Take action

Action Alert
Double ODSP rates to lift people out of poverty
Let Premier Ford know that ODSP rates must double to ensure that no one in Ontario with a disability is forced to live in poverty.
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.
Repeal Bill 124
Call on the premier to immediately repeal 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
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.

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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 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

AGM 2022
RNAO's 97th Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held virtually amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Join us on June 9 - 11, 2022 as we recognize the incredible efforts of RNs, NPs and nursing students through this year's theme COVID-19 Pandemic: Nursing Through Crisis.
June 2022 NP Insider Webinar
NP Insider - NP Insider: A Nurse Practitioner Manual For Withdrawal Management
Queen's Park on the Road (QPOR)
QPOR is an exciting annual event that enables RNAO members to meet their members of provincial parliament (MPP) to discuss key nursing, health and health-care delivery issues.

The RNAO policy library provides search for all our policy resources.