Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Monday, February 1, 2016 - 01:00

    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 - 01:00

    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 - 11:50

    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 - 01:00

    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.

  • Friday, May 29, 2015 - 00:00

    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.

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 00:00

    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.