Social media channels like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram make casual conversations very easy, and are a part of everyday life for millions including health-care professionals.
Whether you’re looking for information, hoping to exchange ideas or connect with colleagues, there is a social media platform that can work for you. But while these are online tools, you have the same responsibilities there as you do anywhere else.
As a health-care professional, you are evaluated at a higher standard regarding your “communications.” You should feel free to follow and participate in conversations on social media while ensuring you are meeting your professional standard expectations.
We’ve prepared a guide for ONA members who want to connect and join the conversation on social media. “How to Navigate Social Media Effectively: A Best Practices Primer from Your Union” includes tips, tricks and how-to guides for ONA members looking to get the most out of social media.
We’re on Social Media!
The Ontario Nurses’ Association uses social media to keep members and stakeholders informed of:
- ONA news, meetings and events
- Educational opportunities and teleconnects
- Ongoing campaigns
- Discounts and promotions available to ONA members
- Political action and labour activism
- New publications, reports and submissions to government
- and much more!
Find us on your favourite social media channels and follow ONA for the most up-to-date news and information that affects you and your colleagues.
Several members of the ONA Board of Directors are already taking part in the conversation on Twitter. Select a board member below to visit their channel: