Join ONA

If you are a registered nurse in an Ontario facility that is not currently unionized, the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) has much to offer you.

We proudly represent registered nurses in all sectors across the province. You want and deserve consistent, fair and reasonable working conditions. You may currently enjoy only a few of the rights and privileges obtained by our members. Why not enjoy them all?

Learn more about organizing your workplace with ONA

Find out what ONA can do for you as a registered nurse. For information on our services and programs and how you can organize your group, talk privately to one of the staff members on ONA’s Recruitment and Retention Team. Your conversations will be held in strict confidence.

For general inquiries about joining ONA, ask for Steven Peters
Phone: 1-800-387-5580
Fax: 1-866-964-8864
E-mail: organizing@ona.org

What can you do?
The most important thing you can do is complete an ONA Membership Card. Print the card, complete it and return as instructed on page 2. You cannot complete the form online.


Welcome to Canada’s largest provincial nurses’ union.

As a registered nurse in renal transplant at St. Joseph’s Healthcare in Hamilton for over 26 years, and now as President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, I am convinced of the vital role that ONA plays in our province’s health-care system – and in supporting front-line professionals.

Since our union was founded in 1973, ONA has made a major contribution to raising nurses’ wages and improving our collective working conditions. Our organization will continue to fight to improve the social, economic and general welfare of RNs and allied health professionals in Ontario, so that we enjoy wages, benefits and working conditions that reflect the tremendous value our members contribute to patient care.

Don’t be afraid to show your support for ONA – and your determination to improve your own working life – by signing a union card. You can download your card right now. You have the right to join the union of your choice. Signing a card is a confidential act and employers are prohibited by law from doing anything to discourage or intimidate you.

Let’s work together to resolve the issues that confront nurses in this province.
I urge you to become part of our democratic organization.

Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN
President

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