Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action


  • Wednesday, February 24, 2021 - 17:36

    Dec. 2, 2020
    Anne Coghlan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
    College of Nurses of Ontario
    101 Davenport Road
    Toronto, ON M5R 3P1 

  • Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 15:39

    February 10, 2021 

    Hon. Doug Ford, Premier 
    Premier's Office 
    Room 281, Legislative Building, Queen's Park 
    Toronto, ON M7A 1A1 

    Hon. Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health 
    Ministry of Health 
    5th Floor, 777 Bay St. 
    Toronto, ON M7A 2J3 

    Re: Ontario’s vaccine rollout 

    Dear Premier Ford and Minister Elliott,  

  • Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 12:20

    Feb. 3, 2021

    Hon. Doug Ford, Premier
    Hon. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care
    Legislative Building, Queen’s Park
    Toronto, ON M7A 1A1

    Dear Premier Ford and Minister Fullerton,

    We are writing to express our grave concern regarding the Jan. 8, 2021 directives, outlined in a Jan. 27, 2021
    memorandum to long-term care (LTC) home licensees across Ontario. While RNAO, along with NPs and all
    nursing staff in LTC always adhere diligently to all government directives, these particular directives are cause for
    serious concern.

  • Tuesday, February 2, 2021 - 14:57

    Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021

    Subject: Vaccination roll-out

    Dear Premier Ford and Minister Elliott:

    Our members/staff are engaged community health providers who have been fighting on the front lines of the
    COVID-19 pandemic since it began. We are aware that vulnerable and home-bound individuals in the
    community are slated as the next priority group to receive vaccinations. These people are cared for by our

  • Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 17:47

    October 14, 2020

    The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau
    Prime Minister of Canada
    Office of the Prime Minister
    80 Wellington Street Ottawa
    ON K1A 0A2

    Hon. Doug Ford Premier of Ontario
    Legislative Bldg Rm 281,
    Queen's Park, Toronto,
    ON M7A 1A1

    Delivered by email

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2020 - 21:18

    September 16, 2020

    Sandra Robinson, Council President 
    Anne Coghlan, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer 
    College of Nurses of Ontario 
    101 Davenport Road 
    Toronto, ON M5R 3P1 

    Dear Sandra and Anne, 

    Re: Expanding RPN scope of practice 

  • Friday, August 21, 2020 - 14:01

    Dr. David Williams
    Ontario’s Chief Medical Officer of Health 21st Floor, 393 University Ave
    Toronto, ON M5G 2M2

    Aug. 19, 2020

    Dear David,

    Re: School re-opening and planning for the 500 public health nurses in Ontario

  • Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 16:16

    Mr. Calandra,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) urges you to expedite the passage of Bill 105, the Mandatory Police Training Act, 2019 through the legislative process. As you will know, MPP Kusendova's bill prohibits a person from being appointed as, or acting as, a police officer or special constable unless the person has been successfully trained in the use and administration of naloxone, a life-saving medication that blocks the effects of opioids.

  • Friday, November 29, 2019 - 15:44

    Dear MPP Ghamari and members of the Standing Committee on General Government,

    On behalf of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO), I wish to thank you for the opportunity we had to present the views of Ontario’s registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students on Bill 132 on November 25, 2019.  

  • Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 12:32

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) had the privilege of being designated by the Coroner as a person permitted to make submissions at the inquest into the death of Grant Faulkner and the inquest into the death of Bradley Chapman. RNAO was in the coroner's court and heard testimony each day from June 11-20, 2018 for the Faulkner inquest and November 26-December 20, 2018 for the Chapman inquest.