Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action


  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 16:06

    Dear Sophie,

  • Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 15:33
    Dear Kevin and Eric,

    I am writing to you in response to your report entitled “Preventing workplace violence in the health care sector”. RNAO appreciates the government’s commitment to prevent workplace violence in health care and recognition of the hazards experienced by nurses and other health-care providers.
  • Monday, August 21, 2017 - 14:11

    Dear Eric,

    RNAO appreciates your ongoing leadership to improve the health and well-being of all Ontarians through Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care, and the Open Minds, Health Minds: Ontario's Comprehensive Mental Health and Addictions Strategy. We are writing to you today about the need for stable peer support funding for individuals being discharged from psychiatric facilities.

  • Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 00:00

    Dear Ms. Kiwala,

    The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) was delighted to acknowledge the 2017 Ontario Budget as a progressive budget.1 Among the measures that RNAO supported was the investment of $26 million over four years to increase awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how it can be prevented as well expanding support to children, youth and families affected by the disorder.2

  • Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 20:00

    Dear Sean and Jesse,

    As a member of the Correctional Health Care Coalition, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) was delighted to attend the June 29, 2017 meeting of the Coalition with representatives from the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC).

  • Monday, May 15, 2017 - 14:14

    March 7, 2017

    RE: Amending the Ontario Assistive Devices Program to include mental as well as physical disabilities

  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 13:57

    Dear Councillor Pasternak and members of the Community Development and Recreation Committee,

    Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) would like to provide feedback to the committee in support of strengthening Toronto's emergency shelter system. Access to safe, affordable housing is a basic human rights and a fundamental determinant of health.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 00:00

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    Registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students know the value of good oral health to a person's overall health and well-being. Because we see first-hand the impact of poverty on health, we appreciate the expansion of public dental programs for low-income children as part of the province's Poverty Reduction Strategy and Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care. We also congratulate your ministry for expanding the Healthy Smiles Ontario program so that an additional 70,000 children from low-income families can now access dental care.

  • Monday, April 10, 2017 - 00:00

    Dear John,

    It was a pleasure to meet with you and discuss medical assistance in dying (MAID), following RNAO's presentation before the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on March 23, 2017. As the professional association representing registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students in Ontario, we are seeking to ensure that Ontarians have access to MAID while respecting conscientious objections of health providers.

  • Monday, March 27, 2017 - 14:27

    Dear Anne,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide feedback on the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) practice support services. The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) would like to recommend substantive improvements to the function and quality of practice support services in order to better protect the public.