Celebrated during Nursing Week, Indigenous Nurses Day highlights the achievements and contributions of Canada’s First Nations, Inuit and Métis nurses.

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TORONTO, May 12, 2021 – The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is appalled that the Ford government and for-profit long-term care homes have appealed a recent decision by the Ontario Court of Appeal and have filed the appeal with the Supreme Court of Canada in an effort to deny pay equity maintenance to long-term care home registered nurses and health-care professionals.

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The Ontario Nurses’ Association, the RNAO and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario will recognize this year’s award recipients during a special ceremony on May 12, 2021 at 2 p.m. (EST).

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The Ontario Nurses’ Association’s (ONA) 68,000 members will mark the start of Nursing Week 2021 today. Normally a time of celebration, this year, Nursing Week falls as nurses continue to fight the pandemic under a cloud of anger and frustration after a series of moves by the Ford government that has left them feeling undervalued and disrespected.

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To tie in with this year’s Nursing Week theme, we developed the hashtag: #StandInMyShoes. We hope that members take to social media to share their stories about what it really means to be a nurse.

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The June 2021 Provincial Coordinators Meeting will be held via Zoom technology on June 15 and 16, 2021 from 0900 hrs to 1600 hrs (EST). Register online today!

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