During an unprecedented fight against an insidious virus, nurses say they are being heard by the federal government. Wednesday’s Speech from the Throne addresses policy imperatives RNAO outlined in a letter and call to action sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau demanding that vulnerable people not be left behind as a result of COVID-19. 

RNAO is joining A Just Recovery for All – a global movement that puts people first and demands transformative action to build a more resilient, equitable society in the midst and after COVID-19.

August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. As nurses, we must take a moment to share and acknowledge the people in Ontario who die daily from opioid-related overdose and substance poisoning.

Close to 6,000 nurses, nursing students, other health professionals and members of the public have joined the call by the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) for immediate implementation of the Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee to protect Ontario’s seniors who make their home in a long-term care (LTC) facility. They made their demand for change and urgent action clear by signing RNAO’s Action Alert.

As we continue to battle COVID-19 in our communities and around the world, we must all play a part in staying safe and healthy. That’s why the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) has launched #Maskathon. 

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) board of directors calls on the Ontario government to ‘walk the talk’ and meet its obligation to residents living in long-term care (LTC) homes. RNAO’s board issued its report to LTC Minister Merrilee Fullerton, on the eve of its annual general meeting, with the unanimous declaration that: “It’s time to call for a “Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee” and demand the government allocate proper staffing and funding.”