Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes

  • Monday, February 1, 2016 - 00:00

    Good Afternoon:

    My name is Doris Grinspun and I am the CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Joining me today is Kim Jarvi, RNAO's senior economist.

  • Friday, January 22, 2016 - 00:00

    Good Afternoon:

    My name is Wendy Pearson and I am a member of the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students. The region that I represent encompasses the Ottawa-Carleton area and is home to thousands of these dedicated professionals. We thank the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs for the opportunity to offer guidance as the government engages in its pre-budget consultation.

  • Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 10:50

    Good Morning:

    I am Deborah Kane and I’m here representing the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). We are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. The region that I represent includes Windsor-Essex, Chatham-Kent and the Lambton area. I thank you for the opportunity to offer RNAO’s recommendations on two important issues facing RNs: The first is to mandate that employers stop replacing RNs with less qualified providers and the second is to expand the scope of practice of RNs by moving forward with independent RN prescribing.

  • Monday, January 18, 2016 - 00:00

    Good Afternoon:

    My name is Aric Rankin. I am a nurse practitioner and I’m representing the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). We are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. The region I represent includes Brant-Haldimand Norfolk, Hamilton and Niagara. I thank you for the opportunity to offer RNAO’s recommendations on two important issues facing nurse practitioners: 1) unfreeze NP compensation, and 2) implement immediate regulatory changes to authorize NPs to prescribe all controlled drugs and substances, including methadone, testosterone and suboxone.

  • Thursday, May 28, 2015 - 23:00

    Good Afternoon. My name is Debbie Kane and I am a registered nurse. I serve on the Board of Directors of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). As many of you already know, RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students who practise in all roles and sectors in Ontario. Our mandate is to advocate for healthy public policy and the nursing role in enhancing the health of Ontarians.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 23:00

    My name is Denise Wood. I’m a registered nurse in Ontario, having practised for 45 years in many capacities: as an educator, administrator and in acute and emergency care. I have witnessed first-hand the outcomes of patients who have experienced different levels of sexual assault. I have also witnessed sexual harassment in the workplace. Currently, I am the region 9 representative on the board of directors for RNAO and also the treasurer of the Kingston chapter of RNAO. Region 9 includes Kingston and area, Lanark Leeds and Grenville, Champlain and Seaway chapters.

  • Wednesday, May 20, 2015 - 23:00

    Good afternoon, my name is Doris Grinspun and I am the Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me is Kim Jarvi, RNAO's senior economist. RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students working in all settings and roles across Ontario. We understand the budget's importance when it comes to the health of Ontarians and its effect on nursing services. We appreciate this opportunity to respond to Bill 91, the Budget Measures Act.

  • Tuesday, April 28, 2015 - 23:00

    Good Afternoon. My name is Tim Lenartowych and I am the Director of Nursing and Health Policy at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). I am joined by my colleague, Lynn Anne Mulrooney, who is our Senior Policy Analyst. As many of you already know, RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students who practise in all roles and sectors in Ontario. Our mandate is to advocate for healthy public policy and the nursing role in enhancing the health of Ontarians.

  • Thursday, April 9, 2015 - 23:00

    Good Afternoon. My name is Kathleen Fitzgerald and I am presenting today on behalf of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). RNAO is the professional association for registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students who practise in all roles and sectors in Ontario. Our mandate is to advocate for healthy public policy and for the role of nurses in enhancing the health of Ontarians.

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:20

    Good afternoon, my name is Tim Lenartowych and I am the associate director of nursing and health policy at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me is Kim Jarvi, RNAO's senior economist. RNAO is the professional association representing registered nurses and nurse practitioners working in all settings and roles across Ontario. We also represent nursing students. Our association takes pride in influencing public policy and we know that budgets profoundly affect people's health and nursing services