Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Annual Queen’s Park on the Road continues

Queen’s Park on the Road (QPOR), one of RNAO’s annual signature political action events, began on Nov. 9 and continues to engage both members and members of provincial parliament (MPP) to discuss the RN understaffing crisis, its impact and recommended solutions. 

To support the meetings, RNAO has developed a virtual toolkit to guide members’ conversations with local MPPs. RNAO’s policy and political action network officers (PPAN) from chapters across Ontario have had the opportunity to speak about their personal experiences amid the shortage and ask politicians for solutions. They’ve also discussed as strategies on how to address nursing supply issues within the legislature, including the repeal Bill 124 to increase nurse compensation.
Since November, RNAO members have hosted more than 20 virtual meetings with MPPs, with more coming up soon. Thank you to the following MPPs who have met virtually with RNAO members so far (in alphabetical order):

  • MPP Teresa Armstrong
  • MPP Doly Begum 
  • MPP Jessica Bell
  • MPP Rima Berns-McGown
  • MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy
  • Hon. Paul Calandra 
  • MPP Steven Del Duca
  • MPP Catherine Fife
  • MPP Jennifer French
  • MPP Logan Kanapathi
  • MPP Belinda Karahalios
  • MPP Bhutila Karpoche
  • MPP Vincent Ke
  • MPP Terence Kernaghan
  • MPP Sol Mamakwa 
  • MPP Suze Morrison
  • MPP Lindsey Park
  • MPP Peggy Sattler
  • MPP Todd Smith
  • MPP Peter Tabuns
  • MPP Daisy Wai
  • MPP Kathleen Wynne
  • MPP Jeff Yurek

RNAO and some of its chapters have shared pictures and details from the above visits on Twitter using #QPOR. 

For more information about how to get involved and host an event, visit the QPOR webpage or contact health policy coordinator Ann-Marie Morris at

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