As an active member of the Canadian Federation of Nurses’ Unions (CFNU), the Ontario Nurses’ Association supports many federal labour and health-care issues across Canada.

From time to time, members of the Ontario Nurses’ Association take action in support of a health or labour cause.

These actions include showing solidarity with union members who are locked out or on strike, writing letters in support of campaigns initiated by our colleagues, and educating people about an issue.

Here we highlight our support for initiatives in which the CFNU and the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) endorse.


CFNU_ParlBreakShareableON_201702February 22, 2017

On Tuesday February 7, 2017, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) hosted the annual parliamentary breakfast for Senators, Members of Parliament and health care stakeholders from across Canada.

The breakfast was a huge success, and Canada’s nurses were pleased to welcome a full house to the Parliamentary Restaurant, including provincial nurses unions’ presidents and many members of the Standing Committee on Health (HESA).

The CFNU presented research from their latest report titled: Down the Drain: How Canada Has Wasted $62 Billion Health Care Dollars without Pharmacare, where noted economist Hugh Mackenzie calculates the disturbing amount Canada has wasted over the past 10 years by not implementing national pharmacare.

To read Down the Drain: How Canada Has Wasted $62 Billion Health Care Dollars without Pharmacare, click here.

To read the full summary from the Parliamentary Breakfast click here.

October 25, 2016

The Minnesota Nurses Association (MNA) thanks ONA for our support during their recent job action. Nearly 5,000 RNs went on strike for six weeks in September/October and seven days in June over the employer’s plans to “eliminate their affordable health insurance plans as well as their unwillingness to address unsafe staffing and violence against nurses.” The MNA writes, “We will always be grateful to those who helped us during this strike, and pledge to return the favour whenever you need us.”