Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNs lay out expectations for political parties

TORONTO, May 9, 2007 – With a provincial election that is sure to be dominated by discussions of health care, poverty, the environment, and taxes just months away, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) wants Ontario’s political parties to know what RNs expect to see in their campaign platforms. 

On Thursday, RNAO will release its wide-ranging document, Creating a Healthier Society. The report will map out a set of policy directions that the parties should adopt regarding the social determinants of health, health care and nursing. The association believe these investments are critical to improve the health and well-being of all Ontario’s citizens.


  • RNAO President Mary Ferguson-Paré and RNAO Executive Director Doris Grinspun

  • Release of Creating a Healthier Society: RNAO’s Challenge to Ontario’s Political Parties

  • Queen’s Park Media Studio, Ontario Legislature, West Wing, Ground Floor

  • 9:00 a.m., Thursday, May 10, 2007
The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario is the professional association representing registered nurses in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, ensured nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve.


For more information, please contact:
Marion Zych, Director of Communications, RNAO
Phone: 416-408-5605
Toll free: 1-800-268-7199 ext.209
Cell: 647-406-5605