CNPS welcomes CRPNM and Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba

The Canadian Nurses Protective Society (CNPS) is pleased to announce that the members of the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba (CRPNM) will be joining the CNPS as beneficiaries effective January 1, 2020.

“For over 30 years, the CNPS has been proud to support Canadian nurses by providing them with comprehensive legal advice, risk management education and legal assistance,” said CNPS CEO Chantal Léonard. “We are very pleased to welcome the registered psychiatric nurses (RPNs) of Manitoba as the newest members of the CNPS family, which represents over 130,000 nurses in Canada from coast to coast.”  

“The CRPNM regulates the RPN profession in Manitoba and is committed to protecting the public by ensuring safe, competent and ethical practice,” said CRPNM Executive Director Laura Panteluk. “Partnering with the CNPS will provide Manitoba RPNs with access to comprehensive programs and services to help Manitoba RPNs best mitigate risk in their practice, which supports our mandate of advancing public safety.” 

Beginning January 1, 2020, all registered psychiatric nurses in Manitoba will have access to the professional liability programs and services offered through the CNPS, which includes legal advice, risk-management services, legal assistance and professional liability protection.

More information about this agreement, including FAQs, is available on the CRPNM member portal.



The College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Manitoba is the regulatory body for the psychiatric nursing profession in Manitoba.  The CRPNM is mandated, by the government of Manitoba and the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act, to carry out its activities and govern its members in a manner that serves and protects the public interest.