Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Letters

  • Wednesday, May 9, 2018 - 14:54

    Dear Anne,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on proposed changes to the information displayed on CNO's public register, Find a Nurse, when an NP does not have the authority to prescribe controlled substances.

    As you know, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been a long-standing advocate of the need to expand NPs' scope of practice to include narcotics. Extending NPs' authority to prescribe controlled substances is a positive change that improves access to health care for patients across the province.

  • Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 01:00

    Dear Minister Jaczek,

    As you know, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has been fiercely advocating for transformative changes to Ontario's social assistance system for at least a decade. Ontario's registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and nursing students see every day the devastating health and social impacts of income insecurity, including those caused by dangerously low social assistance rates and an often punitive, hard-to-navigate system.

  • Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 01:00

    Dear Kathleen, Marie-France and Eric,

    We want to wish you all a healthy and fruitful 2018.

  • Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 01:00

    Dear Mr. Corcoran,

    Thank you for your letter of December 1, 2017 inviting the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) to provide feedback on Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) by December 12, 2017.
    Due to the short timeframe related to this submission, RNAO is unable to provide a comprehensive response informed by evidence from the academic literature and our expert members working in a variety of sectors.

  • Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:12

    Dear Mayor Tory and members of Toronto City Council,

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 16:06

    Dear Sophie,

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 15:33
    Dear Kevin and Eric,

    I am writing to you in response to your report entitled “Preventing workplace violence in the health care sector”. RNAO appreciates the government’s commitment to prevent workplace violence in health care and recognition of the hazards experienced by nurses and other health-care providers.
  • Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:11

    Dear Eric,

    RNAO appreciates your ongoing leadership to improve the health and well-being of all Ontarians through Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, and the Open Minds, Health Minds: Ontario's Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. We are writing to you today about the need for stable peer support funding for individuals being discharged from psychiatric facilities.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 00:00

    Dear Ms. Kiwala,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) was delighted to acknowledge the 2017 Ontario Budget as a progressive budget.1 Among the measures that RNAO supported was the investment of $26 million over four years to increase awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how it can be prevented as well expanding support to children, youth and families affected by the disorder.2

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 20:00

    Dear Sean and Jesse,

    As a member of the Correctional Health Care Coalition, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) was delighted to attend the June 29, 2017 meeting of the Coalition with representatives from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).