Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Speaking Notes

Speaking Notes

  • Jeudi, juillet 5, 2018 - 12:07

    Good morning President Binder and members of the commission. My name is Beatriz Jackson, and I am a board member of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). I represent RNAO's Region eight, an area that includes Durham Northumberland and the nuclear reactors at Pickering and Darlington. I have lived in Pickering for 22 years now, just 10 kilometers from the nuclear plant. With me today are Susan Munro, representing RNAO's Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group, and Kim Jarvi, RNAO's Senior Economist.

  • Lundi, mai 7, 2018 - 09:08

    Good morning everyone. My name is Angela Cooper Brathwaite and I am the president of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). Joining me is Vicki McKenna, President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association and RNAO’s Chief Executive Officer Doris Grinspun. I would like to thank everyone for coming today - this first day of National Nursing Week.

  • Jeudi, avril 19, 2018 - 17:05

    Good morning. My name is Lynn Anne Mulrooney. I am a registered nurse and Senior Policy Analyst at the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me today is Shirley Kennedy, the President of the Ontario Correctional Nurses' Interest Group (OCNIG). OCNIG is an interest group of RNAO comprised of registered nurses working in the federal and provincial correctional systems as well as nursing students interested in correctional nursing. We thank you for the opportunity to present on Bill 6 to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

  • Vendredi, janvier 19, 2018 - 13:40

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    Good afternoon. My name is Doris Grinspun, and I am the CEO of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO).

  • Jeudi, novembre 30, 2017 - 14:26

    Good afternoon. My name is Lisa Levin. I am the Director of Nursing and Health Policy with the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. With me today is Nicole Jeffery, Implementation Specialist with RNAO's Tobacco Intervention Team.

    Thank you for this opportunity to present the view of Ontario's registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy.

  • Jeudi, novembre 16, 2017 - 10:59

    Good morning. My name is Doris Grinspun, and I am the Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me today is Kim Jarvi, RNAO's Senior Economist.

    We wish to thank you for this opportunity to present the views of Ontario's registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and registered nursing students to the Standing Committee on General Government.

  • Jeudi, mai 18, 2017 - 11:22

    My name is Kerrie Pickering, president of RNAO’s Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group. On behalf of RNAO, I urge the Ontario government adhere to the precautionary principle and develop a strong emergency preparedness plan regarding nuclear risks on the Great Lakes.

    RNAO is very concerned about the health risks and costs of nuclear power, and we urge that as long as Ontario continues to run nuclear plants, it must act in accordance with best practices and develop a comprehensive nuclear emergency plan to reduce the risks to the public.

  • Mercredi, avril 26, 2017 - 15:11

    Thank you Mr. Chair.

    Good afternoon and thank you for this opportunity to address the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly.

    My name is Lisa Levin. I am the director of the nursing and health policy department at the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me today is Cheryl LaRonde-Ogilvie, a registered nurse and nursing policy analyst with RNAO. As the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario, we thank you for the opportunity to provide advice regarding Bill 87. RNAO will respond to Schedules 3 (Ontario Drug Benefit Act) and 4 (Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991). Today we will be commenting on five key recommendations based on our submission.

  • Jeudi, mars 23, 2017 - 10:47

    Thank you Mr. Chair.
    Good morning to you all.

    My name is Doris Grinspun. I am a registered nurse and the CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario or as we are most commonly known, RNAO. With me today is Cheryl LaRonde-Ogilvie, a registered nurse and nursing policy analyst with RNAO. As the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario, we thank you for the opportunity to provide advice regarding Bill 84.

  • Jeudi, janvier 19, 2017 - 12:00

    Good morning:

    My name is Kim Jarvi and I am the acting director of nursing and health policy with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

    RNAO always presents at pre-budget hearings because the budget makes the most important decisions affecting health and the health system. That, in turn, affects the places where nurses work and their ability to positively influence health outcomes. Nurses urge the government to spend the right amount of money and to spend it in the right areas. Our experience tells us to take an upstream approach and invest in keeping people well, so we can avoid the much larger costs of dealing with consequences – the increased morbidity and mortality, human suffering, lost productivity, the costs of patching people up when they suffer illness and injury. If the government implemented a health-in-all-policies approach, we would not only have a healthier society, but also a healthier economy and a healthier budget balance.