Policy & political action

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Action Alert
Premier, mandate vaccinations for all health-care and education workers
Tell Premier Ford he must mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care and education workers.
Action Alert
Repeal Bill 124, premier!
Call on the premier to immediately exempt nurses and other health-care workers from Bill 124.
Queen's Park on the Road (QPOR) 2021
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.

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
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.
SDOH
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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Accessible

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

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Integrated

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

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Person-centred

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.

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equitable
 
Equitable

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

 

Upcoming events

Queen's Park on the Road (QPOR) 2021
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.
NP Knowledge Exchange Virtual Symposium 2021
RNAO is holding its eighth invitational Nurse Practitioner (NP) Knowledge Exchange Virtual Symposium, titled "Powered by Change." This annual event offers RNAO's NP members a unique opportunity to discuss matters important to their critical role in Ontario’s health system.
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?

Find policy files

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

POLICY LIBRARY