Policy & political action

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Action Alert
Call on elected leaders to step up and end the opioid crisis!
Across this country, in urban and rural Canada and in every province and territory, the opioid overdose crisis rages on. Call on those elected to all orders of government to bring this public health crises to an end.
International Covid-19 nursing workforce survey
All nurses are encouraged to take part. Your input will provide critical insights to advocate for improvements that lead to better wellbeing, job satisfaction and quality of care.
Action Alert
Enshrine a nursing home basic care guarantee in legislation, premier, set the path forward!
We call on the premier to honour and respect those who died, the ones who loved them and the ones who cared for them.

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.

Upcoming events

COVID-19 webinar series
The COVID-19 vaccine will change the course of this pandemic. As millions of people are getting immunized, how can we as health-care workers become champions for this vaccine.
NP's in long term care council webinar
Join us in exploring mentorship in NP roles in Long term care,” featuring NPs Amera Elnamara, Eric Staples and Beth Sweeny.
RNAO's 96th Annual General Meeting (AGM)
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, RNAO’s 96th AGM will be held virtually on June 24 - 26, 2021. Details on how to join the live streamed events will be posted in early June.