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Sept. 22, 2023
Call on Premier Ford to support educators and school boards to support our kids, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Sept. 29, 2023
Call on governments to put forward a science-based plan that addresses the scale and urgency of the climate crisis. Tell Premier Ford and Prime Minister Trudeau to behave like this is an emergency – because it is one!
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Policy toolkits

Jan. 7, 2023

Tools to download that will help you run advocacy meetings with MPP's on Queen's Park Day (QPD).

Jan. 7, 2023

Tools to download that will help you run advocacy meetings with MPP's on Queen's Park Day (QPD).

This toolkit will support your Take your MPP to work event.

June 8, 2023
RNAO President Dr. Claudette Holloway and CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun released Nursing Career Pathways report during a media conference moderated by Morgan Hoffarth, immediate past president. The report illustrates the many education and career opportunities within the nursing profession, and outlines how nurses play a central role when it comes to the health of Ontarians. It details the barriers that stand in the way of a thriving profession and the opportunities to ensure the retention and recruitment of nurses with a set of wide-ranging recommendations.
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Policy reports

March 2, 2023

Nursing Career Pathways examines the nursing profession and the opportunities before the government to build nursing careers and fix Ontario’s health system.

May 12, 2022

This report outlines a number of recommendations geared to retain nurses in the profession and build Ontario’s registered nurse (RN) workforce, such as repealing Bill 124, expediting applications and finding pathways for internationally educated nurses, and more.

Feb. 8, 2022

In a groundbreaking report, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario’s (RNAO) Black Nurses Task Force (BNTF) unveiled recommendations to tackle structural racism within nursing organizations, regulatory bodies, associations and the broader health system.

March 1, 2021

RNAO’s Work and Wellbeing Survey Results tells the story of nurses and a nursing workforce under considerable stress and strain as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. While all nurses have been affected by the pandemic, how they experience levels of stress and strain are as unique as the nurses themselves as they struggle with job demands and their own life circumstances. 

Feb. 25, 2021

On Feb. 25, 2021, RNAO released the Nurse Practitioner Task Force report, Vision for Tomorrow. This report features eight recommendations that reflect RNAO’s unwavering advocacy for increased NP supply, utilization and scope. The implementation of these recommendations must begin immediately with co-ordinated action from government, academic, health service and association stakeholders.

Feb. 5, 2020

Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians (ECCO) 3.0 calls on the government and health system partners to strengthen community care and anchor the health system in primary care to better meet the health needs of all Ontarians. First released in 2012 and next in 2014, ECCO 3.0 aligns with much needed health system transformation that responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

May 1, 2016

Ontario's population is aging and its needs are changing. If we're going to keep pace, we can't get tripped up by short-sighted budgetary decisions. We need the right care providers at the right time, and that means reclaiming the role of the registered nurse in the name of patient safety.

April 12, 2014

In October 2012, the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) issued Enhancing Community Care for Ontarians (ECCO) 2.0, a bold model for health system transformation. Subject to significant praise, debate and discussion, this model generated timely and important dialogue on how to make the system more integrated and person‐centred, while ensuring the ongoing sustainability of a publicly‐funded and not‐for‐profit delivery model. 

Oct. 1, 2012

The ECCO model proposes that interprofessional primary care organizations, such as community health centres (CHC), nurse practitioner-led clinics (NPLC), Aboriginal health access centres (AHAC) and family health teams (FHT) expand their reach and role over the next three years, with the support of a temporary LHIN-led primary care transitional secretariat to organize local geographic primary care networks.

June 12, 2012

Primary Solutions for Primary Care: Maximizing and Expanding the Role of the Primary Care Nurse in Ontario is a blueprint to maximize and expand the role of primary care nurses, paving the path for other health professionals in Ontario. To benefit the public, we call on government and its agencies, professional associations, trade unions, regulatory bodies, educators, clinicians and employers to embrace and promptly implement the recommendations in this report.

March 28, 2023
Call on the premier to ensure continued access to health services for all people living in Ontario.
Sept. 26, 2023
Call on the premier to stop for-profit surgeries in Ontario!
Oct. 12, 2023
Join us in this fight for our health and for the environment! Call on the premier to keep his hands off the Greenbelt.
April 6, 2023
Call on the premier to mandate masks and rollout vaccines, immediately!
Feb. 22, 2023
RNAO calls on the federal government to immediately increase its share of health-care spending to 35 per cent with the condition that provinces address issues of importance to all Canadians
Aug. 14, 2023
The criminalization of simple drug possession in cities across Ontario is costing lives. Toronto is no exception. On May 15, RNAO wrote to candidates in Toronto’s 2023 by-election for mayor asking them to sign a pledge to support decriminalizing simple drug possession in Toronto. Find out which candidates signed the pledge.
Sept. 1, 2022
Call on Premier Ford to save lives by bringing an end to the overdose crisis.
Aug. 23, 2023
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.
July 26, 2023
Nurses and the public take action on matters of healthy public policy.
July 27, 2022
Make sure that the nursing crisis is an election issue in your riding. Demand that candidates in your riding address the nursing crisis – now.
July 27, 2022
Join us! Let the premier know that Ontario must keep mandatory masking in all high-risk settings to protect Ontarians and our health-care workers past its Apr. 27 deadline.
Aug. 19, 2022
Call on all provincial party leaders to be an ally and add Black Nurses Task Force (BNTF) recommendations to their election platforms.
Aug. 15, 2022
Nurses know what factors influence and shape people’s health. That’s why RNAO has developed a set of recommendations that cover the environment, the social determinants of health, nursing, care delivery and fiscal capacity.
May 26, 2022
A listing of position statements
Aug. 14, 2023
On Nov. 14, nurses took action and spoke up against Bill 124 – legislation that limits wage increases to one per cent and is a disgrace to nurses and other public sector workers
July 27, 2022
Tell Premier Ford he must mandate COVID-19 vaccinations for health-care and education workers.
July 27, 2022
Demand that Canada’s leaders – at all levels and in all places – be at the forefront of the global fight for our planet and our future!
July 27, 2022
Call on the premier to extend mandatory vaccinations to all health-care and education workers and to immediately establish safe zones around their places of work.
July 25, 2022
In the spirit of reconciliation, let’s ensure that First Nation children and their families are compensated for the harm caused by the inadequate and discriminatory funding of health, educational and social services to First Nation children.
July 27, 2022
Call on the leaders of all political parties to demand that their plans for Canada include a healthy, just recovery for all Canadians.