Registed Nurses' Association of Ontario

We cannot wait - hire more LTC staff beginning August 2020

We urge the Minister of Long-Term Care, Merrilee Fullerton, to immediately direct nursing homes to hire personal support workers, registered nurses, registered practical nurses and nurse practitioners ahead of the second wave of COVID-19, which will coincide with the coming Influenza season. 

RNAO responds to Long-Term Care Staffing Study Report

A long-awaited report on regulated staffing levels in Ontario long-term care (LTC) homes was released on July 30 by the Ontario government. 

The Long-Term Care Staffing Study Report provides recommendations within five priority areas to improve staffing across the sector:

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A Recovery for All Includes Housing for All

With devastating cruelty, COVID-19 has exposed gaping faults in the society and economy we have created for ourselves. Among those faults is homelessness. As Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to adequate housing, puts it: “Housing has become the frontline defense against the coronavirus. Home has rarely been more of a life or death situation.”

Prioritize mandatory naloxone training for police

Opioid overdose is an acute and escalating public health crisis in Ontario. Ontario needs all first responders carrying and trained in the use of Naloxone, including police. Urge government House Leader, Paul Calandra, to prioritize passage of Bill 105, the Mandatory Police Training Act, 2019.

Remove environmental legislation from the “red tape” Bill

Environmental protections are not “red tape”.  Please urge the government to remove proposed amendments to more than a dozen pieces of environmental legislation from its “red tape” omnibus bill. 

Demand an end to overdose deaths in Windsor

So far in November, Windsor’s public health unit has issued three alerts for high overdose- related emergency department visits. 

And yet, Windsor remains the only major city in Ontario that doesn’t issue life-saving naloxone kits to its police officers. 

Act now on NP expanded scope of practice

The best chance ever to make national pharmacare happen

Canadians got one huge step closer to pharmacare on June 12 with the release of the final report of the Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare. In clear and definitive terms, the report calls on the federal government to implement a universal, publicly-funded pharmacare plan.  

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Help stop changes to ODSP definition of disability

The government has proposed to make the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) definition of disability far more restrictive forcing thousands of Ontarians with disabilities onto the rolls of Ontario Works with a corresponding loss of critical income, benefits and supports. Here’s the story:

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