Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


Fall tour: RNAO leaders check in with nurses

Celebrating RNAO’s third-annual fall tour, RNAO’s CEO Doris Grinspun and President Carol Timmings met with nurses across Ontario between Oct. 2-6 to hear the health issues they would like to see front and centre once a provincial election is called next June.

From Windsor to Chatham to Owen Sound, Grinspun and Timmings discussed with RNs, NPs, and nursing students the social and environmental determinants of health such as increasing minimum wage to $15/hr with no exceptions for age or sector of work and investing in affordable, accessible housing to ensure good health.

Nurses also talked about the need for more RNs and NPs in key sectors such as primary care, home care, hospital care and long-term care. Currently, Ontario has the lowest RN to population ratio in the country, yet based on evidence from RNAO’s comprehensive database 70 years of RN effectiveness, more than 95 per cent of 626 research studies demonstrate RNs have a positive impact on a wide variety of health outcomes.

For more information, please read our media advisory. See photos in our fall tour gallery.

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