Speaking Engagements

A portrait shot of Tilda Shalof

Tilda Shalof's Speaking Engagements

If you would like to be in touch with Nurse Tilda or inquire about speaking at your event, contact her at Tilda@NurseTilda.com


January 28 - Canadian Nursing Student Association Annual Conference, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

February 7 - Toronto Writers' Cooperative Workshop, Toronto Public Library

March 31 - RNAO Chapter, Durham Northumberland, Annual General Meeting, Oshawa, Ontario

May 10 - Ottawa Public Health Nurses' Conference Day, Ottawa, Ontario

June 25 - Peri-Anesthesia Registered Nurses 25th Biennial Conference, Kelowna, British Columbia

July 25 - International conference of Patient- and Family-Centred Care, New York City




May 6th - Georgian College School of Nursing 25th Reunion Keynote Address






February 10 - Interview with Vonni Widdis, "Stories From the Heart," BBM Radio 8:00 pm, EST

March 19  - Keynote Address, Patient-Centered Care Conference, Horizon Heatlh Network, Saint John, New Brunswick

May 8 - Nursing Gala, RNAO Middlesex-Elgin Chapter, London, Ontario

May 13 - Victorian Order of Nurses, Thunder Bay, Ontario

August 22 - 40th Anniversary Reunion, School of Nursing, Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario

September 21 - Healthy Work Environments Institute, RNAO, Kingbridge Center, King City, Ontario

October 5 - University of Kentucky College of Nurses, Lexington, Kentucky, USA

November 4 - Campus Nurses' Interest Group, RNAO, Oshawa, Ontario



2014 Speaking Events


March 14th - Medical Rounds, St. Michael's Hospital, Narrative Medicine Group, Toronto, Ontario.

March 20th - Canadian Club of Halton-Peel, Oakville Conference Centre, Oakville, Ontario.

March 24th - McMaster Nursing Student Society, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.

April 10th - Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society Induction, Plantation Country Club, Fort Myers, Florida.

April 11th - Faculty of Nursing, Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, Florida.

May 3rd - Keynote Address, Registered Nurses' of Ontario, Annual General Meeting.

May 9th - Leadership Conference, Keynote Address, University of El Paso, Texas.

May 12th - Nursing Week Celebration, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto.

May 15th - Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Society Meeting, Des Moines, Iowa Chapter.

May 20th - Book Launch and Celebration of 110th Anniversary of the Victorian Order of Nurses, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

May 21st - Book Launch and Celebration of 110th Anniversary of VON, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.

May 23nd - Book Launch and Celebration of 110th Anniversary of VON, Moncton, New Brunswick.

June 13 th - RNAO Best Practice Institute, Alliston, Ontario.

September 24th - RNAO event - Victoria Kawartha Chapter, Peterborough, Ontario.

October 3rd - Keynote, National Association of Gastroenterology Nurses' and Technologists, Niagara Falls, Ontario. 

December 4th - Leadership Forum, University of Calgary in Doha, Qatar.

December 7th - Distinguished Speaker Lecture, University of Calgary in Doha, Qatar.

December 18th - Leadership Conference Day, University Medical Center, El Paso, Texas. 



2013 Speaking Events

March 22 - National Nursing Ethics of Caring Conference, Los Angelas, California

April 17 - Suzanne Leider Memorial Lecture, University of California, Irvine, CA

May 12 - Canadian Association of Enterostomal Therapists, Toronto, Ontario

May 31 - Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, Calgary, Alberta.

October 8 - Narrative Medicine Conference, Hofstra University, Long Island, New York

October 10 - Caritas Consortium, Watson Caring Science Institute, Chicago, Illinois

October 31 - Webinar - Canadian Patient Safety Institute

November 5 - Webinar - Canadian Nurses' Association

November 8 -  Tri-Hospital Neuroscience Symposium, Metropolitan Hotel, Toronto 

November 18 - Sigma Theta Tau International Biennial Convention, Indianapolis, Indiana 

2012 Speaking Events

  • January 18 – Global Understanding Through Nursing Initiatives, Keynote Address, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario.
  • January 19 - University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Faculty of Nursing, Oshawa, Ontario.
  • January 19 – “Writing the Medical Life.” Panellist on Storytelling Seminar at Massey College, University of Toronto.
  • February 2 – “An Evening with Nurse Tilda,” RNAO Niagara Chapter, Americana Resort and Conference Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • March 29 - "Writing Your Story,"  Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto, Canada
  • April 10 - Brock University Pinning Ceremony, Keynote Address, St. Catharines, Ontario
  • May 7 - Peel Region RNAO Chapter, Nurses' Week Celebration, Mississauga, Ontario
  • May 9 - University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Nurses' Week Celebration, Ottawa, Ontario
  •  June 5 - RNAO & Hebrew University Joint International Nursing Conference, Keynote Address, Jerusalem, Israel
  •  June 20 - Hamilton Family Health Nurses Conference Day, Hamilton, Ontario
  •  September 28 - Kingston WritersFest, Kingston, Ontario
  •  October 26 - Canadian Association of Nephrology Nurses and Technologists Conference, Keynote, Ottawa, Ontario
  •  November 8 - RNAO, Halton Chapter, Annual General Meeting, Mississauga, Ontario

