Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO’s weekly updates - October 2021

Did you see RNAO’s weekly video updates on social media in October? The updates provide a brief overview of what RNAO and its members have been up to each week, and also feature important nursing and health-related news. 

In case you missed them, the following updates were shared:

  • Oct. 3: The Ontario government’s announcement of mandatory vaccination for long-term care workers, National Day of Truth and Reconciliation and a peaceful rally held by frontline nurses 
  • Oct. 10: Ontario’s Speech from the Throne, COVID-19 vaccination for children, Mental Health Week, the launch of RNAO’s Leading Change ToolkitTM and Action Alert on mandatory vaccination and safe zones
  • Oct. 17: Mandatory vaccination for health-care workers, Ontario lifting some COVID-19 restrictions, heart to heart session with international students, pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics and #RepealBill124 Action Alert
  • Oct. 24: Ontario lifts COVID-19 restrictions, the new vaccine app, BPSO events and #RepealBill124 Action Alert and upcoming rally

Follow RNAO on Twitter to stay up-to-date on the weekly updates. For past updates, please visit RNAO’s official YouTube channel.

RNAO also released more episodes of Small Talk in October:

  • RNAO President-Elect Claudette Holloway discusses her first years as a nurse, RNAO's Black Nurses Task Force and repealing Bill 124.
  • RNAO President Morgan Hoffarth speaks about unvaccinated health-care workers and the importance of repealing Bill 124.
  • Laura Guerrero and Nayiberts Barzaga of the Latin American COVID-19 Task Force discuss Hispanic Heritage Month and the importance of Spanish-speaking health-care workers at pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics. 
  • RNAO board member Debra Lefebvre talk about the mental health of nurses and why Bill 124 needs to be repealed. 
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