Visionary Leadership

Charting a course for the health system and nursing in Ontario

The future

What will Ontario’s health system look like in five, 10 or 15 years from now? What kind of care will people need in the future?

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario (RNAO) believes it’s important to look down the road today, and begin planning for tomorrow’s health system.

This is why Ontario's nurses have developed a bold vision.

What is our vision?

We see a health system that has shifted its focus from illness care to one that emphasizes what it means to be and stay healthy. A health system that ensures everyone has access to a health professional when they need one and does a better job of putting people first.

How do we get there?

The changes we propose will take time. Some changes can be implemented now. Others over will take time. That’s why we have short, medium and long term timeframes.

How do we make this happen

  • Investing in social and environmental determinants of health
  • Strengthening our publicly funded, not-for-profit health system
  • Promoting evidence-based practice
  • Ensuring we have an adequate number of RNs
  • Making sure all RNs practise to their full and expanded scope
  • Fostering interprofessional person-centred teamwork

Find out more about how we make this happen.

Our vision covers every part of our health system

Overview of all sectors