Vulnerable nursing homes residents are put at risk every day because there are not enough nurses and health-care professionals to provide safe, timely, appropriate care. For-profit corporations like Extendicare are making record profits while their residents and staff face dangerous conditions.

Front-line nurse practitioners, registered nurses, registered practical nurses, personal support workers, and guest attendants are fighting for care not profit. They are negotiating a new contract with their employers that includes staffing ratios and equal wages with hospital nurses. Support nurses and health-care professionals and demand corporations invest in staffing ratios and equal wages so residents get the care they need and deserve. 

Take Action

Tell Extendicare We Need Care Not Profit

ONA members and their allies are sending a clear message to Extendicare, Ontario’s largest for-profit nursing homes corporation, demanding that Extendicare prioritize #CareNotProfit! Lend your voice to this campaign by emailing Michael Guerriere, Extendicare President and CEO, Alan D. Torrie, Chair of the Extendicare Board, and MPP Stan Cho, Ontario Minister of Long-term Care, using the following emailer.

All-Out Information Pickets – April 12

On April 12, ONA members and allies will join all-out information pickets in communities across the province.

These pickets will show our unified voice and commitment to achieving a fair deal for nurses and health-care professionals that prioritizes #CareNotProfit.

Picket information may be subject to change. Please check back regularly for the most up-to-date details!

April 12 Pickets Locations

City Picket Location Time Contact
Brampton Burton Manor (5 Sterritt Drive, Brampton, ON, L6P5P3) 2 – 3 p.m. BurtonManor@ona.org
Brampton Extendicare Brampton (7891 McLaughlin Rd, Brampton, ON L6Y 5H8) 1 – 2 p.m. ExtendBrampton@ona.org
Brockville Sherwood Park (1814 County Road 2 East, Brockville, ON K6V 5T1) – Out front 11:30 – 12:15 p.m. Local067BUP71479@ona.org
Delaware Middlesex Terrace (APANS) (2094 Gideon Drive, Delaware, N0L 1E0.) Picket will be in front of home on Gideon Drive. 11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Local045BUP669@ona.org
Etobicoke Humber Valley Terrace Long-Term Care Home (95 Humber College Blvd., Etobicoke, M9V 5B5.) 2 :15- 3 p.m. local001sec@ona.org
Goderich Southbridge Maitland Manor (290 South St, Goderich, N7A 4G6.) 9 – 10 a.m. Local021BUP649@ona.org
Hamilton Extendicare Hamilton (90 Chedmac Dr, Hamilton, L9C 7W1.) 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. Local050BUP71475@ona.org
Hamilton AgeCare Queen’s Gardens (80 Queen Street North, Hamilton, L8R 3P6.) 1 – 2 p.m. local001@ona.org
Hanover Revera The Village – Hanover (101 10th St, Hanover ON N4N 1M9) 9 – 11 a.m. local004bup100217@ona.org
Kanata OMNI Forest Hill (6501 Campeau Drive, Kanata, K2K 3E9.) 12 – 1 p.m. local074bup100172@ona.org
Kitchener Forest Heights Long-Term Care (50 Westheights Drive, Kitchener, N2N 2A8.) 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. fhltcbup@ona.org
Kitchener Steeves & Rozema Lanark Heights Long Term Care (46 Lanark Crescent, Kitchener, ON, N2N2Z8)*This is a joint picket Steeves & Rozema Lanark Heights Long Term Care and Steeves & Rozema St. Andrew’s Terrace 2 – 3 p.m. LHLTCBUP@ona.org Local139BUP100253@ona.org
Kitchener Trinity Village (2727 Kingsway Dr, Kitchener, ON N2C 1A7) 2:40 – 3:20 p.m. Local055BUP100161@ona.org
London Earls Court Village (1390 Highbury Ave N, London, N5Y 0B6.) 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. local045BUP100192@ona.org
London Extendicare Elmwood (3400 Morgan Ave., London, ON) 1:30 – 2 p.m. local045bup529@ona.org
London Henley Place Long Term Care Home (1961 Cedarhollow Blvd, London, ON N5X 0K2) 4 – 4:45 p.m. local045bup100193@ona.org
London peopleCare Oakcrossing London Long-Term Care (1242 Oakcrossing Road, London, N6H 0G2.) 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. PeopleCareBUP@ona.org
London Schlegel Glendale Crossing (3030 Singleton Ave, London, N6L 0B6.) 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. local045bup100226@ona.org
London Southbridge London (3715 Southbridge Ave, London, N6L 0G3.) 1 – 1:30 p.m. SouthbridgeLondonBUP@ona.org
North York Sienna Harmony Hills, (1800 O’Connor Dr building 1, North York, M4A 1W7.) *This is a joint picket for Sienna Harmony Hills and Sienna Fountainview Care Community. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. local111bup100026@ona.org
Norwood OMNI Pleasant Meadow Manor (99 Alma Street, Norwood, K0L 2V0.) 12 – 3 p.m. pmmbup@ona.org
Oakville Wyndham Manor (281 Reynolds St, Oakville, ON L6J 3L5) 10 – 11:30 p.m. Local238BUP100240@ona.org
Orillia Revera Oak Terrace (291 Mississauga St. W., Orillia ON L3V 3B9) 3 – 3:30 p.m. OakTerrace@ona.org
Owen Sound Revera Summit Place (850 4th St E, Owen Sound ON N4K 6A3) 1 – 3 p.m. Local004BUP860@ona.org
Peterborough Extendicare Peterborough (860 Alexander Court, Peterborough, ON K9J 6B4) *This is a joint picket for Extendicare Peterborough, Lakefield, and Haliburton 11 – 12:30 p.m. extptbobup@ona.org
Peterborough OMNI Riverview (1155 Water Street, Peterborough, K9H 3P8.) *This is a joint picket for OMNI Riverview, Springdale and Streamway Villa 1 – 2:30 p.m. springbup@ona.org
Sarnia Steeves & Rozema Trillium Villa (1221 Michigan Ave, Sarnia, ON N7S 3Y3) 2 – 4 p.m. local019bup854@ona.org
Scarborough Extendicare Scarborough (3830 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough ON M1G 1R6) 2 – 4 p.m. conniehdm1970@gmail.com
Scarborough Sienna Fieldstone Commons Care Community (1000 Ellesmere Rd, Scarborough, M1P 5G2.) 10 – 11 a.m. local111bup100026@ona.org
Scarborough Sienna Midland Gardens Care Community (130 Midland Ave, Scarborough, M1N 4B2.) 1 – 2 p.m. local111bup100026@ona.org
Scarborough Sienna Rockcliffe Care Community (3015 Lawrence Ave E, Scarborough, M1P 2V7.) 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. local006bup765@ona.org
St. Mary’s OMNI Wildwood Care Centre (100 Ann Street, St Mary’s, N4X 1A1.) 1 – 3 p.m. local021bup57198@ona.org
Toronto Norwood Nursing Home (122 Tyndall Ave, Toronto ON M6K 2E2) 2 – 2:30 p.m. tanial@ona.org
Toronto Sienna Harmony Hills, O’Connor (1800 O’Connor Dr building 1, North York, ON M4A 1W7) *This is a joint picket for Sienna Harmony Hills and Sienna Fountainview Care Community 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. local111bup100026@ona.org
Val Caron Elizabeth Centre, Jarlette (2100 Main St., Val Caron, Ontario, P3N 1S7) 11:30 – 3:30 p.m. local013BUP100068@ona.org
Waterloo Parkwood Mennonite Home (726 New Hampshire St, Waterloo ON N2K 4M1) 2 – 3 p.m. PMHBUP@ona.org
Windsor Extendicare Southwood Lakes (1255 North Talbot Road, Windsor, N9G 3A4.) 2 – 5 p.m. irene.aguiar@local8.ona.org

