Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO’s 2021 federal pre-budget submission

There is no question Canada’s economy has suffered due to COVID-19. The economic devastation brought on by the pandemic and its health impacts have been felt most especially by low-income, under- and un-housed and racialized groups. 

RNAO drafted a set of recommendations in a federal budget submission it sent to Ottawa. The focus of its response is on taming the pandemic and on planning for a recovery that will make the country healthier for all – particularly those most vulnerable. This includes focusing on:

  1. Standards for safe and dignified care in Canada’s LTC homes 
  2. Access for all Canadians to essential drugs
  3. Canada’s decade‐old opioid overdose crisis
  4. The need and right for all Canadians to have safe and affordable housing 
  5. Protecting the planet and its resources
  6. The need to expand fiscal capacity to deliver a healthy society and a healthy environment 
  7. The need to re‐instate the role of a national Chief Nursing Officer

For more information, you can read our submission

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