Discounts and Promotions

As part of the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s vision and commitment to members’ economic and general well-being, we have highlighted various discount offers to our members from outside agencies.

COVID-19 Offers for Health-Care Workers

While ONA is sharing these offers with you, we are not able endorse any offers or goods, services or organizations. Any guarantee is from the provider.

Entertainment

Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO)

Until August 16, 2020, frontline workers can sign up for a free Annual Pass providing access to all exhibitions and collection galleries for one year.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection (MCM

Free parking and access to outdoor grounds is available every day to frontline workers until March 31, 2021.

Niagara Parks Commission (NPC)

Every Thursday, 2-for-1 admission to frontline workers at all Niagara Parks’ attractions, heritage sites and the Falls Incline Railway, as well as 10 per cent off all culinary and retail purchases until September 7, 2020.

Royal Ontario Museum (ROM)

Free general admission to the museum for frontline workers and three guests until August 30, 2020.

Royal Botanical Gardens (RBG)

Free general admission to all essential healthcare and emergency workers, as well as 25 per cent off general admission to their guests. RBG is also offering 14-month memberships for the price of a 12-month membership to all essential health care and emergency workers until September 7, 2020.

 Huronia Historical Parks

Complimentary admission to frontline workers on Fridays until September 6, 2020. General admission as of July 24, 2020 is $5 per person (plus tax); children under 12 are free.

Fort William Historical Park

Free admission opportunities for frontline work ers to the site and the David Thompson Astronomical Observatory on Fridays until September 6, 2020.

Hotels/Accommodations/Resorts

The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel

The Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel has a special offer for all ONA members for the summer. This special rate is at $89.00 plus tax from the Sheraton Centre Toronto until labour day. This rate is  based on availability for leisure travel only and does not apply to business and meetings. ONA members can book using the link below.

Book your corporate rate for Union Members

The Westin Harbour Castle

For anyone considering a weekend (or longer) getaway The Westin Harbour Castle has a number of offers available, including breakfast, complimentary coffee each morning, free parking* (max of one vehicle per booking) and discounts for additional rooms and nights. Valid until September 7th.

For more please click here.

Marriott Hotels – Community Caregiver Rate

Marriott International invites first responders and support staff providing medical, relief, and support services to book designated hotels nationwide as a part of a community caregivers program. This will provide health care and relief professionals, and those supporting them, a place to stay in close proximity to hospitals and government buildings as they aid in COVID-19 response efforts.

A “Community Caregivers Rate” has been established to expedite the booking process for healthcare and relief professionals and support staff. This rate will be available from March 26, 2020 through September 30, 2020 at participating hotels.

Click here for details.

IHG Group of Hotels

The IHG Group of Hotels (Intercontinetal, Holiday Inn and many more) are offering a discount to Ontario Nurses’ Association members and can Book online at ihg.com/heroesrate or call their local IHG Hotel and make a reservation using Corporate ID: 786879740

Silver Hotel Group

These 3 hotels will be a safe and comfortable place to rest if you have to be away from home during the crisis. Click here for more information.

DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener

DoubleTree by Hilton Kitchener is located close to the university, hospitals and government buildings and has a total of 75 rooms. They are offering a special rate of $70-75 plus taxes per room, per evening for ONA members who may need accommodation at this time, for work or self-isolation. Call the hotel directly at 519-893-1211 and reference “Ontario Nurses’ Association” to secure this rate.

Sandman Marriott Group of Hotels

Discount available at the Toronto Airport, Ottawa Airport, Hamilton, Mississauga. To book call 1800-sandman or access the website at sandmanhotels.com and select the location of your choice.

Discount Code: ONA2020

Hilton

The Hilton is offering special rates for healthcare professionals and those answering the call to care during this time of uncertainty and isolation, the Heart of Hilton is here for you.

To learn more about these special rates please click here.

Great Wolf Lodge

Please note that we have received an overwhelming number of submissions for the Great Wolf Lodge.

Entry is now closed and Guest Rooms will be distributed sequentially as per time received.

This process may take a few days as per number of submissions and the number of rooms available.

Travelodge Canada

Travelodge Canada is offering discounts for all of it’s franchises around Canada. Simply click here or call 1-800-578-7878, quoting ID: #1000047376 and you will be offered a discount of 16-20% for that hotels best available rate.

