Policy and Political Action

Policy & Political Action

Take Your MPP To Work LIVE - #TogetherWeCanDoIt


Each year during and after Nursing Week, we encourage RNs, NPs and nursing students to take part in our annual Take Your MPP To Work™ political action event.

This year is unlike any other, as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow in Canadian cities and communities from coast-to-coast-to-coast. Health-care organizations and workers are among those feeling the most substantial effects of the virus. 

Together with our health-care system partners, we have been addressing the concerns expressed by our front-line heroes, and there is more work to be done. To help our elected federal and provincial MPs, MPPs and Ministers better understand and make informed, timely decisions, we plan to engage them in witnessing, first-hand, the significant challenges organizations and facilities are currently facing.

This year, to remain consistent with COVID-19 and physical distancing, we are inviting our partner organizations to participate in Take Your MPP To Work LIVE - #TogetherWeCanDoIt, a virtual experience, beginning during Nursing Week (May 11 - 17) and continuing until July 2020. 

This event is an innovative approach to RNAO’s Take Your MPP to Work™ (TYMTW) event, which was established in 2000. Since that time, TYMTW has grown to become an important annual political engagement event for RNAO members and MPPs alike. Premiers, Cabinet Ministers, Opposition Leaders and numerous MPPs have gone to work with RNs and NPs in all care settings. We hope this virtual on-the-job experience in 2020, the Year of the Nurse and Midwife, will give politicians a unique opportunity to better understand the breadth, depth and challenges of providing nursing care across diverse practice settings, particularly in times of a health care crisis.

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Confirmed Events

May 11, 2020Michael Garron HospitalChristine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
May 11, 2020KFLA Public HealthIan Arthur, MPP Kingston and the Islands
May 13, 2020West Park Health Care CentrePremier Doug Ford, Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care & Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health
May 13, 2020Guelph Community Health Centre

MPP Mike Schreiner, Ontario Green Party Leader

May 13, 2020Trillium Health PartnersNatalia Kusendova, MPP Mississauga Centre
May 14, 2020Ottawa Public HealthPrime Minister Justin Trudeau
May 14, 2020St. Joseph's Health Care LondonTerence Kernaghan, MPP London North Centre
May 14, 2020Sandy Lake Nursing Station and Health CentreSol Mamakwa, MPP Kiiwetinoong
May 15, 2020Hôpital Montfort

Hon. Caroline Mulroney, Minister of Transportation and Minister of Francophone Affairs 

May 15, 2020Saint Elizabeth Health CareMitzie Hunter, MPP Scarborough - Guildwood
May 15, 2020Inner City Health AssociatesAndrea Horwath, Leader, Official Opposition, MPP Hamilton Centre

Please note events will continue to be added. 

Recap Videos

MPP Terence Kernaghan at Parkwood Institute (May 15,2020)

Ontario Liberal Party leader and MPP John Fraser at Greenwood Court (May 15, 2020)

MPP Mitzie Hunter at Saint Elizabeth Health Care (May 15, 2020)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at Ottawa Public Health (May 14, 2020)

MPP Sol Mamakwa at Sandy Lake Nursing Station and Health Centre (May 14, 2020)

Premier Doug Ford, Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care & Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health at West Park Health Care Centre - (May 13, 2020)

Ontario Green Party Leader and MPP Mike Schreiner at Guelph Community Health Centre (May 13, 2020)

MPP Natalia Kusendova at Trillium Health Partners (May 13, 2020)

Deputy Premier and Health Minister Christine Elliott at Michael Garron Hospital (May 11, 2020)


Nursing Week 2020 Take Your MPP To Work LIVE - #TogetherWeCanDoIt Events:

Resource Type: 
Political Action