Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes

  • Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 15:11

    Thank you Mr. Chair.

    Good afternoon and thank you for this opportunity to address the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly.

    My name is Lisa Levin. I am the director of the nursing and health policy department at the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). With me today is Cheryl LaRonde-Ogilvie, a registered nurse and nursing policy analyst with RNAO. As the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario, we thank you for the opportunity to provide advice regarding Bill 87. RNAO will respond to Schedules 3 (Ontario Drug Benefit Act) and 4 (Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991). Today we will be commenting on five key recommendations based on our submission.

  • Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:47

    Thank you Mr. Chair.
    Good morning to you all.

    My name is Doris Grinspun. I am a registered nurse and the CEO of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario or as we are most commonly known, RNAO. With me today is Cheryl LaRonde-Ogilvie, a registered nurse and nursing policy analyst with RNAO. As the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario, we thank you for the opportunity to provide advice regarding Bill 84.

  • Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 12:00

    Good morning:

    My name is Kim Jarvi and I am the acting director of nursing and health policy with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO), the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

    RNAO always presents at pre-budget hearings because the budget makes the most important decisions affecting health and the health system. That, in turn, affects the places where nurses work and their ability to positively influence health outcomes. Nurses urge the government to spend the right amount of money and to spend it in the right areas. Our experience tells us to take an upstream approach and invest in keeping people well, so we can avoid the much larger costs of dealing with consequences – the increased morbidity and mortality, human suffering, lost productivity, the costs of patching people up when they suffer illness and injury. If the government implemented a health-in-all-policies approach, we would not only have a healthier society, but also a healthier economy and a healthier budget balance.

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 14:50

    Good afternoon to you all.

    My name is Carol Timmings. I am a registered nurse and the president of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. As the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario, we thank you for the opportunity to provide advice regarding Bill 41.

  • Monday, May 16, 2016 - 00:00

    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.

  • Monday, May 9, 2016 - 00:00

    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.

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 00:00

    Thank you for the opportunity to appear before the committee to address dementia in Canada. Today I am here representing the Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association and the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario. The Canadian Gerontological Nursing Association (CGNA) is the national organization representing gerontological nurses and promotes gerontological nursing practice across national and international boundaries. The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in Ontario.

  • Wednesday, April 6, 2016 - 00:00

    My name is Natalie Lapos, and I am the co-chair of RNAO's Ontario Nurses for the Environment Interest Group. With me today is, Kim Jarvi, Senior Economist for RNAO. As you may know, we are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario.

  • Monday, March 21, 2016 - 00:00

    Good afternoon. My name is Dr. Doris Grinspun and I am Chief Executive Officer of the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, or as it is best known: RNAO.

    We thank you for the opportunity to be here today, representing Ontario’s registered nurses, nurse practitioners, and nursing students to speak in staunch support of supervised injection services (SIS). This issue is tremendously important to us as health professionals, community members, family members, and friends of loved ones whose lives have been lost or are at risk because of substance use and addiction. Implementing SIS is a pragmatic and evidence-based policy that will improve health outcomes, prevent needless deaths, and contribute to safer communities.

  • Friday, March 4, 2016 - 17:18

    Good Afternoon. My name is Tim Lenartowych and I am a registered nurse and the director of health and nursing policy at the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO). We are the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Joining me today is Andrea Baumann, a registered nurse and policy analyst at RNAO. As the largest regulated health workforce, RNs and NPs are deeply affected by Bill 119, which is why we welcome this opportunity to provide input to the Standing Committee.

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