Natalia Kusendova

Organizations:

  • Vice-Chair, ‘Quo Vadis 2017: Nowa Fala’ Conference (Burlington, ON)
  • Senior Advisor, PISK (Polish Students’ Initiative of Canada)
  • Director, KPK (Canadian Polish Congress)
  • Board of Directors, The Polish Combatants’ Association Branch 20
  • Polish Students’ Association – University of Toronto
  • ZHR Polish Scouts of Canada
  • Co-Chair,  ‘Quo Vadis III: Tools for Success’ (Toronto, ON)

Education:

  • BSc – Bachelor of Science – Human and Molecular Biology (University of Toronto, 2012)
  • BSc – Bachelor of Science – Nursing, Scholar Practitioner Program (Nipissing University, 2016)

Profession: Nursing

Contact: nat.kusendova@gmail.com

Favourite Quote: Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn. –Benjamin Franklin

About: Natalia graduated from the University of Toronto in 2012 with a BSc in Human and Molecular Biology. After a few years of working in the corporate environment, she decided to pursue her passion for health care and enrolled in an accelerate BSc in Nursing, Scholar Practitioner Program at Nipissing University, from which she graduated in 2016. She currently works as a Registered Nurse at the Etobicoke General Hospital Emergency Department. Natalia is excited to immerse herself in her nursing career. She wants to dedicate her life to the service of others, by providing ethical, compassionate and professional nursing care. She believes that the role of nurses is not only as primary care providers at the bedside or in the community, but also as strong patient advocates and health policy co-creators.

Natalia’s dream is to participate in the shaping, transformation and improvement of Ontario’s health care system through advocacy and involvement in policy and politics. She serves as an Outreach Advisor to Patrick Brown, Leader of Ontario’s Official Opposition. She is also a member of the PC Health Care Policy Advisory Council where she is working together with other health care professionals on proposing innovative, true and tested solutions to the current health care challenges. She is also a Policy and Political Action Executive Nursing Office for the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), Peel Chapter, where she advocates for nursing and health issues to the different levels of government.

She believes that strong communities and future leaders are created through civic engagement and mentorship. She is very passionate about her Polish roots and has volunteered for many Polonia organizations over the years. Currently, she is a Director at the Canadian Polish Congress National Head Executive Board where she is focusing on youth engagement, mentorship and fundraising. She also volunteers her time for our honoured Veterans at Polish Combatants’ Association, Branch 20. She believes that in order to carve a path and a future for oneself, a young person must be aware of their ancestral history and their cultural heritage. She is tremendously grateful to all Veterans and senior community leaders for their sacrifices, their incredible work ethic and their willingness to share with the younger generations.

She welcomes all opportunities to chat about nursing, health, Polonia or politics.