ONA sends its congratulations to the province’s new Minister of Health and Deputy Premier Sylvia Jones and reappointed Minister of Long-Term Care/Legislative Affairs and Government, Paul Calandra. ONA looks forward to a focus on fixing the province’s severe nursing shortage.
This past Nursing Week, ONA took the unusual step of focusing on advocacy rather than only celebration. We honoured our members and all nurses, while recognizing that change is needed to secure the future of the nursing profession that our public health-care system depends upon. Based on this focus, our Nursing Week theme was Dedicated to Care, Fighting for Change.
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association is expressing disappointment with the political outcome of the 2022 provincial election and is thanking Ontarians who supported nurses and voted for investment in publicly funded and delivered health care.
The Ford government has finally released details regarding the nurse “retention” payment, which is nowhere near what Premier Ford originally informed ONA last month.
The Ontario Nurses’ Association is urging Ontarians to vote for strong public health care and measures to address the nursing crisis on the province’s June 2 general election day.
We join with labour and social justice organizations from across Ontario to recognize Injured Workers’ Day and stand up for those who have been injured or made ill as a result of their work.
June is Seniors’ Month in Ontario. It’s a time to recognize the contributions that seniors have made in communities across the province, while raising awareness of the unique health and social issues they face.
ONA President Cathryn Hoy, RN, says that more than 4,400 residents living in long-term care died due to COVID-19 and tens of thousands more were infected. This cannot be forgotten or ignored when Ontarians cast their vote during this provincial election.
The H&S team is delivering a 75-minute webinar on ONA’s JHSC Toolkit on Thursday, June 23, 2022, 4:30-6:15.