Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • November 27, 2014

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), 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 this opportunity to provide feedback to the Panel on Employment Challenges of New Canadians.

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  • November 25, 2014

    Dear Angela,

    Thank you for your response on October 14, 2014 to RNAO's letter dated September 3, 2014 expressing concern with the CNO Council's decision to require an order for a registered nurse (RN) to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

  • November 14, 2014

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and nursing students in all roles and sectors within Ontario. Our mandate is to foster knowledge-based nursing practice, promote quality work environments, deliver excellence in professional development, and advance healthy public policy. We promote the full participation of present and future RNs and NPs in improving health, and shaping and delivering health-care services.

  • November 4, 2014

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association for registered nurses who practise in all roles and sectors across Ontario.

  • October 30, 2014

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  • September 2, 2014

    Dear Angela:

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario is concerned with the approach taken by the Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in a decision regarding psychotherapy on March 6, 2014. The minutes from this meeting indicate that Council “… supports that Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) require an order to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.” While we respect the Council’s mandate to protect the public interest, we do not feel that requiring an order to initiate psychotherapy is within the public interest.

  • August 19, 2014

    Dear Premier Wynne:

    The Ontario Toxics Reduction Working Group offers its congratulations on your recent election victory. Our Working Group includes representation from the health, environment and labour sectors, and we welcome opportunities to assist the government in achieving its environmental and health agenda, including actions that would better inform Ontarians about their exposures to toxic substances and also reduce those exposures. The Ontario government has already taken a number of measures to reduce exposures to toxic substances, including the Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) and the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act. Individually and collectively, our members and partners worked with government to develop and promote this legislation. We are working to help realize its full potential.

  • August 18, 2014

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    As health service providers committed to our not-for-profit, publicly funded health system, this joint letter urges you to immediately ban inbound medical tourism in Ontario. As we wrote to Premier Wynne on April 11, 2014, we are dismayed by the provincial government’s inaction to stop instances of medical tourism.

  • July 28, 2014

    Dear Minister Naqvi,

    As the evidence has made increasingly clear, transgender people are among the most vulnerable in our society. For that reason, RNAO was proud to be in the Legislature on June 13, 2012 when the historic Bill 33, Toby’s Act (Right to be Free from Discrimination and Harassment Because of Gender Identity or Gender Expression), passed Third Reading. We are deeply appreciative that you co-sponsored Toby’s Act with Cheri DiNovo of the New Democratic Party and Christine Elliott of the Progressive Conservatives to amend the Ontario Human Rights Code to protect the human rights of transgender people. As health professionals devoted to improving health equity and as citizens, we also congratulate the Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) for their recent publication, Policy on Preventing Discrimination Because of Gender Identity and Gender Expression, to help us all implement the letter and spirit of the Ontario Human Rights Code for all Ontarians.

  • July 4, 2014


    Dear Premier Wynne,

    On behalf of Ontario's registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs) and nursing students (BScN), the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) extends its warmest congratulations on your election as Ontario's premier. As you know, RNAO is the professional body representing RNs, NPs and BScN students across the province.

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