Join the Phone and Email Zap – April 23

Over 3,000 ONA registered nurses, nurse practitioners, registered practical nurses, personal support workers and guest attendants are at bargaining table with for-profit corporate nursing homes. They need your support! Call and email for-profit corporate nursing home employers and MPPs to ask them to put residents first by prioritizing staff-to-resident ratios and equal wages to hospitals.

Show your support by joining the phone and email zap on Tuesday, April 23 from 12-1 p.m. Demand that for-profit nursing home CEOs put their profits towards resident care immediately! Demand that MPPs require them to spend public health-care funding on care.

Together we can change long-term care to prioritize #CareNotProfit.

Register at https://www.ona.org/nh-phonezap to join the Zoom meeting to participate. Bring your cell phone and computer.

Get Involved – Join the Nursing Homes Contract Action Team (NCAT)

Nursing homes bargaining is coming up in April! But bargaining doesn’t just happen at the table. It will also take every one of you in participating nursing homes standing together, showing you are committed to making changes on the issues you care about, to win on your bargaining demands.

If you’re interested in joining the NCAT, to engage with your co-workers and other nursing home members and build a strong team to ensure you win on your bargaining priorities, reach out to your Bargaining Unit President (BUP).

Sticker Up March 20-21!

On March 20 and 21, nurses & health-care professionals in for-profit nursing homes across Ontario wore stickers to send a clear message to the corporations who own the homes, demanding they invest in staffing ratios & wage parity.

Sticker Ups help us show a unified front, start discussions and and build momentum and support in our communities, as we escalate into bigger collective actions like pickets.

Bargaining Basics

Frequently Asked Questions

When is bargaining?

Bargaining between your elected Nursing Homes Provincial Negotiating Team (NHPNT) and the employer representatives will take place April 15-19.

If we are unable to resolve the issues at bargaining, we will attempt to mediate any outstanding issues. Mediation will take place on May 1 and 2.

Should we not settle at mediation, we will proceed to arbitration before Arbitrator John Stout on June 26.

Who is on the Nursing Homes Provincial Negotiating Team (NHPNT)?

Your elected provincial bargaining team is made up of frontline nursing home members from across Ontario.

Learn more about the current team at “Election Results: Nursing Homes Provincial Negotiating Team.”

Where can I view my current contract?

Visit our Find Your Contract page for all the current povincial and local collective agreements.

If you have a question about your current contract, please contact your Bargaining Unit President.

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