Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Speaking Notes

Speaking Notes

  • Lundi, mai 16, 2016 - 00:00

    Good afternoon. My name is Andrea Baumann and I am a registered nurse and a policy analyst for the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). We are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. With me today is Cindy Baker-Barill, a public health nurse, and past-president of the Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group – an interest group of RNAO. Our association and its members advocate for healthy public policy, and aim to influence decisions that affect nurses and the public we serve.

  • Lundi, mai 9, 2016 - 00:00

    RNAO is the professional association that represents Registered Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. We advocate for healthy public policy, promote excellence in nursing practice, increase nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influence decisions that affect nurses and the public.

    I’d like to begin by wishing you all a Happy Nursing Week. Today marks the start of national nursing week, when we celebrate the important contributions of Canada’s nurses and reflect on what is needed to optimize nursing care delivery.

  • Mercredi, avril 13, 2016 - 00:00

    Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee to address dementia in Canada. Today I am here representing the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) is the national organization representing gerontological nurses and promotes gerontological nursing practice across national and international boundaries.

  • Mercredi, avril 6, 2016 - 00:00

    My name is Natalie Lapos, and I am the co-chair of RNAO's Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group. With me today is, Kim Jarvi, Senior Economist for RNAO. As you may know, we are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

  • Lundi, mars 21, 2016 - 00:00

    Good afternoon. My name is Dr. Doris Grinspun and I am Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, or as it is best known: RNAO.

    We thank you for the opportunity to be here today, representing Ontario’s registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students to speak in staunch support of supervised injection services (SIS). This issue is tremendously important to us as health professionals, community members, family members, and friends of loved ones whose lives have been lost or are at risk because of substance use and addiction. Implementing SIS is a pragmatic and evidence-based policy that will improve health outcomes, prevent needless deaths, and contribute to safer communities.

  • Vendredi, mars 4, 2016 - 17:18

    Good Afternoon. My name is Tim Lenartowych and I am a registered nurse and the director of health and nursing policy at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). We are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Joining me today is Andrea Baumann, a registered nurse and policy analyst at RNAO. As the largest regulated health workforce, RNs and NPs are deeply affected by Bill 119, which is why we welcome this opportunity to provide input to the Standing Committee.

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  • Lundi, février 1, 2016 - 01:00

    Good Afternoon:

    My name is Doris Grinspun and I am the CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Joining me today is Kim Jarvi, RNAO's senior economist.

  • Vendredi, janvier 22, 2016 - 01:00

    Good Afternoon:

    My name is Wendy Pearson and I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students. The region that I represent encompasses the Ottawa-Carleton area and is home to thousands of these dedicated professionals. We thank the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs for the opportunity to offer guidance as the government engages in its pre-budget consultation.

  • Mardi, janvier 19, 2016 - 11:50

    Good Morning:

    I am Deborah Kane and I’m here representing the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). We are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. The region that I represent includes Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and the Lambton area. I thank you for the opportunity to offer RNAO’s recommendations on two important issues facing RNs: The first is to mandate that employers stop replacing RNs with less qualified providers and the second is to expand the scope of practice of RNs by moving forward with independent RN prescribing.

  • Lundi, janvier 18, 2016 - 01:00

    Good Afternoon:

    My name is Aric Rankin. I am a nurse practitioner and I’m representing the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). We are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. The region I represent includes Brant-Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton and Niagara. I thank you for the opportunity to offer RNAO’s recommendations on two important issues facing nurse practitioners: 1) unfreeze NP compensation, and 2) implement immediate regulatory changes to authorize NPs to prescribe all controlled drugs and substances, including methadone, testosterone and suboxone.