We are Ontario’s nurses and we represent the front-line experience and knowledge in every health-care sector in the province.
ONA’s strong and collective voice is well-respected and listened to by policy-makers, government, stakeholders and others in health care. Nurses know all too well the many challenges our system faces each and every day.
As patient advocates, ONA members – RNs, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and allied health professionals – stand up and are committed to speaking out about many issues that directly affect our ability to deliver high quality patient/client/resident care.
Our successful and award-winning campaigns underscore the many challenges our members face on the front lines. From not enough RNs within our health-care system to heavy workloads and understaffing, our members support initiatives that improve Ontario’s health-care. Our campaigns aim to increase awareness and advocate for change.
We work with local leaders and bargaining unit members to ensure our campaign messages are told throughout Ontario. We provide support, materials and guidance to our members for maximum uptake.
Nurses Know: Code White and Code Blue – Our provincial campaign that calls for a moratorium on RN cuts and adequate health-care funding in Ontario.
Workplace Violence Prevention – Spreading the word that workplace violence is not part of our jobs! Nursing and health care is dangerous work.