Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Speaking Notes/Submissions

  • May 21, 2015

    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.

  • 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.

  • March 22, 2015

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association for registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students who practise in all roles and sectors across Ontario. RNAO welcomes the release of Ontario's Climate Change Discussion Paper 2015 as an important step towards the radical transformation necessary to meet Ontario's greenhouse gas targets.

  • March 19, 2015

    Dear Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council,

  • March 12, 2015

    Dear Prime Minister Harper,

    Re: Protect Lives by Rejecting International Scheduling of Ketamine at the 58th Commission on Narcotic Drugs

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

    RNAO is deeply concerned that the Commission on Narcotic Drugs (CND), 58th Session, has been asked by China to review a proposal to place ketamine in Schedule I of the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances, alongside LSD and mescaline.