Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action


  • Monday, February 23, 2015 - 01:00

    Dear Ms. Verrier:

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) appreciates the opportunity to provide CNO with feedback regarding two proposed by-law changes: a) Fees and b) Register and Information from Members.


  • Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 10:28

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    As a coalition of health service providers committed to a universal, publicly-funded and not-for-profit health system, which provides access and care based on need and not the ability to pay, we were encouraged by your announcement on November 21, 2014 directing hospitals to:

    “… not market to, solicit or treat international patients, with the exception of international patient activity related to a hospital's existing international consulting contracts.”

  • Thursday, January 29, 2015 - 10:44

    Dear Minister Matthews,

    As we settle into a new year, reflect on promises made in 2014, and look ahead to a new provincial budget, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) urges you and all of our elected representatives to work together to build a "fairer and healthier Ontario."

  • Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:38

    Dear Minister Moore,

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students across all sectors and roles in Ontario. We are pleased to offer our support for Bill C626 – An Act to Amend the Statistics Act which aims to reinstate the long-form census. RNAO has been one of the leading bodies speaking in support of the long-form census,leading up to, and following its demise. We commend MP Ted Hsu for his leadership in advancing this private member’s bill.

  • Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:00

    Dear Minister Naqvi,

    Thank you for the letter of greetings and congratulations that you sent to mark the Nursing in Custody: An Educational Conference for Forensic, Mental Health and Correctional Nurses organized by RNAO's Ontario Correctional Nurses’ Interest Group on Friday, December 5th, 2014. It was received with appreciation and enthusiasm by the participants, especially your commitment to a comprehensive Mental Health Strategy for Correctional Services and the introduction of 24/7 access to health care within correctional facilities.

  • Friday, January 23, 2015 - 01:00
    Dear Dr. Quiñonez,

    Thank you for the opportunity to provide a response on behalf of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) to the questions posed by the Dental Service Schedule Review Expert Panel.

  • Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 01:00

    Dear Minister Hoskins,

    We are writing to request an urgent meeting with you to discuss how we can partner to ensure progress in Ontario's Diabetes Strategy.

  • Tuesday, November 25, 2014 - 01:00

    Dear Angela,

    Thank you for your response on October 14, 2014 to RNAO's letter dated September 3, 2014 expressing concern with the CNO Council's decision to require an order for a registered nurse (RN) to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.

  • Wednesday, September 3, 2014 - 00:00

    Dear Angela:

    The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario is concerned with the approach taken by the Council of the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) in a decision regarding psychotherapy on March 6, 2014. The minutes from this meeting indicate that Council “… supports that Registered Nurses (RNs) and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) require an order to perform the controlled act of psychotherapy.” While we respect the Council’s mandate to protect the public interest, we do not feel that requiring an order to initiate psychotherapy is within the public interest.

  • Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 13:14

    Dear Premier Wynne:

    The Ontario Toxics Reduction Working Group offers its congratulations on your recent election victory. Our Working Group includes representation from the health, environment and labour sectors, and we welcome opportunities to assist the government in achieving its environmental and health agenda, including actions that would better inform Ontarians about their exposures to toxic substances and also reduce those exposures. The Ontario government has already taken a number of measures to reduce exposures to toxic substances, including the Toxics Reduction Act (TRA) and the Cosmetic Pesticides Ban Act. Individually and collectively, our members and partners worked with government to develop and promote this legislation. We are working to help realize its full potential.