Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Letters

  • Monday, September 28, 2015 - 14:10

    Dear Premier Wynne,

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) was pleased when last fall, you directed the Minister of Labour to: “develop a wage gap strategy that will close the gap between men and women in the context of the 21st century economy.” Given that a year has passed, RNAO requests an update on the status of this strategy and the work of the Steering Committee appointed in April.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 00:00

    Dear Minister Jaczek,

    On behalf of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), I would like to commend you and your ministry for revising an aggressive timeline on medical reviews for the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Although we were heartened to read in the media of your ministry's pledge to "get the process right," we remain worried about both the short-term and long-term issues related to the medical review process.

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 00:00

    Dear Mr. Lowes,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide input as the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing updates Ontario's Long-Term Affordable Housing Strategy.

    Refining the Vision: Housing is a Human Right and a Key Determinant of Health

  • Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 00:00

    Dear Minister Hoskins:

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) commends the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care for seeking public input on the qualities the person in the Patient Ombudsman role must possess.

  • Monday, July 6, 2015 - 00:00

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. RNAO's mandate is to speak out on nursing and health issues, including occupational health and we welcome an opportunity to respond to the proposals to amend Ontario Regulation 490/09. This is important to all nurses, especially the many RNs and NPs who practice as occupational health nurses.

  • Monday, May 4, 2015 - 16:17

    RNAO response to Regulatory Amendments to Ontario Regulation 63/09 under the Pesticides Act to Reduce the Use of Neonicotinoid Insecticides

  • Monday, April 13, 2015 - 00:00
  • Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 12:06
    Dear Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council, The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional body representing registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and nursing students working in all practice settings in the province of Ontario. We are pleased to respond to HPRAC’s consultation request on the regulation of chiropody and podiatry in Ontario. This submission was informed through consultation with RNAO members, with two of RNAO's expert interest groups (the Diabetes Nursing Interest Group and the Community Health Nurses' Initiatives Group), and with the Canadian Association of Foot Care Nurses. This is RNAO’s second submission to HPRAC on the topic of foot care – the first responded to HPRAC’s call for analysis of foot care in Ontario.
  • Thursday, March 12, 2015 - 10:04

    Dear Prime Minister Harper,

    Re: Protect Lives by Rejecting International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

    RNAO is deeply concerned that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), 58th Session, has been asked by China to review a proposal to place ketamine in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, alongside LSD and mescaline.

  • Tuesday, March 10, 2015 - 14:29

    Dear Mr.Ianiro,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing student in Ontario. Our members practise nursing in all sectors and roles across Ontario. We appreciate the opportunity to provide feedback on Health Canada's proposed new regulations under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act (CDSA) for tamper-resistant formulations of opioid pain relievers.