ONA is your union. Use your voice to help shape it!
February 1, 2021
February 1, 2021
Back in 1973 – October 13, to be exact – ONA was founded during an all-day meeting at Toronto’s Westbury Hotel. More than 300 nurses gathered to decide on the name (Ontario Nurses’ Association) and adopt a constitution that continues to help guide ONA today.
How things have changed since then.
ONA has grown its membership by leaps and bounds. We proudly represent and service 68,000 nurses and health-care professionals and 18,000 nursing students. ONA is now Canada’s largest health-care union.
We have a very rich history filled with so many wins and achievements on behalf of our members. And we want and need to continue to be there for all of our members.
As a growing union, we need to ensure that ONA can sustain the growth and support you, as ONA members, as well as prepare for any challenges that lie ahead. In other words, ONA needs a strategic plan, which is a blueprint for our future and the steps we need to get there.
How does a strategic plan impact you, our members? ONA is YOUR union. Your priorities are our priorities. Your future is our future. The better we are able to learn and identify the what, who, and why, as well as how frequently you interact with ONA, the better we will be able to reimagine how ONA can improve to more aptly service and support your union needs.
What you say matters. We have so many priorities right now, but the future of ONA is yours and we cannot move forward without you. Be honest in your survey responses – we are listening and need to hear your constructive feedback.
As a thank you for your participation, we are offering weekly prizes including hot beverages for one year and more. The survey is anonymous, but if you would like to be entered in the draw, you will need to provide your contact information for prizes and further engagement opportunities. The sooner you complete the survey, the more chances you have to win. Good luck!