara Lowe - Executive Director CRPNA
Chris Watkins - President CRPNA

Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan

Robert Allen - Executive Director RPNAS
Marion Palidwar - President RPNAS

College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM)

Laura Panteluk - Executive Director CRPNM
Debbie Frechette - President CRPNM