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Action Alert
There’s a nursing crisis – what are your candidates’ plans? Ask them!
Make sure that the nursing crisis is an election issue in your riding. Demand that candidates in your riding address the nursing crisis – now.
RNAO's provincial election platform 2022
Nurses know what factors influence and shape people’s health. That’s why RNAO has developed a set of recommendations that cover the environment, the social determinants of health, nursing, care delivery and fiscal capacity.
Action Alert
Keep mandatory masking in high-risk settings, premier!
Join us! Let the premier know that Ontario must keep mandatory masking in all high-risk settings to protect Ontarians and our health-care workers past its Apr. 27 deadline.

Current issues

Long-term care and rehab
Long-term care
An aging long-term care resident population with increasing medical complexity calls for increased care from staff with the right skill mix, yet Ontario continues to underfund and understaff homes. Residents and staff deserve better.
Nursing policy
Chronic underfunding and understaffing across all health sectors in Ontario, and the relentless replacement of RNs and NPs with less qualified health-care workers, is challenging the effectiveness of RNs and NPs and the system as a whole.
Opioid overdose crisis
The opioid overdose crisis has gotten worse during COVID-19. RNAO continues to advocate for a harm reduction approach that respects basic human dignity and the rights of people who use substances.

Our vision

Our vision is of an Ontario that creates the conditions for health and wellness for everyone by addressing the many determinants of health.

That means a system that is:

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with interprofessional care teams anchored in the communities where people live, work and play.


where care is coordinated so that transitions from sector to sector, service to service, are seamless.

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where a person and their support system are viewed as a whole and empowered to be genuine partners for their own health.

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Publicly funded and not-for-profit

so that it is efficient and sustainable and everyone, no matter their means, receives the care they require.


where deliberate efforts are made to decrease gaps in health outcomes, services and experiences.

Upcoming events

NPs in long-term care council webinar
This is our regular monthly NP LTC Council that has been an important forum for NPs working in LTC.
Nursing Week
As we mark Nursing Week (May 9-15), RNAO would like to invite you to join us for a variety of virtual events to laugh, learn and honour you and the work of your colleagues.
May 2022 NP Insider Webinar
NP Insider - NP Insider: A Nurse Practitioner Manual For Withdrawal Management

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