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Representatives from the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) 51,650+ membership are heading to Queen’s Park for our 24th Annual Queen’s Park Day (QPD) on Feb. 29, 2024. Members of RNAO's board of directors, assembly and executive network officers  look forward to meeting with MPPs from across the province to discuss priority issues and witness the political process at work.

On the morning of Feb. 29, members will hold breakfast meetings with MPPs in the Legislative Dining Room to discuss priority health-care issues. Then in the afternoon, RNAO members will head over to University of Toronto's Trinity College where political party leaders and critics will formally address nurses and take questions.

It is an exciting day of advocacy where leaders and nurses work together to improve the health system for all Ontarians. 

If you have any questions, please contact policy department coordinator Ann-Marie Morris at amorris@RNAO.ca.

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Watch RNAO's 2024 Queen's Park Day events live, starting 12:45 p.m. ET on Thursday, Feb. 29.

Queen's Park Day 2024 toolkit:
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Agenda

RNAO's 24th annual Queen's Park Day (QPD)
Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024
7:30 – 11:30 a.m. ET

Breakfast sittings – RNAO assembly of leaders and MPPs at Queen’s Park

Ontario Legislative Building,
111 Wellesley St. W.
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  8 – 8:45 a.m. ET

Breakfast sitting with MPPs
Group one – Legislative dining room

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  9 – 9:45 a.m. ET

Breakfast sitting with MPPs
Group two – Legislative dining room

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  10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  ET

Question period
Board of directors proceed to members’ gallery
Assembly of leaders and RNAO staff proceed to public galleries

12 - 4 p.m. ET

Lunch and afternoon events at Trinity College

University of Toronto,
6 Hoskin Ave
 
12 – 12:45 p.m. ET

Lunch​​​​​​

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  12:30 – 12:40 p.m. ET

Lunch remarks from Ontario's chief nurse
Dr. Karima Velji

Assistant deputy minister and chief of nursing and professional practice

 
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  12:45 – 1:45 p.m. ET 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in nursing and the health system panel
Dr. Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO
Dr. Claudette Holloway, RNAO president, moderator
John Edwards, Rainbow Nursing Interest Group​​
Victoria Guido, Indigenous Nurses and Allies Interest Group
Lori Zozzolotto, Black Nurses Leading Change Interest Group

1:50 – 2 p.m. ET

Break

2– 3:40 p.m. ET

Presentations and Q&A with Ontario's political leaders

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  2 – 2:35 p.m. ET

Hon. Sylvia Jones
Deputy premier of Ontario and minister of health

Hon. Stan Cho
Minister of long-term care

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  2:35 – 3 p.m. ET

MPP Marit Stiles
Leader of the official opposition, Ontario New Democratic Party (NDP)

MPP France Gélinas
Health critic, Ontario NDP

MPP Wayne Gates (invited)
Critic, long-term care, retirement homes and home care, Ontario NDP

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  3 – 3:20 p.m. ET

Bonnie Crombie
Leader, Ontario Liberal Party

MPP Adil Shamji
Health critic, Ontario Liberal Party

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  3:20 – 3:40 p.m. ET

MPP Mike Schreiner
Leader, Green Party of Ontario

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  3:40 – 4 p.m. ET

Closing remarks

Dr. Claudette Holloway, RNAO president  

Dr. Doris Grinspun, RNAO CEO   ​​​​​​

 

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