From a young age Bert Laranjo wanted to serve his country – a desire he carries with him to this day.
At the age of 12, he joined the Royal Canadian Sea Cadet Corp. Aside from the regular duties as a cadet, Bert had the opportunity to spend two summers at the Royal Military College developing leadership skills. Bert also had the opportunity to spend a week at the naval base in Halifax furthering his leadership training.
Bert is a Registered Nurse by profession, specializing in Emergency Nursing. More than that, Bert has always been in a leadership role in the hospitals where he has served and practiced.
From working on the on the front lines of one of Canada’s largest hospitals in Toronto, Bert’s expertise was recognized and Bert became the in-house Educator in the hospital. Bert has served on the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario – Hamilton Chapter Board – where he led the Policy and Political Action initiatives.
At the Emergency Nursing Association of Ontario, Bert has served as Communications Officer, Chief Editor and Chair of the Provincial Conference – with responsibility for revenue generation.
Bert shares his knowledge and expertise by teaching courses at York University in Toronto and Mount Royal University in Calgary.
One of the most unique opportunities of Bert’s career to date has been to travel to Northern Ontario to help educate and implement processes that assist in their everyday operations. Based on this work and research, Bert received the Research and Innovation Award from the University Health Network.
Currently, Bert manages a busy Emergency Department where he has worked tirelessly with his team to improve wait times for patients to receive care. Under Bert’s leadership the Emergency wait times for a patient to see a physician had...