Mental Health/Psychological Services

Starling Minds

Starling Minds has already helped thousands of individuals improve their wellbeing with their digital mental health programs. Now they would like to help you combat the stress, anxiety, and worry related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Free access with no strings attached.

Register now for the free and confidential digital mental health program. Visit: https://info.starlingminds.com/covid19-free-mental-health

The Mental Health Commission of Canada

The Mental Health Commission of Canada is offering free online mental health programs to essential workers struggling with
the emotional and psychological strain of COVID-19.

Focusing on how to recognize the signs and symptoms of mental health problems.

For more information go to https://cmha.ca/news/covid-19-and-mental-health.

PROTECH

Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, RN, PhD, Professor, Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing, Faculty of Community Services is currently leading a COVID-19 rapid response project – PROTECH funded by the government of Canada.

With the intention of providing mental health support to frontline health care providers who have been/are experiencing high stress and potential burnout.

Visit https://projectprotech.ca for more information.

Kid’s Help Phone

In partnership with Crisis Text Line, Kids Help Phone is offering crisis response across Canada, for all ages. In this moment of heightened anxiety, they are always there in any moment of need to support you. Text FRONTLINE to 741741 to access free, confidential 24/7 mental health support in both official languages.

They have also partnered with the Government of Canada and other partners to create a web-based platform for mental health and addictions support services, called Wellness Together Canada. This service is available to adults in Canada for free, 24/7.

They published a number of online tools and clinically-researched resources on our website for supporting the young people in your life during COVID-19. Our confidential, 24/7 phone-based counselling service (1-800-668-6868) and texting service for youth (CONNECT to 686868) are available to young people everywhere.

Canadian Psychological Association

The Canadian Psychological Association has called on all registered psychology practitioners to consider donating some of their time to provide psychological services to front line health care providers who may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed or distressed by being on the front lines of this health crisis.

If you are a front-line health service provider, and would like to contact a psychologist, please refer to the list below. It is a listing of psychologists who have volunteered to provide psychological services to front line health care providers. The listing of psychologists is organized into province and territory as well as languages spoken. It is important that you choose one who is on the list of the province or territory in which you are located. The psychologists on the listing have agreed to return calls for requests for service within 24 hours of their receipt and to provide services at no charge.

https://cpa.ca/corona-virus/psychservices/

The Therapy Centre

The Therapy Centre is offering free COVID-19 workshops to residents in Peel, Toronto, Halton, Hamilton and the Greater Niagara Region, through a secure video-conferencing platform. The virtual group workshops have been created to address the stress, anxiety and depression created by the outbreak of the Covid-19 disease.

The clinicians are open to reduced individual rates on a case by case basis. Go to www.thetherapycentre.ca to sign up for free online workshops.

Lucid: Free Stress reduction app

Lucid is a free stress reduction app available in the Apple mobile app store. In addition, all healthcare & frontline workers additionally receive free premium accounts, to unlock longer sessions and more modes. You can sign up at this link here: https://www.thelucidproject.ca/frontline

Acu4Nurses (Registered Acupuncturists and Registered Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners)

Our volunteer licensed practitioners are here to provide free help. We will conduct video conferencing and guide you through self-acupressure along with breathing exercises and other techniques that might help your emotional well being and relieve stress and anxiety.

If you would like to get support to improve your mental well-being and are a health-care worker impacted by COVID-19 in your workplace, simply fill out this form. To view the Acu4Nurses Facebook page, please click here.

Exercise

Free Restorative Classes with Andrea Peloso

Restorative Yoga facilitates immune strength and lung capacity by facilitating and cultivating deep rest and relaxation. It is deeply relaxing and promotes parasympathetic strength. Come, rest and enjoy this healthy practice. These online classes are being offered free to healthcare workers.

Please get more info at www.andreapeloso.com

The National Ballet of Canada

The National Ballet of Canada is offering a pre-recorded stretching/movement class that health-care workers can use on a break or at home.

To access the 14 minute video, please click here.

Auto/Insurance

Johnson’s Auto Insurance

Updates to Customer Relief Program: Johnson’s have introduced a number of accommodations to provide flexibility to customers, such as waiving NSF fees and deferring payments. In addition they implemented an AUTOmatic Rebate, through which all customers receive a 10% reduction on car insurance premiums for three months. More information can be here.

To learn more about reducing auto insurance premiums, please click here.

