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Action Alert
It’s mandates we need, not recommendations, premier!
Call on the premier to mandate masks and rollout vaccines, immediately!
Action Alert
Increase health transfers to the provinces, prime minister!
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
Action Alert
End the overdose crisis, premier
Call on Premier Ford to save lives by bringing an end to the overdose crisis.

Current issues

Long-term care and rehab
Long-term care
An aging long-term care resident population with increasing medical complexity calls for increased care from staff with the right skill mix, yet Ontario continues to underfund and understaff homes. Residents and staff deserve better.
Nursing policy
Chronic underfunding and understaffing across all health sectors in Ontario, and the relentless replacement of RNs and NPs with less qualified health-care workers, is challenging the effectiveness of RNs and NPs and the system as a whole.
Opioid overdose crisis
The opioid overdose crisis has gotten worse during COVID-19. RNAO continues to advocate for a harm reduction approach that respects basic human dignity and the rights of people who use substances.

Our vision

Our vision is of an Ontario that creates the conditions for health and wellness for everyone by addressing the many determinants of health.

That means a system that is

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with interprofessional care teams anchored in the communities where people live, work and play.

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where a person and their support system are viewed as a whole and empowered to be genuine partners for their own health.


where deliberate efforts are made to decrease gaps in health outcomes, services and experiences.


where care is coordinated so that transitions from sector to sector, service to service, are seamless.

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Publicly funded and not-for-profit

so that it is efficient and sustainable and everyone, no matter their means, receives the care they require.

Upcoming events

Leadership and Management for Nurses Program
The virtual Leadership and Management for Nurses Program is open to all RPNs, RNs and NPs in managerial roles in an Ontario hospital or long-term care home. The program enhances key knowledge and skills to achieve goals, support shared decision-making and create healthy work environments and team functioning.
RNAO’s Ninth-Annual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium
RNAO invites all of its nurse practitioner (NP) members and NP students to celebrate National NP Week (Nov. 13-19, 2022) at its virtual NP Knowledge Exchange Symposium on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2022. This year’s theme is “Leveraging NP Leadership Through Crisis and Beyond.” 
Queen's Park on the Road
Contact your chapter/region policy and political action network officer and join RNAO’s advocacy on priority policy issues.

The RNAO policy library provides search for all our policy resources.