Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO leaders welcome politicians and highlight critical issues related to COVID-19 during Queen’s Park Day

Almost 200 registered nurses, nurse practitioners, nursing students, politicians and others, including RNAO staff took part in a lively and engaging virtual session of its annual Queen’s Park Day on Feb. 25.

The event gave members an opportunity to share their perspectives to inform healthy public policies in the midst of a deadly and relentless year-long pandemic. Political leaders included: Premier Doug Ford; Christine Elliott, deputy premier and minister of health; Andrea Horwath, leader of the opposition and NDP leader; France Gélinas, NDP MPP and health critic; Steven Del Duca, leader of the Liberal Party of Ontario; John Fraser, Liberal MPP and health critic and Mike Schreiner, leader of the Green Party of Ontario.

During the event, nurses listened to each of the speakers and had a chance to have their questions answered. The afternoon event can be viewed on YouTube. You can also read a full wrap up of the event in RNAO CEO Doris Grinspun’s weekly COVID-19 update and blog.

The same day, RNAO also released its much-anticipated NP Task Force report Vision for Tomorrow, which looks at the history of the NP role, the value they bring to the health system, along with a set of recommendations to increase their numbers and expand their scope.

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