Webinar: Building a mentorship movement for Black nurses

RNAO held a webinar in the Let’s Talk about Anti-Black Racism and Discrimination in Nursing series on Monday, January 18, 2021.

Topic: Building a mentorship movement for Black nurses


  • explore definitions of mentorship and the attributes of an effective mentor/mentee;
  • increase participants' understanding of Black nurses access to and experiences of mentorship;
  • discuss what constitutes a successful mentor/mentee relationship;
  • describe the value, benefits and outcomes of mentorship for mentors, mentees and for health-care organizations; and
  • generate dialogue to help shape RNAO's mentorship initiative for Black nurses.


  1. Michele James, Vice-President, People and Transformation, Scarborough Health Network 
  2. Ryan Hinds, Community Engagement Lead, Toronto Central LHIN
  3. Sandra Robinson, NP, CNO Council President, Manager at Toronto Western Hospital
  4. Sharon Nwamadi, RN, Nurse Manager, Bayview Family Practice

To see information about webinars in the series, as well as background information on RNAO’s Black Nurses Task Force, please go here.