Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

The Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario is the professional association representing registered nurses, nurse practitioners and nursing students in Ontario. Since 1925, RNAO has advocated for healthy public policy, promoted excellence in nursing practice, increased nurses’ contribution to shaping the health-care system, and influenced decisions that affect nurses and the public they serve. 

 

For more information about RNAO, visit our website at www.RNAO.ca. You can also check out our Facebook page at www.RNAO.ca/facebook and follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RNAO.

To arrange an interview with a nurse, please contact:

Marion Zych

Director of Communications, RNAO

647-406-5605 (cell)

mzych@RNAO.ca

Industries:
Labour/Trade Unions|Healthcare Facility
Contact Information:
Marion Zych 
Director of Communications, RNAO
Tel: 647-406-5605 
mzych@RNAO.ca

Victoria Alarcon
Editorial Assistant 
Tel: 416-408-5610 
Fax: 416-599-1926 
valarcon@rnao.ca 

Jonathan Sher 
Senior Communications Officer & Writer 
416-408-5606 
jsher@RNAO.ca 

Latest

Sep 12, 2019, 11:26 ET A platform for a healthy Canada: RNAO's call to action for the 2019 federal election

TORONTO, Sept. 12, 2019 /CNW/ - Ontario nurses want all candidates running in the federal election to know that health and health care are central to Canadians. The Registered Nurses' Association of...


Aug 20, 2019, 15:42 ET Dynamic partnership between North Western Toronto Ontario Health Team and RNAO's BPSO program will optimize patient outcomes through the use of evidence and robust staff engagement

TORONTO, Aug. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - A partnership between the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO)'s BPSO program and a group of health organizations known as the North Western Toronto Ontario ...


Jul 31, 2019, 13:11 ET A public inquiry called by RNAO delivers recommendations that can improve safety and care for nursing home residents

TORONTO, July 31, 2019 /CNW/ - A public inquiry called for by RNAO to honour the lives lost, and address the horrific killings by former nurse Elizabeth Wettlaufer, nearly all of them residents in...


Jul 16, 2019, 11:26 ET Protect nurses from violence so they can best care for patients

TORONTO, July 16, 2019 /CNW/ - More than two-thirds of health workers are victims of assault so we must protect them against violence. RNAO today is releasing Preventing Violence, Harassment and...


Jun 27, 2019, 13:44 ET Media advisory: Patients will be hurt if Ford government erases safeguards

TORONTO, June 27, 2019 /CNW/ - Ontarians who have endured a decade of eroding health care will face even graver threats if their government erases rules that protect the safety of patients. Until...


Jun 13, 2019, 12:14 ET Nurses praise report calling for national pharmacare program

TORONTO, June 13, 2019 /CNW/ - A report calling for a universal, single-payer national pharmacare plan is being lauded by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) as a solution to improve ...


May 03, 2019, 12:55 ET Media advisory: MPPs to joins nurses on the frontlines across Ontario

TORONTO, May 3, 2019 /CNW/ - With the provincial government making sweeping reforms to the health system, politicians from all parties will join registered nurses (RN) and nurse practitioners (NP) on ...


May 01, 2019, 12:29 ET Ontario Best Practice Spotlight Organizations highlight commitment to evidenced-based patient care at series of Nursing Week celebrations

TORONTO, May 1, 2019 /CNW/ - The knowledge nurses use in their everyday practice will be proudly on display at media events taking place during National Nursing Week (May 6-12). Registered nurses,...


Apr 11, 2019, 18:06 ET RNAO welcomes key health investments, says RNs and NPs needed to end hallway health care

TORONTO, April 11, 2019 /CNW/ - The investments in health care outlined in Thursday's provincial budget provide a compass for RNs, NPs and other key health providers to help the government steer the...


Apr 08, 2019, 11:29 ET Nurses to discuss health system transformation at RNAO's 94th Annual General Meeting

TORONTO, April 8, 2019 /CNW/ - With the provincial government moving quickly to transform the health system, more than 600 registered nurses (RN), nurse practitioners (NP), and nursing students will...


