WINDSOR-ESSEX COUNTY, ON, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - More than 80 Nurse Practitioners, Public Health Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses who have been forced to strike are holding a diaper drive this week in an effort to devote some of their time on the picket line to benefit the community.
The nurses will be donating diapers and accepting diaper donations to provide to The Downtown Mission this Friday in their "Time for a Change" diaper drive.
Among the many programs and services the nurses provide in their roles is the Healthy Families program. The Health Unit has cancelled this program during the strike. The nurses believe they can continue to make a difference to community members by providing the much-needed supplies to clients of The Downtown Mission.
The nurses will be collecting the diapers Thursday and Friday while on the picket line at 1005 Ouellette Avenue, outside the Windsor-Essex County Health Unit. All donations are welcome.
ONA is the union representing more than 65,000 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.
What: Diaper Drive
Who: Striking Windsor-Essex County Public Health Nurses
When: Thursday, March 14 from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm; Friday, March 15 from 11:00 am to 3 pm
Where: 1005 Ouellette Ave., Windsor
SOURCE Ontario Nurses' Association