Council

The Council is the governing body of the CLPNS. Members of the profession, LPNs, are appointed to the Council. The Council must consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, a minimum of three LPNs and three Government appointees. In addition, Members of the Public are appointed to the Council.

The Council is responsible for the regulation of the Licensed Practical Nurse profession in Saskatchewan. The CLPNS is accountable for ensuring the CLPNS regulates in the interest of the public and not the interest of the profession. The Council is delegated the authority to regulate the LPN profession by the legislature through a piece of legislation called “The Licensed Practical Nurses Act, 2000”. The Act outlines the regulatory and administrative responsibilities of the CLPNS  and the Council.

The Council fulfils its responsibilities through a process called governance. Governance includes setting the overall direction of the CLPNS by developing a strategic plan and policies that guide the organization in its work.   The Council delegates responsibilities to the Executive Director and monitors the organization’s progress and status through the Executive Director.

CLPNS Council

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Interim Chair

Tina Sentes, CHE LPN

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Vice-Chair

Vacant

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Council Member

Uniqa Anmol, LPN

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Council Member

Crystal Morin, LPN

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Council Member

Jordyn Follick, LPN

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Council Member

Peggy Vipond, LPN

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Public Representative

Theo Bryson

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Public Representative

Vacant

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Executive Director

Lynsay Nair, LL.M LPN

Roles & Responsibilities of the Council

CLPNS Chair & Vice-Chair

The Chair is the leader and spokesperson of the Council, presides over the Council’s activities, and is accountable for the integrity of Council’s processes. The Chair does not have individual authority over the CLPNS but leads and manages the Council’s collective authority. The Chair works closely with the Executive Director in planning and implementing the Council’s activities while mentoring the Vice-Chair.

To learn more about the role of the Chair and Vice-Chair, review the Terms of Reference.

Council Members

Council Members contribute to the governance of the CLPNS by participating in the responsibilities and decision-making of the Council. LPN Council members draw upon their professional experiences to bring forth to the Council, while the public interest and public experiences are drawn upon from the Government public appointees and members of the public.

Council Members are expected to make the following commitments:

  • Attend a minimum of 4 Council meetings per year, either online or in person at the CLPNS office. Most meetings are held on weekdays during the day. Some are held in the evening.
  • Attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Review and respond to emails regularly and promptly.
  • Prepare for meetings by reviewing materials in advance. This can take 2 – 8 hours.
  • Participate in committee work and administrative processes of the Council
  • Participate in educational opportunities provided to the Council

Expectations of Council Members:

  • Make decisions in the best interests of the public
  • Contribute to effective governance
  • Support the decisions of the Council

To learn more about a Council Member’s role, review the Council Member Terms of Reference.

2023 Council Meetings

2024 Council Meetings

March 26 & 27, 2024

May 29 & 30, 2024 – Includes the AGM

September 4 & 5, 2024

December 10 & 11, 2024

Click here to View the Council Meeting Minutes

Council Appointment

CLPNS Members and Members of the Public have the opportunity to serve on the CLPNS Council through the Council appointment process.

 

CLPNS Council Appointment

Council Informational Documents & Video

CLPNS Governance Video
Everything you need to know about the CLPNS Council and what they do.