We are committed to supporting you during this difficult time of COVID-19 by ensuring you're staying informed and consulting credible resources. Explore the various resources in our award-winning COVID-19 Portal below.
COVID-19 vaccine information and resources
RNAO is committed to providing members and non-members with credible COVID-19 vaccine information and resources. RNAO is participating in a collective effort to develop a comprehensive information resource on COVID-19 vaccines. To see the page, go to the Centre for Effective Practice.
In the midst of Ontario’s worse nursing crisis, thousands of internationally educated nurses (IEN) living in Ontario remain unable to practise as their applications with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) languish for years. RNAO has called on the CNO to immediately address the backlog of more than 20,000 IEN applications eager to join Ontario’s workforce at a time of dire need.
COVID-19 basic resources and guidance
RNAO has taken decisive action since the start of the outbreak in updating our members and other health professionals, providing evidence-based information, as well as tools and resources to address this challenging situation.
Psychosocial support during the COVID-19 pandemic
RNAO is aware nurses and health-care providers across Ontario are experiencing tremendous levels of physical and emotional stress due to COVID-19. We are committed to supporting you during this time.
Social media advocacy
#Maskathon urges you and your loved ones – especially children and youth – to wear a non-medical mask or face covering in indoor public spaces, busy areas and transit and send us photos via social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram).
COVID-19 #TogetherWeCanDoIt Campaign
Our #TogetherWeCanDoIt campaign encompasses multiple initiatives, including #Cheer4HealthWorkers and #Maskathon.
Support for long-term care and retirement homes
RNAO is listening, anticipating and responding to the needs of the long-term care sector during this unprecedented time. The resources on this page are available to anyone who may find them helpful in the fight against COVID-19.
Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee
RNAO board of directors calls on the Ontario government to ‘walk the talk’ and meet its obligation to residents living in long-term care (LTC) homes in COVID & non-COVID times.
Support for First Nations Communities
This page provides key resources and supports available to address the needs of First Nations' persons and communities during this pandemic to prevent and/or delay the spread of COVID-19.
RNAO and Canada's Speech from the Throne
RNAO urges Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to take action to address the long-standing profound inequities causing harm and death during COVID-19, as well as to reinstate Canada's Chief Nurse Officer Role, as he delivers his Speech from the Throne.
VIANurse enabled health organizations in Ontario to rapidly access health human resources.