For the third year in a row, Ontario has the lowest registered nurse (RN)-to-population ratio in the country.

    Figures released on June 14 by the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) show that Ontario's RN-to-population ratio continues its downward trend. CIHI figures show the province has only 669 RNs per 100,000 people, compared to 828 RNs per 100,000 people across the rest of Canada. This puts patients at risk.

    The protection of the homeless in Ontario is every citizen’s responsibility.

    This was the message in the five-person jury’s verdict in the Grant Faulkner inquest between June 11 and 15. One that a coalition – made up of RNAO, people with lived experience, community service organizations and health-care professionals – participated in.

    The June 16 attack on a mosque in Alberta – following Eid celebrations to mark the end of Ramadan – is a sad reminder that more compassion, tolerance and understanding is needed in Canada.

    Members of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) condemn the attack and similar attacks that have occurred in places of Muslim worship in other cities and provinces.

    RNAO says such acts of vandalism are hate crimes, and should not be tolerated.