Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association (MORNA)
Welcome to our Official Website

2018-2019 Executive

Kim Goodman
President Elect
Dawn Affleck
Past President
Karen Sagness
Carmen Saban
Iris MacMillan
Educational Coordinator
Stacey Brown


Iris MacMillan
Stacey Brown
Dawn Affleck
Kim Goodman (ex-officio)
Karen Sagness
Kim Goodman (ex-officio)
Education Committee
Stacey Brown
Karen Sagness

MORNA Gauzette Newsletter

MORNA Events Calendar

Featured Events

September 19, 2018
MORNA Annual Fall Meeting
Wine & Cheese

2018-2019 MORNA
Business and Education Meetings

  • October 16, 2018
  • November 22, 2018
  • January 16, 2019
  • February 21, 2019
  • April 16, 2019

March 16, 2019
MORNA Spring 2019 Workshop

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Learn more about these events...

Please visit the ORNAC Events calender for a full list of all ORNAC activities.


The Association is provincially organized, and is based in Winnipeg.

Board of Directors

The affairs of MORNA are managed by a Board of Directors which is composed of the Executive Officers, Representatives from all Winnipeg Operating Rooms, Chairpersons of Standing or Ad Hoc Committees, and Associate Chapter President(s).


There are a minimum of five (5) general meetings, held from September to June. Each meeting has a business section, as well as an educational session. The Annual General Meeting, which includes the Election of Officers, is held each year within May or June.


  • Develop and promote professional standards, based on the CNA Code of Ethics for Nurses, which promote optimum perioperative patient care.
  • Support and promote the ORNAC Recommended Standards for Perioperative Nursing Practice.
  • Identify and meet the professional needs of perioperative nurses throughout the Province of Manitoba.
  • Ensure perioperative nursing practice remains current by the networking of ideas and techniques through meetings, communications, presentations, conferences and workshops.
  • Develop a strong sense of collegiality among the perioperative nursing community, for professional and personal growth.
  • Advocate for perioperative nurses on issues and decisions affecting their practice.
  • Establish resources for educational, social and research activities.
  • Establish recognition and financial awards for Active MORNA members or others who have made significant contributions to perioperative nursing.
  • Contribute and disburse funds to support the cause of perioperative nursing.
  • Establish and maintain links with CRNM, ORNAC and other professional organizations.

President's Message

Thank you for visiting the Manitoba Operating Room Nurses Association website.

Our group consists of talented and dedicated perioperative nurses throughout the province from all surgical specialties and levels of experience. As well as supporting its members in providing safe and efficient care, we work to ensure that our group remains current with new practices and technologies so that the very best care is offered to our patients.

MORNA continues with our membership with the Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC). This membership process allows all MORNA members access too many opportunities offered through ORNAC including webinars, discounts to the ORNAC conference and a "voice" at ORNAC's Annual General Meeting held each spring. I believe you’ll be impressed by what MORNA/ORNAC has achieved so far and am confident about its potential to accomplish great things in the future.

MORNA strongly supports education through monthly meetings which consist of an education session followed by a nutritional break and then our business meeting. Through ZOOM Video Conferencing, we are able to include many rural sites in our monthly meetings and are working on increasing this membership throughout the coming year. We presently have incentives to attract new members, acknowledge active MORNA members and even a chance to win their Registration to the upcoming ORNAC National Conference Registration fee in 2019. Our meetings will now be held at the CRNM building in the Conference Room on the main floor. These meetings will give participants a platform to exchange ideas, discover novel opportunities, reacquaint with colleagues, meet new friends, and broaden your knowledge.

We also host our annual Spring Workshop which not only provides the opportunity for nurses to enhance their perioperative knowledge but also the opportunity for nurses to network within the province. This year, the workshop will be held in Winnipeg at the Hilton on March 16, 2019. For further information regarding the workshop, please contact Stacey Brown at We do hope you are able to join us.

Finally, I would like to thank our members for the support and active engagement to our association. Your role in realizing our vision and being part of a team that is committed to the very best in patient care, safety, education and research is deeply valued. I look forward to this final year as your President.

With best regards,


Kim Goodman
MORNA, President

MORNA Funding Guidelines

IMPORTANT! Due to web browser incompatibilities, it is strongly recommended that all applicants download and save these files to their desktop or devices before completing and printing their forms. Failure to do so may result in "blank" forms saves.

Educational Funding
Flexible funding guidelines to support and promote MORNA members' attendance at perioperative educational sessions.

CNA Certification and Recertification Funding Guidelines
To support MORNA members in pursuit of enhancing their perioperative practice through Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA) certification/recertification.


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