Teleconnects

The Ontario Nurses' Association is hosting province-wide education over the phone -- called teleconnects -- in the following areas: 

The teleconnects we've had to date have been very successful. We hope to reach as many members as possible using this easily accessible method of education. Please see the information below for details on our pre-scheduled 2014 teleconnects, as well as details from our 2013 teleconnects.


Membership Education and Events Team (MEET) Teleconnects

The Membership Education and Events Team will hold 2 teleconnects in 2014. All teleconnects will be from 17:00 to 18:30. Information on the topic of each teleconnect and how to register will be emailed to leaders, posted below and can be found in the Education Calendar in advance of each teleconnect. Materials for the session will be posted below as soon as they’re available.

Contact information for MEET Teleconnects: Phone: 1-800-387-5580, ext. 2365 Email:  ProvEducationTeleconnects@ona.org

2014 MEET Teleconnects

April 23, 17:00 – 18:30 Internal Responsibility System (IRS)
In this teleconnect, the learner will: 1) define the IRS, 2) explore the roles and responsibilities of the employer, the Joint Health and Safety Committee and the worker, 3) examine the characteristics of a successful IRS, and 4) explore the role of the Ministry of Labour within the IRS.
Document Download: Please Post Memo: Internal Responsibility System (IRS) 
Téléchargement du document : Prière d’afficher: Le système de responsabilité interne (SRI)

May 27, 17:00 – 18:30 Election Process at the Local and Bargaining Unit Level
In this teleconnect, the learner will: 1) identify what positions exist at the Local Executive Committee level, 2) identify what committees exist at the Bargaining Unit level, 3) understand how the elections are timed, 4) discuss the need for Local election policies, 5) learn about the role of the Local and Bargaining Unit Election Committee, and 6) examine the nominations and election process. 

MEET Teleconnects are open to all ONA Members.


Nurse Practitioner Teleconnects

Four teleconnects will be held in 2014 geared towards Nurse Practitioners. All of these teleconnects will be from 18:00 – 19:30. Information on the topic of each teleconnect and how to register will be emailed to leaders, posted below and can be found in the Education Calendar in advance of each teleconnect. Materials from these sessions will be either posted below or in the Executive Members’ section of the ONA website if they’re confidential in nature.

For more information about Nurse Practitioner Teleconnects, please email NPTeleconnects@ona.org.

2014 Nurse Practitioner Teleconnects

Nurse Practitioner Teleconnect 2- Thursday, April 3, 18:00-19:30 
Workplace Challenges for Nurse Practitioners
This teleconnect is an opportunity for Nurse Practitioners to network around issues and concerns they’re facing in all practice settings. To register, please email your name, ONA ID and the name of your employer to NPTeleconnects@ona.org

Document Download: Please Post Memo: Nurse Practitioner Teleconnect: Workplace Challenges for NPs
Téléchargement du document : Prière d’afficher: Difficultés en milieu de travail pour les infirmières praticiennes

Nurse Practitioner Teleconnect 3- June 24, 18:00-19:30 
Nurse Practitioner Teleconnect 4- October 15, 18:00-19:30 

Topics and target audiences of future teleconnects will be announced soon.

Nurse Practitioner Teleconnect 1- Thursday, January 30, 18:00-19:30
Workplace Challenges for Nurse Practitioners and Professional Responsibility Complaints
This teleconnect is an opportunity for Nurse Practitioners to network around issues and concerns they’re facing in all practice settings. To register, please email your name and ONA ID to NPTeleconnects@ona.org

Document Download:
Memo, Nurse Practitioner Teleconnect: Workplace Challenges for NPs and Professional Responsibility Complaints
Téléchargement du document :
Difficultés en milieu de travail pour les infirmières praticiennes et plaintes sur la responsabilité professionnelle


Hospital Contract Interpretation Teleconnects

Four teleconnects on Hospital Contract Interpretation will be held in 2014. All of these teleconnects will be from 16:30-18:00. Information on the topic of these teleconnects will be emailed to leaders, posted below and found in the Education Calendar in advance of each teleconnect. Due to the confidential nature of these teleconnects, the materials from these sessions will only be posted in the Executive Members’ section of the ONA website.

