Provincial and federal pre-budget submissions 2023
In early February, RNAO submitted its pre-budget submissions to the federal and provincial governments to present nurses’ views on each government’s spending priorities to improve the health of all Canadians.
RNAO’s federal pre-budget submission outlines recommendations in the following five policy areas: nursing, health care, social and environmental determinants of health, and fiscal capacity. The recommendations include expanding medicare to cover pharmacare, dental care and home care, creating a national nursing human resources strategy, implementing housing strategies, ensuring clean water for all communities, generating sufficient revenue to pay for necessary services, and more.
In its provincial pre-budget submission, RNAO’s recommendations include the following: increases to nurses’ compensation, increasing the number of NP-led clinics, supporting and funding a comprehensive harm reduction approach, protecting the Greenbelt and implementing a more progressive tax system.
RNAO is committed to working with both governments to implement its recommendations for the benefit of all Ontarians and Canadians.