Porsche Cars Canada announces extension of Roadside Assistance Program to front-line personnel in Ontario

Roadside Assistance services to include the approximate 235,000 Ontario hospital front-line workers, aimed at benefiting doctors, nurses, and respiratory therapists, until May 31, 2020. The purpose of this program is to assist those who may be experiencing a roadside event, regardless of the brand vehicle they drive.

To qualify, individuals phoning 1-800-PORSCHE are simply required to identify themselves by presenting their Ontario hospital-issued identification between April 15 and May 31, 2020. The services rendered under the Porsche Roadside Assistance Program include the following: towing, battery jump-start, flat tire assistance, and emergency fuel delivery.

Hertz Canada (Car Rental)

Hertz Canada (Car Rental) is offering discounted rates across Canada as well as benefits like reduced loss damage waiver (coverage), free additional drivers, unlimited mileage etc.

Go to www.Hertz.ca and enter offer code 2199786 into the Corporate Discount Code.

Take 5 Oil Change

Take 5 Oil Change is now offering 50% off any oil change to health-care workers around Ontario.

Financial Services

Mortgages for Healthcare Workers

Mortgages for Healthcare Workers is a mortgage brokerage and is here to provide you with the best possible rate and solution. We will do the leg work, because we understand you don’t have the time to do so. Our service is FREE. Please contact www.mortgagesforhealthcareworkers.ca or Sal Iozzo Tel:(416) 402-9939 Email: sal.i@rogers.com.

Greenflow Financial

Greenflow Financial will cover the legal fees on Residential Mortgages (purchases and refinances) funded through their firm. Click here for more information. Contact reza@greenflow.ca or call (416) 712-0006.

 

CPA Ontario helping health-care professionals

As a small token of their appreciation, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) across the province are contributing their professional expertise by preparing front line health-care workers’ 2019 taxes. In keeping with social distancing guidelines, there will be no face-to-face meetings – CPAs will receive all documentation electronically.

This program is available to nurses, paramedics, lab technicians, doctors, cleaners, and other health-care staff on the front line during COVID-19. As they want to help as many front-line workers as they can, the program will cover 2019 tax returns for individuals, spouses and dependent children.

Click here to learn more about the Accounting for Bravery program.

Photography Services

Louise Images

Louise Images is offering photography services at 50% off. The gratitude discount will be applied to all healthcare workers who book a photo session between now and the end of 2020 (for a 2020 or 2021 date). Click here for more information.

Neluka Photography

Neluka Photography is offering a special offer on their photography services for any nurse getting married in 2021.

The special offer is a 50% off discount on their services.  Their service package will cost $1,100 (taxes inclusive).  The offer is to include:

  • Eight hours of continuous photography service
  • Pre-consultation
  • One Photographer, One Assistant
  • Online viewing gallery
  • All high-resolution digital files, downloaded
 To learn more about this special offer and Neluka Photography, visit their website or call 416 738-3374.

Other Services

Big Blanket Co

Big Blanket Co, makers of the biggest, best blankets in the world are offering a discount to health-care and essential service workers in order to provide them with the big, comfy, coziness of these Big Blankets. All health-care, emergency, and essential service workers qualify for $40 off their entire order by using this promo code during checkout: HEALTHCARE40

Note: Prices are in US dollars and free shipping doesn’t apply to purchases from Canada. They can be found here.

Zax’s Originals

Zax’s Originals holistic approach blends the best of medicine with time-honoured natural remedies. Product formulations use proven and effective natural ingredients that soothe, heal and nourish the skin.

Visit www.zaxhealth.com for more information and order online use promo code 4RNs to receive 25% discount.FREE shipping with orders over $45 in Canada

Grocery Hero

Grocery Hero is offering a free service that helps connect front line medical workers with a volunteer grocery shopper in their neighbourhood.

To support medical workers struggling with oversubscribed food delivery services that don’t work for their very fluid schedules, GroceryHero was started four weeks ago. Since then they have matched more than 1,300 medical workers with heroes in their neighbourhood, all across Canada.

Learn more at getgroceryhero.com.

Hotel Discounts

Sheraton Centre Toronto

Our preferred hotel in Toronto is the Sheraton Centre Toronto. A new business and leisure travel agreement with the Sheraton allows all ONA staff and members to utilize maximized reward program benefits and negotiated rates as follows:

January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020 – $229.00

April 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020 – $249.00

December 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 – $229.00

All rates are subject to 13% HST and 4% MAT

The Sheraton Centre Toronto is in a great location in the downtown core with convenient access to shopping, restaurants, parking and the 18 mile underground PATH (which has direct access to Union Station, GO Transit and the UP Express).

