The Ontario Nurses' Association represents members in 10 of the 14 Community Care Access Centres (CCAC) in Ontario. The majority of members are Case Managers and Placement Coordinators. There are a number of bargaining units with other allied workers. Members in this sector have the right to strike if they reach an impasse in bargaining and their employers have the right to lock them out.
Home care providers -- which has 27 Bargaining Units (10 without members) -- include the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON), St. Elizabeth Health Care, St. Joseph's Home Care, Comcare, Para-Med, etc. Nurses provide care in the community, such as visiting clients in their homes, as well as provide shift nursing, foot care clinics, wellness clinics, etc.
Do you think there are enough registered nurses working to care for patients in Ontario?