RNAO is saddened by the events that transpired May 16 between a group of registered practical nurses and police. A protest had been organized by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) on the evening of the political leaders’ debate. RNAO was not at the protest, and is not privy to the details of what transpired. We understand the incident is under investigation and look forward to hearing the details of what happened. We wish a full and speedy recovery to the two nursing colleagues who were injured.   

    Ontarians will head to the polls on June 2 to cast votes in the 2022 provincial election. RNAO’s election platform, titled Ontario’s nursing crisis: Your health, your health system, outlines nurses’ asks in five priority areas: environmental and social determinants of health, nursing, care delivery, and fiscal capacity. 

    Pride month is coming up in June, and RNAO looks forward to celebrating with its members. 

    Last year, RNAO released its Promoting 2SLGBTQI+ health equity best practice guideline, as well as its position statement on respecting sexually and gender diverse communities in collaboration with Rainbow Nursing Interest Group.