Listen in on what ONA President Vicki McKenna has to say as the Ontario Nurses’ Association moves forward — together. In ONA’s podcasts, Vicki discusses the latest issues affecting front-line nurses and health-care professionals and how the Union is working to improve the work lives of its members. Click on the player below to listen to complete podcast episodes online. And tell us what you think! Just email forwardtogether@ona.org.

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Latest Episode

Episode 13 | October 15, 2020

In this episode, we speak remotely with ONA President Vicki McKenna about the COVID-19 pandemic, some good news about proper PPE and the challenges facing the province.

Past Episodes

Episode 12 | April 30, 2020

In this episode, we speak remotely with ONA President Vicki McKenna about the COVID-19 pandemic, what ONA is doing for its members and how the pandemic has impacted members and the way they practice.  We also look ahead at what might come next.

Episode 11 | January 22, 2020

In this episode, ONA President Vicki McKenna provides updates on a recent win on workplace violence, changes to the public health sector and what this means, hospital central negotiating and what’s coming up at ONA.

Episode 10 | December 10, 2019

In this episode, Vicki provides a recap of the recent Biennial Convention, as well as some of the highlights of 2019. She also takes a look at what’s coming in 2020 for ONA and its front-line members.

Episode 9 | October 16, 2019

In this episode, Vicki talks about ONA’s recent meeting with Premier Doug Ford and Health Minister Christine Elliott, and gives us a sneak preview of the upcoming Biennial Convention.

Episode 8 | August 8, 2019

In this episode, Vicki talks about the final report and recommendations of the public inquiry into the safety and security of residents of long-term care and next steps, as well as what’s coming in the fall for the Ontario Nurses’ Association.

Episode 7 | April 30, 2019

In this episode, Vicki shares some highlights of the recent Joint Sector Meeting and discusses concerns about proposed health-care reform in Ontario. She also talks about ONA’s strategy for the release of the long-term care inquiry recommendations.

Episode 6 | February 7, 2019

In this episode, Vicki discusses some of the activities on ONA’s agenda for 2019, including participation in the inquiry into long-term care. She also introduces the new health program for nurses, and talks about the recent serious attack on a nurse and how ONA continues to work to ensure safer workplaces for all.

Episode 5 | December 17, 2018

In this episode, Vicki shares some highlights from 2018 and reports on the November PCM, including the Human Rights and Equity Caucus and Education Day. She also talks about what she is looking forward to in 2019.

Episode 4 | September 27, 2018

In this episode, ONA President Vicki McKenna discusses ONA’s strategy for working with the new Progressive Conservative government, the long-term care inquiry now underway and the recent arbitration decision regarding the vaccinate-or-mask policy in Toronto-area hospitals.

Episode 3 | May 17, 2018

In this episode, ONA President Vicki McKenna discusses RN vacancies in Ontario hospitals, and urges ONA members to make an informed choice in Ontario’s upcoming provincial election.

Episode 2 | April 9, 2018

In this episode, ONA President Vicki McKenna discusses the recent Joint Sector Meeting, good and bad news from the Ontario budget, the upcoming Ontario election, and Nursing Week 2018.

Episode 1 | March 1, 2018

In this episode, ONA President Vicki McKenna discusses how ONA is moving forward, together. Vicki updates us about hospital-sector central negotiations, the upcoming March Joint Sector Meeting and her priorities as ONA’s President.