Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario


RNAO recognizes the National Day of Mourning

To remember and honour the lives lost or injured while at work, RNAO is recognizing the National Day of Mourning on April 28. 

Launched eight years ago by the Canadian Labour Congress, the day is a time to show support and commitment for safe workplaces. This year, RNAO would like to reflect and acknowledge the sacrifices of all nurses, other health-care providers and other essential and non-essential workers who have died or become sick while working during the pandemic. 

RNAO continues to advocate for safe and healthy workplaces to prevent injuries, illnesses and deaths. Most recently, RNAO has been advocating for paid sick leave, keeping only essential workplace open and compensating non-essential workers whose workplaces have been closed as well as leveraging health professionals including home care nurses to bring vaccines to warehouses, food processing plants and communities deemed to be hot spots quickly. For more information, please read our letter to the editor in the Toronto Star and sign our Action Alert calling for immediate action from our Ontario government to combat COVID-19. 

At 11 a.m. on April 28, RNAO along with its members will be observing a moment of silence in honour of those who have passed. RNAO encourages you to join us and also to share your tribute on social media using the hashtag #DayofMourning and tag us @RNAO.

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