Front-line nurses overwhelmingly choose Ontario Nurses’ Association

March 13, 2023

TORONTO, ON., March 13, 2023 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA), the union representing more than 68,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals as well as 18,000 nursing student affiliates, is excited to welcome the nurse practitioners, registered nurses and registered practical nurses from four new workplaces across Ontario.

In the month of February alone, ONA organized and welcomed new members from Revera Riverbend Place, Parkwood Mennonite Home, Twin Lakes Terrace and St. Mary’s General Hospital.

“We are honoured and delighted to welcome these nurses to our union and look forward to representing them,” says ONA Interim Provincial President Bernie Robinson, RN. “The nurses approached ONA because of their concerns regarding unsafe staffing and working conditions that they believe impact their ability to provide care to their patients, residents and clients. These nurses understand that ONA has a proven track record of addressing understaffing in the workplace.”

In addition to the many programs and supports that ONA offer its members, ONA also has a Professional Responsibility process in their contracts that provides a process to alert their employers to – and resolve – heavy workload issues.

“Our members’ first priority is patient, resident and client care,” says Robinson. “As the union representing nurses and health care professionals, ONA shares this priority, in addition to ensuring safe working conditions for our members. We look forward to representing our new members at these four facilities.”

ONA is the union representing more than 68,000 registered nurses and health-care professionals, as well as 18,000 nursing student affiliates, providing care in hospitals, long-term care facilities, public health, the community, clinics and industry.


For more information about joining ONA:

Please email or call 1-800-387-5580 and ask to speak with an Organizer. All conversations will be kept confidential.