Contact information for Hospital Contract Interpretation Teleconnects: Phone: 1-800-387-5580 ext 2365 Email: ContractInterpTeleconnect@ona.org

2014 Hospital Contract Interpretation Teleconnects

Hospital Contract Interpretation Teleconnect 1- March 24, 16:30-18:00: Know Your Rights! Understanding Our Hospital Collective Agreement
Document Download: Please Post Memo: Know Your Rights! Understanding Our Hospital Collective Agreement
Téléchargement du document : Prière d’afficher: Connaissez vos droits! Comprendre la convention collective avec les hôpitaux

Hospital Contract Interpretation Teleconnect 2- May 26, 16:30-18:00
Hospital Contract Interpretation Teleconnect 3- September 9, 16:30-18:00
Hospital Contract Interpretation Teleconnect 4- November 4, 16:30-18:00

Topics and target audiences will be announced soon.


Long-term Care Sector Teleconnects 

Three teleconnects will be held in 2014 for the Long-term Care sector. All of these teleconnects will be from 16:30 – 18:00. Information on the topic of each teleconnect and how to register will be emailed to leaders, posted below and can be found in the Education Calendar in advance of each teleconnect. Materials from these sessions will be either posted below or posted in the Executive Members’ section of the ONA website if they’re confidential in nature.

Contact information for LTC Sector Teleconnects: Phone: 1-800-387-5580 ext 2365 Email: LTCTeleconnects@ona.org

2014 Long-term Care Teleconnects

Long-term Care Teleconnect 1- January 23, 16:30-18:00
Document Download: Please Post Memo: Long-Term Care Update
Téléchargement du document : 
Prière d’afficher: Mise à jour sur les soins de longue durée

Long-term Care Teleconnect 2- April 15, 16:30-18:00
Document Download: Please Post Memo: Long-Term Care Update
Téléchargement du document : 
Prière d’afficher: Mise à jour sur les soins de longue durée

Long-term Care Teleconnect 3- June 17, 16:30-18:00
Long-term Care Teleconnect 4- October 9, 16:30-18:00

Topics and target audiences will be announced soon.

Supporting documents for past long-term care teleconnects are found on the executive members' section (login required).


Treasurers Teleconnects

Four teleconnects geared toward Treasurers will be held in 2014. Each topic will be offered at a different time on 3 different days. Information on the topic of these teleconnects will be emailed to Treasurers, posted below and found in the Education Calendar in advance of each teleconnect. Materials from these sessions will be either posted below or posted in the Executive Members’ section of the ONA website if they’re confidential in nature.

2014 Treasurers Teleconnects

Treasurers Teleconnect 1- March 3, 10:00-11:30; March 5, 19:00-20:30; March 6, 14:00-15:30
Topic: Closing your 2013 Books: Final Stages of the Audit & The New Sage 50 Comparative Income Statement

Treasurers Teleconnect 2- June 23, 10:00-11:30; June 25, 19:00-20:30; June 26, 14:00-15:30
Treasurers Teleconnect 3- Sept 8, 10:00-11:30; Sept 10, 19:00-20:30; Sept 11, 14:00-15:30
Treasurers Teleconnect 4- Dec 1, 19:00-20:30; Dec 2, 14:00-15:30; Dec 3, 10:00-11:30

Topics will be announced soon. Target audiences are treasurers and supporting bookkeepers. 

2013 Treasurers Teleconnects

ONA’s very first Treasurers Teleconnect was held on October 29 and 30, 2013. The topic was “Closing Your 2013 Books: Preparing for a Successful Year End Audit”. Please log-in to the Executive Members’ section of the ONA website to obtain the documents utilized in this session. Click here to view the Please Post Memo.

For more information and to register for Treasurers Teleconnects, please email TRTeleconnects@ona.org.


 Health and Safety Teleconnects

Information about ONA's Health and Safety Teleconnects can be found on the Health and Safety web page.


Human Rights and Equity Teleconnects

Information about ONA's Human Rights and Equity teleconnects can be found on the HRE web page. Registration information will be circulated by e-mail to leaders and posted on the Human Rights & Equity Teleconnect web page in advance of each teleconnect.

HRE teleconnect email: registerHRE@ona.org


Professional Practice Teleconnects

Information about ONA's Professional Practice teleconnects can be found on the Professional Practice Teleconnect web page. Registration information will be circulated by e-mail to leaders and posted on the Professional Practice Teleconnect web page in advance of each teleconnect.

Professional Practice teleconnect email:  RegisterProfPractice@ona.org

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