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Action Alert
Keep health-care coverage for the uninsured, premier!
Call on the premier to ensure continued access to health services for all people living in Ontario.
Action Alert
Stop the move to for-profit health care, premier!
Call on the premier to stop for-profit surgeries in Ontario!
Repeal Bill 124
Call on Premier Ford to accept the court’s decision on Bill 124.

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
For over a decade, Canadians have been dying at an increasing rate from opioid overdoses. Between January 2016 and December 2021, nearly 30,000 Canadians died from an opioid overdose. Ontario is not immune to this tragedy.

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.

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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.


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


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

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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.

Upcoming events

Leadership and Management for Nurses Program
The virtual Leadership and Management for Nurses Program is open to all RPNs, RNs and NPs in managerial roles in an Ontario hospital or long-term care home. The program enhances key knowledge and skills to achieve goals, support shared decision-making and create healthy work environments and team functioning.
Discover RNAO: Member orientation
In this welcome session our membership and services team team will provide participants with the knowledge about their RNAO membership and association, introduce members to RNAO benefits, ways to get involved and answer frequently asked questions.
Queen's Park Day
RNAO’s 23rd annual Queen’s Park Day (QPD) event was held on Thursday, March 2, 2023.

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