Preferred rates are applicable to single or double occupancy and will be confirmed based on the guest room inventory available at the time a reservation is made.

Please use https://www.marriott.com/reservation/rateListMenu.mi to book or call 1-800-325-3535 and reference Corporate Code Z8O (please note the “O” is a capital O, not a zero.) When using the link find the date you require. Select “Find Rates.” Under Special Rates choose Corporate/Promo/Set # and enter code Z8O. Upon check in, you may be asked to provide proof of ONA membership or employment.

Blackout Dates: March 2-3, April 27-28, May 12-13, May 27, June 16-17, June 23, August 18-19, Sept 15, Sept 23 and October 7-9

***PLEASE NOTE: Rooms must be canceled 48 hours prior/in advance.

The Courtyard Marriott Downtown

A new business and leisure travel agreement with the Courtyard allows all ONA staff and members to utilize maximized rewardprogram benefits and negotiated rates as follows:

January 1, 2020 – March 31, 2020 – $209.00

April 1, 2020 – November 30, 2020 – $240.00

December 1, 2020 – December 31, 2020 – $209.00

All rates are subject to 13% HST and 4% MAT

Here is the reservation link you can use to make online reservations at rates specifically negotiated for ONA:
Book your corporate rate for Ontario Nurses’ Association

The hotel has just recently gone through a major renovation and is located in the heart of downtown, just a short walk fromONA head office and has convenient access to shopping, restaurants and parking.

Blackout Dates: March 2-3, April 27-28, Sept 23

***PLEASE NOTE: Rooms must be canceled 48 hours prior/in advance.

Falls Avenue Resort Program

The Ontario Nurses’ Association has arranged a Preferred Partner Program with the Falls Avenue Resorts in Niagara Falls. The program offers many different packages available for your travel needs (both business and personal.) To make reservations, visit www.fallsavenueresort.com/ppp or call 1.888.234.8407 Please contact MeetIntake@ona.org for the Company Code.

***PLEASE NOTE: Rooms must be canceled 48 hours prior/in advance.

Four Points Sheraton, London, Ontario

Preferred rates are applicable to single or double occupancy and will be confirmed based on the guest room inventory available at the time a reservation is made.

Please use the following link to book: www.marriott.com/yxufp

You may also wish/prefer to email: reservations@fourpointslondon.com or call 1-519-681-0600

When using the link find the date you require. Select “Find Rates.” Under Special Rates choose Corporate/Promo/Set # and enter code Z8O (please note the “O” is a capital O, not a zero.)

***PLEASE NOTE: Rooms must be canceled 48 hours prior/in advance.

Delta Ottawa City Centre

The CFNU has negotiated a preferred room rate ($199 for traditional room) at the Delta in Ottawa for 2020. Please ask for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions rate.

***PLEASE NOTE: Rooms must be canceled 48 hours prior/in advance.

VIA Rail

A discount with VIA Rail has been negotiated for Ontario Nurses’ Association members. Take advantage of your corporate discount and bring your friends or family on a journey (maximum of three guests per person.) For more information, visit VIA Rail’s ONA Corporate Fares page.

Choose your destination and benefit from ONA’s corporate discount rate for a weekend getaway or a longer vacation. With VIA Rail, you can explore Canada while enjoying stunning scenery, comfortable reclining seats and the thoughtful service that’s par for the course.

Book online or by phone at 1-888-VIA-Rail. To reserve online, you need to create a profile with VIA Rail and then enter in the discount code of 710609.

Car Rentals

As part of the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s vision and commitment to members’ economic and general well-being, we have highlighted various discount offers to our members from outside agencies. You can also order ONA products for yourself and for your members.

ONA has arranged agreements with the following companies:

  • AVIS Car Rental – AWD Discount # C260653 – (800) 222-2847 or  www.avis.ca
  • Budget Car Rental – Discount # U187646 – (800) 268-8900 or  www.budget.ca
  • Enterprise Car Rental – Corporate Account # LC21041 – (800) 264-6350 or www.enterprise.com
  • National Car Rental – Discount # 3405776 – (888) 826- 6890 or www.nationalcar.ca/

Discounts and Promotions

Discounts and Promotions