As highly regulated, public-sector unionized front-line health-care providers, registered nurses are impacted by an enormous variety of news events, legislative and policy changes.
From outbreaks of infectious diseases to provincial and federal budgets, RNs are affected. ONA’s highly professional, highly educated front-line registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses and health-care professionals are engaged and knowledgeable about all the latest news and policy developments that impact the care they can provide for their patients.
ONA’s Media Room is your one-stop shop to access news, images, and FAQs. Media releases are available on our website and distributed via Canada Newswire.
As their union, ONA speaks on behalf of Ontario’s front-line nurses and health-care professionals. If you need a front-line health-care perspective on what’s making news, our professional and responsive media relations staff can assist.
Charged with the role of patient advocacy, nurses know and are obliged to speak out about the impact of many news developments and policy decisions. Front-line nurses speak out on an array of issues.
Speak to an Expert
The Ontario Nurses’ Association has many experts who are knowledgeable and can discuss a wide range of issues including:
- Patient Safety
- Labour relations
- Occupational health and safety
- Nursing in Ontario
- Health policy and economics
- Infection prevention and control
- Human rights and equity issues
- Political action; and
- Much more.
ONA Fast Facts
68,000 – ONA members
18,000 – Nursing student affiliate members
63 – Number of ONA Locals
500+ – Number of ONA Bargaining Unit Presidents
ONA represents members in the following workplaces:
- Nursing Homes.
- Homes for the Aged.
- Public Health.
- Home and Community Care Support Services.
- Home Care.
- Family Health Teams.
- Community Health Centres.
ONA members include:
- Registered nurses.
- Nurse practitioners.
- Registered practical nurses.
- Occupational therapists.
- Radiation therapists.
- Social workers.
- Medical Radiation Technologists.
- And more.