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August 24, 2015

Ontario Nurses' Association Launches New Ad Campaign in Kingston

The Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) is launching a new ad campaign in Kingston today. "The Truth Hurts. Nurses Know." is the theme of the campaign that will pop up around the city's transit shelters, bus exteriors and benches. The multi-media ads inform Kingston residents of some of the facts facing not just Ontario's registered nurses, but also their patients.

July 09, 2015

Brockville General RN Cuts Will Hurt Patient Care

Registered nurses (RNs) working at Brockville General Hospital say cutting almost 17 full-time and part-time RN positions will have a significant impact on the safety of patient care.

June 23, 2015

Ontario Continues to Have the Second-Worst RN to Population Ratio in Canada

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, is expressing alarm about the findings of a new Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) report showing that Ontario continues to have the second-worst registered nurse (RN) to population ratio in the country.

June 12, 2015

Marie Kelly Named CEO/CAO of the Ontario Nurses' Association

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN, is pleased to announce that the ONA Board of Directors has appointed Marie Kelly as the Union’s Chief Executive Officer/Chief Administrative Officer.

June 05, 2015

ONA First Vice-President Wins Prestigious National Nursing Leadership Award

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN, has been awarded a top honour by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) in recognition of her many years of strong leadership and advocacy work on behalf of registered nurses and allied health professionals in Ontario.

May 21, 2015

Violence Must Stop: Ontario RNs Continue to Provide Care in High-Risk Situations

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) says that “enough is enough” regarding ongoing incidents of violence taking place daily in Ontario hospitals and is calling for Guelph General Hospital management to step up to the plate and take safety seriously.

May 15, 2015

Bancroft Registered Nurses Say RN Cuts Will Hurt Patient Care

Registered nurses working at the North Hastings site of Quinte Health Care say they believe a cut to RN care in the emergency department will have a significant impact on the safety of patient care.

May 12, 2015

Canadian nurses put patients first this election

As registered nurses, registered practical nurses, nurse practitioners and allied health professionals across Ontario mark Florence Nightingale’s birthday, they and the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) have also vowed to stand up for the country’s health-care system this federal election.

May 11, 2015

Ontario Nurses' Association Celebrates Nursing Week 2015

“ONA members provide the best value in health care,” said ONA President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. “Despite this, the profession is facing challenges even as we celebrate Nursing Week. We have seen more than 800,000 hours of RN care cut from Ontario hospitals this year alone, and our members are struggling with heavy workloads, working excessive overtime and facing workplace violence.”

May 06, 2015

Nipigon Nurses Launch Campaign for Safe Care

Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) members – registered nurses from Nipigon District Memorial Hospital – are launching a campaign today to fight for safe, quality health care for their patients.

May 04, 2015

Ontario Nurses Call for More RNs Over Growing Concern of Negative Impact on Patients

The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is warning that further cuts to registered nurse (RN) care due to a fourth consecutive year of frozen base funding for hospitals will mean a greater risk to patients. To ensure the public is aware of this grave situation, ONA is launching a radio ad campaign today to raise awareness of the growing concern for the impact of RN cuts, and in fact the need for more registered nurses for Ontario.

April 27, 2015

Algoma Public Health Nurses at the Bargaining Table

Sixty-two Algoma Public Health Nurses – members of the Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA) – will sit down at the bargaining table beginning tomorrow to try to negotiate a fair contract with their employer.

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President's Message

Summer slow-down? Not for our members!

This summer has been one in which our members have faced excessive workloads, short staffing, violence and many more health and safety risks. We are continuing to work hard on your behalf. I would like to take this opportunity to let you know what’s in store for us this fall and winter. And there is plenty of information.

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Update August 31: Effective October 1, 2015, all ONA part-time and non full-time healthcare employees will be eligible to join HOOPP immediately
Ontario - August 31, 2015

Read details about HOOPP's latest news, publications, their new members page, amendments to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) , and much more.

Update June 12 Illnesses including MERS CoV etc
Ontario - July 07, 2015

Recent infectious disease alerts have been issued from Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health. The alerts include information on MERS-CoV. Please read the alerts, including directions for health-care workers.

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