Welcome to Take Your MPP To Work 2021!
Take Your MPP to Work (TYMTW) started as a celebration of Nursing Week and has been an annual event since 2000. TYMTW was conceived as an opportunity for registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), and nursing students to give on-the-job tours of their diverse workplaces to politicians.
For a second year in a row, our TYMTW visits will be held virtually. However, we have discovered that even virtual visits provide a window into the working world of nursing during the pandemic.
For nurses and our health system partners, TYMTW is an exciting and empowering opportunity to engage in the political process and help MPPs understand the issues they face. For participating health system partners, it is an opportunity to demonstrate nursing programs and services and the benefits of funding them.
Our focus this year is on the issue of nurse wellness. During the pandemic, nurses have been on the frontlines from the outset and it is having an impact on their wellbeing with consequences for the effective functioning of Ontario’s health system post-pandemic. That’s the story of the RNAO’s report based on our Work and Wellbeing Survey.
“The survey finds many nurses have reached or crossed that limit and are, post-pandemic, planning to depart the profession at significantly higher rates than usual. The magnitude of potential departures by retirement or by changes in career paths calls for an immediate response from health system employers and government.”
This year’s TYMTW has already begun. We launched, as we always do, during Nursing Week and were privileged to have the Premier, Ministers, opposition party leaders and critics and even federal party leaders participate. There is, still, lots more to be done!
Premier Doug Ford
Bayshore Health Care, Closing the Gap Healthcare, SE Health and VON Canada
Leader of the Official Opposition Andrea Horwath
With MPP Rima Berns-McGown and MPP Peter Tabuns
BPSO OHT East Toronto Community Health Partners
Ontario Liberal Leader Steven Del Duca
WIth MPP John Fraser and Liberal candidate for Neapan Tyer Watt
Nurse practitioners Aric Rankin, Hoodo Abrahim and Beth Sweeney
Ontario Green Party Leader
Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Indigenous and Chigamik Indigenous BPSOs
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- Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Indigenous and Chigamik Indigenous BPSOs
- BPSO OHT East Toronto Community Health Partners
- Bayshore Health Care, Closing the Gap Healthcare, SE Health and VON Canada
- BPSO OHT Southlake Community
- And more...
Thank you for participating in TYMTW 2021! If you have any questions or need any assistance, please don’t hesitate to contact Ann-Marie Morris, Policy Department Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYMTW toolkit to support your event:
This report summarizes the response to RNAO’s Work and Wellbeing Survey. It tells the story of nurses and a nursing workforce under considerable stress and strain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey reveals that the effective functioning of Ontario’s health system is at risk post-pandemic. The magnitude of potential departures by retirement or by changes in career paths calls for an immediate response from health system employers and government
Nurse wellness fact sheet 2021
The nurse work and wellbeing fact sheet is an effective tool to demonstrate the outcomes and impacts of shortage of nurses.