Help deliver a message to Ontario's premier about the need for more RN positions.
The warning signs of a shortage of RN jobs are glaring:
It thus comes as no surprise to learn that Ontario’s nurse-to-population ratio lags behind the rest of the country by 15.7 per cent. As of 2012, Ontario has 6.99 RNs/1,000 population, while the rest of the country has 8.3/1,000. It would take 17,588 more RNs for Ontario to catch up to the rest of Canada.
In his fall 2013 economic statement, Finance Minister Charles Sousa introduced a plan for jobs and growth. Since RNs were the first to bear the brunt of government spending restraint after the 2008 fall economic statement, it is fair for RNs to ask that the government put priority on restoring RN employment.
What can you do?
Send the following action alert to Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne. Copies will also be sent to the Minister of Health, the opposition leaders, and the opposition health critics.
You can edit the letter to deliver your own message.