Welcome to Take Your MPP To Work 2023!

Take Your MPP To Work (TYMTW) is one of RNAO’s signature political action events that begins during Nursing Week each year. For 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. 

This year, TYMTW visits will be held in person! TYMTW 2023 kicks off during Nursing Week (May 8 – 14) and will continue into the summer months to ensure each elected official has the opportunity to go to work with an RNAO member. 

MEDIA ADVISORY

“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:
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TYMTW Checklist

Take Your MPP To Work checklist

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

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NCP for TYMTW 2023 Toolkit

Nursing Career Pathways report

The report illustrates the many education and career opportunities within the nursing profession, and outlines how nurses play a central role when it comes to the health of Ontarians. It details the barriers that stand in the way of a thriving profession and the opportunities to ensure the retention and recruitment of nurses with a set of wide-ranging recommendations. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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CONFIRMED VISITS:
Date Chapter/Region without chapters Elected officials Health organization/Location
May 10 at 8:30 a.m. ET Region 6 (Toronto West)
  • NDP health critic France Gélinas
  • MPP Chris Glover
Parkdale Queen West Community Health Centre
May 12 at 10 a.m. ET Region 8
  • Minister of long-term care Paul Calandra
  • MPP Daisy Wai
Mariann Home
May 12 at 11 a.m. ET Kingston Chapter
  • MPP Ted Hsu
  • MPP Mark Gerretsen

Providence Traditional Care Centre

May 12 at 11:45 a.m. ET Region 5
  • MPP Brian Saunderson
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May 12 at 4 p.m. ET Durham Chapter
  • MPP Patrice Barnes 
Patrice Barnes
Constituency office
May 26 at 2 p.m. ET Lanark Leeds Grenville Chapter
  • Minister of municipal affairs and housing Steve Clark
Country Roads Community Health Centre
June 14 at 1 p.m. ET Waterloo Chapter
  • MPP Catherine Fife
     
Catherine Fife Constituency Office
July 5 at 9:30 a.m. ET Middlesex-Elgin Chapter
  • MPP Teresa Armstrong
  • MPP Terence Kernaghan
  • MPP Peggy Sattler
  • MPP Rob Flack 
London InterCommunity Health Centre

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