Welcome to Take Your MPP To Work 2024!

Take Your MPP To Work (TYMTW) is one of RNAO’s signature political action events that begins during Nursing Week each year. For over 20 years, RNs, NPs and nursing students across Ontario have welcomed elected officials, including leaders of provincial and federal political parties, MPPs and MPs, into their workplaces. 

TYMTW is an exciting and empowering opportunity for nurses and our health system partners to engage in the political process and help politicians understand the issues nurses face. For participating health system partners, it is an opportunity to showcase nursing practice and programs, as well as the benefits of funding them. The event has grown to become an important advocacy event for RNAO members, health organizations and elected officials alike. 

TYMTW 2024 kicks off during Nursing Week (May 6 – 12) and will continue into the summer months to ensure each elected official has the opportunity to go to work with an RNAO member. 

“Nurses hold the key to addressing our current health-care crisis – but only if our crisis in nursing is first resolved. Because nursing is a caring profession, we sometimes forget that nurses, too, need nurturing. They need access to education, healthy work environments and workplace supports to continue fulfilling their vital roles.”

TYMTW toolkit to support your event:
TYMTW Checklist

Take Your MPP To Work checklist

Use this event checklist to help plan and organize your chapter events.


Take Your MPP Media Advisory Template

Media advisory template

Use this media advisory template to write to inform reporters about your upcoming TYMTW visit and generate interest and media coverage.


TYMTW 2023 Who is your MPP

Who is my MPP?

It is important to remember you may live in one riding but work in another, which may impact your decision about who to invite to participate. To identify your workplace riding or respective MPP and their contact information, visit ola.org.


2023 MPP TYMTW Invitation

Template invitation letter to MPP

Write to your MPP for meeting with you to celebrate the commitment and dedication of registered nurses (RNs) and nurse practitioners (NPs) toward building strong, healthy and vibrant communities.


2023 TYMTW Health System partner invitation

Template invitation to a participating health system partner

Write to your local health system partner to invite them to participate in this year's Take Your MPP To Work event.


2023 TYMTW thank you MPP

Thank you letter to MPP

Write to your local health system partner to invite them to participate in this year's Take Your MPP To Work event.


Date Chapter/Region without chapters Elected officials Health organization/Location
May 3, 2024 at 11 a.m. ET Middlesex-Elgin Chapter
  • MPP Terence Kernaghan
  • MPP Peggy Sattler
  • Heidi Machel - staff person representing MPP Rob Flack 
London InterCommunity Health Centre
May 6, 2024 at 8:30 a.m. ET Region 7, Toronto East
  • Premier Doug Ford
  • Hon. Sylvia Jones, Minister of Health
TMU (Toronto Metropolitan University)
May 8, 2024 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Region 6, Toronto West

  • Bonnie Crombie, Leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario
May 8, 2024 at 8:00 p.m. ET Region 7, Toronto East
  • MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam
St. Michael's Hospital Emergency Department
May 10, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. ET York West Chapter
  • Hon. Stan Cho, Minister of Long-Term Care
Villa Colombo
May 10, 2024 at 4:45 p.m. ET Region 6, Toronto West
  • MPP Marit Stiles, leader of the official opposition
Thorncliffe Park Youth Hub at East York Town Centre
May 21, 2024 at 1 p.m. ET Sudbury
  • MPP Jamie West
  • MPP France Gelinas 
Sudbury Youth Wellness Hub
June 7, 2024 at 2 p.m. ET Wellington Chapter
  • MPP Mike Schreiner 
Guelph Family Health Team