Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • September 28, 2015

    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.

  • September 23, 2015

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

    RNAO welcomes the introduction of Bill 66, which in many respects is an improvement on its predecessor, Bill 6 (2013). It represents an opportunity for Ontario to take a leading role in Great Lakes protection. We thank the Standing Committee on General Government for this opportunity to offer recommendations to strengthen environmental protection under the Bill.

  • September 18, 2015

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in all settings and roles across Ontario. RNAO welcomes the opportunity to modernize labour relations and employment standards legislation in light of changes in the workplace that weaken existing legislative protections for many people.

  • September 16, 2015

    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.

  • September 16, 2015

    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

  • August 26, 2015

    RNAO response to proposed regulation under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act and the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015

  • August 26, 2015

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. RNAO has voiced support for the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA) in the past and continues to support the government's efforts to strengthen tobacco control initiatives. RNAO welcomes this opportunity to provide feedback regarding proposed changes to Regulation 48/06 under the Smoke-Free Ontario Act (SFOA), as well as regulations under the Electronic Cigarettes Act, 2015 (ECA).

    Conclusion

  • August 25, 2015

    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.

  • July 6, 2015

    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.

  • May 29, 2015

    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.