2011 Speaking Events

January 27 - Canadian Nursing Student Association National Conference, Keynote Address, Hamilton, Ontario.
March 7 - University of Toronto Conference on Nursing Leadership in Global Health, Keynote Address, Faculty of Nursing, Toronto.
March 23 - University of Calgary in Quatar - Interview with fourth year Nursing Students.
March 29 – SKYPE Lecture, Faculty of Nursing, University of Qatar, Doha, Arab Emirates.
April 1 - Advanced Practice Nurses' Annual Retreat, Keynote Address, London, Ontario.
May 9 - Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit, Barrie, Ontario, Nurses' Week in-service
May 11 - Grand River Hospital, Nurses' Week Celebration, Keynote Address, Kitchener, Ontario.
May 12 - Multidisciplinary Oncology Grand Rounds, Juravinski Cancer Centre, Hamilton, Ontario.
May 12 - Guelph General Hospital, Nurses' Week Celebrations, Keynote Address, Guelph, Ontario.
May 27 - Presentation at Learning Series event at Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care
May 27 – Learning Series Event – Change Management Team, “A Nurse’s Story,” Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, Queens’s Park, Toronto, Ontario.
June 9 – “The Making of a Nurse Writer,” Symposium on Non-Medical Writing to Neurosurgical Residents, Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto, Ontario.
June 28 – SKYPE lecture, Faculty of Nursing, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta.
September 25 – “Word on the Street” Book Fair, Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario
October 4 - National Council of Jewish Women Meeting, Toronto, Ontario.
November 4 - Lester B. Pearson High School, Careers Class, Burlington, Ontario
November 9 – Keynote Address at Conference on “Creating Alliances for Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS” at Casey House, Toronto, Ontario.
November 19 – Keynote Address at Critical Care Symposium, Queen’s Nursing Student Conference, Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario.

2010 Speaking Events

February 8, Hadassah Women's Study Group, Thornhill, Ontario.
February 23, 2010 - Canadian Association of Neonatal Nurses Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia
March 2 - Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario and University of Ottawa Nursing Students' Organization Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.
April 6 - Canadian Oncology Nursing Day, Peel Regional Cancer Centre, Credit Valley Hospital, Mississauga, Ontario.
April 16 - Perinatology Day 2010, at St. Joseph's Healthcare, Hamilton, Ontario.
April 20 - Manitoba Nurses' Union, Keynote Address, Brandon, Manitoba, Keystone Centre.
May 2 - Royal Victoria Hospital, Montreal, Toronto Chapter Nurses' Alumnae Association Annual Meeting, The Donalda Club, Don Mills, Ontario.
May 6 - Women's Discussion Group, Thornhill, Ontario.
May 10 - Halton Heatlhcare Centre, Nurses' Week Awards Celebration Dinner, Keynote Address, Rattlesnake Point Golf Club, Milton, Ontario
May 12 - Centennial College, School of Community and Health Studies, Faculty Presentation on "Centennial Learns Day."
November 4, 2010 – York University Students in “Women in Development,” lecture on “Women’s Work,” Toronto.

2009 Speaking Events

Jan. 20th – University of Toronto, Faculty of Nursing, Toronto, Ontario
March 5th – Keynote Speaker at Long-Service Employee Appreciation Luncheon, Lakeridge Health Centre, Oshawa, Ontario
March 18th - York University Undergraduate Nursing Students, Toronto, Ontario
April 5th – Adult Education Program – Temple Emanuel, Toronto, Ontario
April 25 - Keynote Presentation to Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario Annual General Meeting
April 27th – Keynote Speaker at “Evolutions in Critical Care 2009” – Regional Conference for Canadian Association of Critical Care Nurses, Mississauga, Ontario
April 28th – “Emerging Nurse Leaders” Workshop, Conestoga College, Waterloo, Ontario
May 7th – Presentation to Sherbourne Street Health Bus Nurses, Toronto, Ontario
May 12th – Nurses’ Week 2009 Celebration, Runnymeade Health Centre, Toronto, Ontario.
May 13-14 - North Bay, Ontario - Presentations to nurses at North Bay Hospital, Algonquin Nursing Home, Mattawa General, Sturgeon Falls.
May 20th – St. Christopher Anglican Church Book Club Meeting, Burlington, Ontario
June 27th – Bayfield Writer’s Festival, Bayfield, Ontario
July 24th - Stephen Leacock Writer's Festival, Orillia, Ontario
September 9th - Keynote Presentation, Dalhousie School of Nursing 60th Anniversary Celebration, Halifax, Nova Scotia.
October 15th - Moncton Hospital Nursing Alumni Event – Keynote Address, Moncton, New Brunswick
November 10, Convocation Day Keynote, University of Buffalo, Faculty of Nursing, Buffalo, New York
November 19 - Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario Region 6 Awards Dinner, Hilton Double Tree Hotel, Etobicoke, Ontario

For more information, please contact Tilda Shalof at Tilda@NurseTilda.com