Apr 02, 2019, 18:38 ET Nurses call to halt plans to stop funding critical opioid treatment sites

TORONTO, April 2, 2019 /CNW/ - With so many lives swept up in an opioid epidemic that is killing thousands of Canadians, the Ontario government must continue to fund critical treatment sites that...


Mar 13, 2019, 15:47 ET RNAO celebrates journalists for tackling issues that are important to Ontarians

TORONTO, March 13, 2019 /CNW/ - Journalists who investigated efforts to combat opioids and support health- care needs in remote and Indigenous communities are among those honoured by the Registered...


Mar 07, 2019, 11:40 ET Canadians need equitable and universal access to pharmacare

TORONTO, March 7, 2019 /CNW/ - When one million Canadians must choose between taking a needed medication or going without heat or food, the federal government must create a single payer system that...


Mar 06, 2019, 13:56 ET Nursing leader to speak about the future of nursing in Kingston

TORONTO, March 6, 2019 /CNW/ - With Ontario's health system set to undergo significant reform, a top provincial nursing leader will address members of the profession and nursing students this week in ...


Feb 26, 2019, 19:15 ET Nurses welcome health system reform and urge the government to ensure RNs and NPs play key role

TORONTO, Feb. 26, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario government's blueprint to transform the health system to be responsive to patients is being welcomed by members of the Registered Nurses' Association of...


Feb 20, 2019, 11:46 ET Nurses press to end hallway health care during visit to Queen's Park

TORONTO, Feb. 20, 2019 /CNW/ - The Ontario government has set its sights on streamlining and improving health care and the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) has created a road map to...


Feb 01, 2019, 17:24 ET A road map to make Ontario health care more effective and efficient

TORONTO, Feb. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada's and Ontario's universal, publicly funded health system is the envy for many in the world. Yet, we can and must do better. Indeed, every day in Ontario, patients ...


Jan 02, 2019, 10:30 ET /R E P E A T -- Ontario journalists can now submit stories for RNAO's Media Awards/

TORONTO, Jan. 2, 2019 /CNW/ - In an era in which the media is too often criticized and even threatened for seeking truth, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) will highlight the...


Dec 27, 2018, 10:30 ET Ontario journalists can now submit stories for RNAO's Media Awards

TORONTO, Dec. 27, 2018 /CNW/ - In an era in which the media is too often criticized and even threatened for seeking truth, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) will highlight the...


Dec 21, 2018, 10:34 ET Nurses welcome jury's recommendations in Brad Chapman coroner's inquest

TORONTO, Dec. 21, 2018 /CNW/ - Governments in Ontario and Toronto should do more to help those experiencing homelessness and struggling with addiction if others are to avoid the tragic circumstances...


Nov 26, 2018, 07:13 ET Nurses welcome decision to grant RNAO status as a party in the Brad Chapman inquest

TORONTO, Nov. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - The tragic circumstances surrounding the death of Brad Chapman will be examined in a Toronto courtroom at a coroner's inquest, beginning today. Mr. Chapman was 43 years ...


Nov 20, 2018, 14:40 ET CIHI report indicates Ontario spends less than necessary to benefit its people

TORONTO, Nov. 20, 2018 /CNW/ - When it comes to spending on health and health care, Ontario falls short of what's needed to meet people's care needs. That's the view of the Registered Nurses'...


Nov 02, 2018, 13:17 ET Top nursing leader to be inducted into American Academy of Nursing

TORONTO, Nov. 2, 2018 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is leaving a lasting impression with nurses around the world as one of its top nursing leaders is being inducted...


Oct 22, 2018, 13:39 ET Province's support of supervised injection services and overdose prevention services welcomed by RNAO

TORONTO, Oct. 22, 2018 /CNW/ - News that the province will allow sites offering supervised injection services (SIS) and overdose prevention services (OPS) to continue operating and expand is being...


Oct 11, 2018, 11:30 ET Perinatal depression: RNAO best practice guideline recommends routine screening

TORONTO, Oct. 11, 2018 /CNW/ - New evidence-based recommendations from the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) will provide nurses and other health providers with the necessary tools to...