An important component to any government relations activity is officially providing a submission to the government on a particular topic or issue.

This gives the government an “on-the-record” account of a particular organization’s response.

ONA submits reports to the provincial government and to committees of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on a range of topics to influence change and create dialogue. From the annual budget cycle to changes to health-care services and practices, ONA provides a front-line nurses’ voice on the issue.

2017

ONA’s Submission on Bill 87 – Protecting Patients Act, 2017 (Schedule 4) to the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly

ONA’s Input on the Standards for Public Health Programs and Services – Is this the Demise of PHNs and the Delivery of Public Health Programs?

ONA’s Input to Minister’s Expert Panel on Public Health

ONA’s Submission on the Ministry of Labour’s “Safe At Work Ontario” Strategy for its 2017/2018 Health Care Sector Plan

2016

ONA’s Submission on Pre-Budget Consultations 2016 to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Submission to the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs on Bill 70 – Building Ontario Up for Everyone Act (Budget Measures), 2016 (Schedule 16 – Occupational Health and Safety Act)

ONA’s Response to Bill 41 – The Patients First Act 2016

ONA’s Response to the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Interim Report

Presentation to the Standing Committee on General Government on Bill 201- The Election Finances Statute Law Amendment Act, 2016

Submission to the Ministry of Labour on Code of Practice and Workplace Violence and Harassment: Understanding the Law Guideline Drafts Consultation

Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights on Bill C-14, An Act to Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in dying)

ONA’s Submission on Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder), 2016 to the Standing Committee on Social Policy

ONA’s Submission on Bill 119, Health Information Protection Act, 2015 to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy

ONA’s Submission on Home and Community Care in Ontario Response to the Minister’s Discussion Paper

ONA’s Submission on the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Safe at Work Policy 2016/17

Supplemental Submissions to the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review Sectoral Bargaining in the Health Care Sector

ONA’s Submission to the Health Professions Regulatory Advisory Council on RN Independent Prescribing

ONA’s Submission to the Standing Committee on Social Policy: On Bill 132, An Act to amend Various Statutes with respect to sexual violence, sexual harassment, domestic violence and related matters

ONA’s Submission to the Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committee

2015

ONA’s Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice Policy: Bill 109, Employment and Labour Statute Law Amendment Act, 2015

ONA’s Submission to the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care on Proposed Amendments to Regulation 965 under the Public Hospitals Act

ONA’s response to amendments under Ontario Regulation 570 to the Health Protection and Amendment Act

Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Labour on the Changing Workplaces Review

Submission to the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health System Accountability and Performance Division Implementation Branch on Consultation on Proposed Amendments to Regulation 386/99 under the Home Care and Community Services Act, 1994 relating to the Provision of Community Services Proposal Number: 15-HLT014

Submission by the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) to the Ontario Health and Long-Term Care Minister’s Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Patients

Submission to the Ontario Roundtable on Violence Against Women and the Select Committee on Sexual Harassment and Violence

Submission to the Ministry of Labour to Review Prevention Programs in Ontario