Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • 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.

  • May 21, 2015

    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.

  • May 4, 2015

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

  • April 29, 2015

    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.

  • April 29, 2015

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), and nursing students in all roles and sectors across Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses' contributions to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. RNAO appreciates the opportunity to provide feedback to the Select Committee on Sexual Violence and Harassment.

  • April 13, 2015
  • April 10, 2015

    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.

  • March 31, 2015

    On March 30, representatives from RNAO’s policy department presented to the Ministry’s Task Force to Review Legislation to Prevent Sexual Abuse of Patients. RNAO commented on provisions under the Regulated Health Profession’s Act and the role of the regulating colleges in responding to complaints of sexual abuse. Best practices at the provider and organizational level from the healthy work environment and clinical best practice guidelines were also put forward.