Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

Speaking Notes/Submissions

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • août 22, 2016

    Dear Eric,

    Congratulations on pursuing legislative changes through Bill 210, Patients First Act, 2016 that have the potential to introduce greatly needed improvements to Ontario’s health system. We know that the current focus is on building a solid legislative framework and RNAO is pleased to be contributing to this discussion. However, we are also looking forward to the future policy development that is needed to ensure the success of the Patients First movement.

  • août 8, 2016

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) counts itself among many health and human service organizations; academic and community-based researchers; labour, business, civil society groups; and various levels of government that were delighted with the reinstatement of the mandatory long-form census. As the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in Ontario, RNAO had been advocating for the restoration of the long-form census since 2010.

  • août 5, 2016

    We are writing to thank you for your genuine efforts to support harm reduction by ensuring that recently released inmates at high risk of overdosing will have access to life-saving naloxone.

    We are also writing to urge you to work with the provincial and federal governments to secure all necessary steps to make supervised injection services (SIS), as part of a harm reduction approach, a reality in Ontario.

  • juillet 21, 2016

    Dear David,

    First, let me extend on behalf of Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), a warm welcome and congratulations on your recent appointment as the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services. We at RNAO look very much forward to working with you to build healthier communities in our province. To this end, we are asking to meet with you to discuss perspectives and collaboration.

  • juillet 11, 2016

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. RNAO regularly provides CNO with feedback regarding regulatory matters and we are pleased to offer recommendations on proposed regulatory and fee changes as circulated in the June 2016 The Standard.

  • juin 24, 2016

    On behalf of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in Ontario, we thank the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) for the opportunity to review the draft guidance on nurses’ roles in offering medical assistance in dying. Given the timelines and pressing deadlines, RNAO has conducted a rapid review of the document and this review could be complemented by additional dialogue with the CNO. In the meantime, the draft document is a step in the right direction during a fluid situation at the federal/provincial levels.

  • juin 22, 2016

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. We are the strong and credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy.

  • juin 22, 2016

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. We are the strong and credible voice leading the nursing profession to influence and promote healthy public policy. The absence of a national pharmacare program is a major gap in Canada's universal health-care system -- a gap whose consequences nurses deal with daily in their practice. We congratulate the government for putting a national pharmacare program on the agenda.

  • mai 16, 2016

    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.

  • mai 9, 2016

    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.