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)
[email protected]



Contact Information
Marion Zych
Director of Communications, RNAO
Tel: 647-406-5605
[email protected]

Victoria Alarcon
Editorial Assistant
Tel: 416-408-5610
Fax: 416-599-1926
[email protected]

Latest

Oct 21, 2020, 13:32 ET Providing compassionate nursing care in an age of artificial intelligence

TORONTO, Oct. 21, 2020 /CNW/ - COVID-19 has accelerated access to virtual health care, and people from all walks of life are increasingly expecting their care to include different types of...


Oct 15, 2020, 10:23 ET Compassionate nursing care in an age of artificial intelligence

TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2020 /CNW/ - A new era in health care and in nursing has begun. COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of virtual care. People accessing the health system – whether for themselves or ...


Oct 14, 2020, 19:19 ET A message for Canada's First Ministers: RNAO says national standards in long-term care urgently needed

TORONTO, Oct. 14, 2020 /CNW/ - Re: Urgent: National Long-Term Care Standards Dear Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford, On the eve of your First Ministers' meeting, RNAO is urging you to move...


Oct 09, 2020, 17:33 ET RNAO relieved that Premier Ford engages late, but essential, action to lessen spread of COVID-19

TORONTO, Oct. 9, 2020 /CNW/ - Nurses are relieved to hear Premier Ford is taking important steps to lessen the spread of COVID-19, especially in areas where cases counts are especially high,...


Oct 02, 2020, 09:40 ET RNAO urges stricter measures to combat rapidly rising number of COVID-19 infections

TORONTO, Oct. 2, 2020 /CNW/ - As the number of COVID-19 infections rises rapidly – almost doubling in just over two weeks (from 313 on Sept. 14 to 538 on Oct. 1), Ontario nurses urge Premier Ford's...


Sep 23, 2020, 21:35 ET Nurses say throne speech advances A Just Recovery for All

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - During an unprecedented fight against an insidious virus, nurses say they are being heard by the federal government. Wednesday's Speech from the Throne addresses...


Sep 23, 2020, 12:38 ET RNAO CEO and president available to media after today's Speech from the Throne

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2020 /CNW/ - Representatives of the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) will be available immediately following the federal government's Speech from the Throne today....


Sep 09, 2020, 14:30 ET RNAO joins global movement A Just Recovery for All

TORONTO, Sept. 9, 2020 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) believes there is no recovery from COVID-19 if we leave the most vulnerable persons behind. This is why RNAO is...


Aug 31, 2020, 18:08 ET International Overdose Awareness Day

Statement from RNAO TORONTO, Aug. 31, 2020 /CNW/ - August 31 is International Overdose Awareness Day. As nurses, we must take a moment to share and acknowledge the people in Ontario who die daily...


Aug 27, 2020, 17:05 ET RNAO letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau regarding Speech from the Throne

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2020 /CNW/ - The Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau Prime Minister of Canada Office of the Prime Minister 80 Wellington Street Ottawa, ON K1A 0A2 Delivered by email Dear Prime Minister...


Jul 30, 2020, 20:00 ET LTC staffing study highlights what RNAO has been saying for two decades: Government must immediately mandate hiring to avert second tragedy

TORONTO, July 30, 2020 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) says the long-term care (LTC) staffing study released by the government today highlights deficiencies known for...


Jul 27, 2020, 13:18 ET Thousands join call for the Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee

TORONTO, July 27, 2020 /CNW/ - Close to 6,000 nurses, nursing students, other health professionals and members of the public have joined the call by the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario...


Jul 15, 2020, 11:55 ET RNAO calls on government to immediately reunite families with their loved ones in all long-term care homes in Ontario

TORONTO, July 15, 2020 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) urges the Ontario government to immediately direct all nursing homes in Ontario to reunite residents with their...


Jul 14, 2020, 10:16 ET RNAO launches new social media campaign #Maskathon

TORONTO, July 14, 2020 /CNW/ - As we continue to battle COVID-19 in our communities and around the world, we must all play a part in staying safe and healthy. That's why the Registered Nurses'...


Jun 11, 2020, 19:02 ET RNAO's 95th Annual General Meeting marks an impactful Year of the Nurse amid COVID-19

TORONTO, June 11, 2020 /CNW/ - The efforts and achievements of nurses, many of whom have been working day and night caring for people during the COVID-19 outbreak, will be celebrated during the 95th...


Jun 11, 2020, 09:23 ET RNAO calls for a "Nursing Home Basic Care Guarantee" and provides staffing formula to Minister Fullerton for her July 31 report to legislature

TORONTO, June 11, 2020 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) board of directors calls on the Ontario government to 'walk the talk' and meet its obligation to residents living ...


Jun 05, 2020, 11:51 ET RNAO releases list of 35 reports and recommendations dating back 20 years documenting the government's failings of Ontario long-term care sector

TORONTO, June 5, 2020 /CNW/ - If the Ontario government is serious about fixing the long-term care (LTC) system, it must adopt evidenced-based solutions documented in numerous reports that have...


May 28, 2020, 17:53 ET RNAO Calls for Immediate Action in Response to the Canadian Armed Forces' LTC report with Minister Fullerton's July 31 Report to Legislature

TORONTO, May 28, 2020 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) is calling on the government to take immediate and concrete action to address the long-standing shortfalls in...


May 20, 2020, 17:33 ET RNAO applauds government's announcement of expert commission to address long-standing systemic shortfalls in long-term care post-COVID

TORONTO, May 20, 2020 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) welcomes the Tuesday, May 19 announcement by Dr. Merrilee Fullerton, Minister of Long-Term Care, of an independent...


May 12, 2020, 10:18 ET Pandemic puts health system to the test: Nurses have answers for shortfalls

TORONTO, May 12, 2020 /CNW/ - COVID-19 in Ontario is a tale of two pandemics. One is the management of the spread in the general population and its containment though physical distancing,...


May 11, 2020, 17:49 ET Media Advisory - Recipients of inaugural Nursing Now Ontario Awards honoured for nursing excellence

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - In celebration of the contributions made by nurses to nursing practice, the health of Ontarians and our health-care system, three top provincial nursing organizations...


May 11, 2020, 17:21 ET Recipients of inaugural Nursing Now Ontario Awards honoured for nursing excellence

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - In celebration of the contributions made by nurses to nursing practice, the health of Ontarians and our health-care system, three top provincial nursing organizations...


May 11, 2020, 09:40 ET Pandemic puts health system to the test and nurses have the framework for improvements post-COVID

TORONTO, May 11, 2020 /CNW/ - Health-system transformation in Ontario has been put to the test ahead of schedule with the arrival of COVID-19 and the devastation it has caused. We must take the...


May 08, 2020, 15:46 ET Nurses share their successes and challenges during National Nursing Week

TORONTO, May 8, 2020 /CNW/ - During a time when nurses are working tirelessly and selflessly through the COVID-19 pandemic, the Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) will honour the impact ...


Apr 20, 2020, 15:04 ET RNAO CEO to hold media conference about COVID-19 updated projections

TORONTO, April 20, 2020 /CNW/ - The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario's (RNAO) CEO Dr. Doris Grinspun will be available to comment on the updated COVID-19 infection projections announced...