RNAO Updates

November 21 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to my Sunday, November 21 blog. This week we share: (1) nurses gather in Toronto to rally – a recap of the #RepealBill124 rally; (2) an infectious disease doctor explains why we should not hesitate to vaccinate children who are 5 and older; and (3) vaccine injustice: rich countries only shared 14% of COVID-19 vaccine doses promised to poorer nations. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as six RNAO webinars this week!

November 14 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Sunday, November 14 report. This week we share: (1) Join us at the rally to repeal Bill 124 on Sunday, November 14 at noon; (2) Ontario nurses discuss the crisis in the profession during RNAO’s Fall Tour, which builds on (3) RNAO’s just released political action bulletin on Ontario’s RN understaffing crisis: Impact and solution; and (4) nurses celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week and call for scope expansion to improve access for Ontarians. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

November 6 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Saturday, November 6 report. This week we share: (1) Join us at the rally for climate emergency action today, Saturday Nov. 6, at 1:00 pm; (2) Join us at the rally to repeal Bill 124 on Sunday, November 14; (3) RNAO’s disappointment with Premier Ford’s decision not to mandate vaccination for all health-care workers; (4) Ontario’s economic statement signals government’s concerns with nursing human resources; and (5) RNAO’s October media report. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

October 30 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Saturday, October 30 report. Join the Nov. 6 rally for climate emergency action, and the Nov. 14 rally organized by @NurseWithSign to call for the repeal of Bill 124. An update on the federal court ruling on Indigenous child welfare compensation. This week we share articles on: (1) Hospitals ‘bleeding out’ as nursing shortage intensifies; and (2) The Lancet calls for emergency action to limit global temperature increases, restore biodiversity, and protect health. Scroll down for RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

October 24 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Sunday, October 24 report. This week we share: (1) RNAO’s deep disappointment with the Ontario government’s reopening plan; (2) misinformation as an urgent threat that prolongs the pandemic and puts people at risk; and (3) what we can do about the vaccine misinformation problem in social media. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

October 17 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Sunday, October 17 report. The first item today is (1) a renewed call to #RepealBill124 and address the human resources crisis in nursing. The remaining of today’s report focuses on (2) a crucial moment for global public health – the November climate conference in Glasgow, Scotland; (3) climate change as the new public health emergency; and (4) a statement from health organizations around the world – urgent climate action is necessary to protect people’s health. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

October 10 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Sunday, October 10 report. Today we share: (1) Our best wishes for Thanksgiving; (2) a renewed urgent call to sign the Action Alert to our prime minister to stop the federal government’s court battle with First Nations children; (3) a media release calling for mandatory vaccination for all health-care and education workers and for safe zones to protect patients, students and workers; (4) an article on the inherent racism of the anti-vaxx movement; and (5) RNAO launches new, evidence-based online implementation toolkit to lead change in partnership with Healthcare Excellence Canada. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

October 3 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Sunday, October 3 report. Today we share: (1) RNAO celebrates the ruling on compensation for First Nation children and issues an action alert urging the federal government to stop fighting them in court; (2) RNAO commends the move to mandate vaccination for long-term care staff and asks for more; (3) the spring/summer issue of RNJ is here; (4) RNAO’s media report for September 2021; and (5) an invitation to join us this coming Tuesday – from anywhere in the world – for the launch of the Leading Change Toolkit which will revolutionize the way you lead change. In addition, scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

September 25 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Saturday, September 25 report during this twentieth month of COVID-19 in Ontario. Today we share: (1) an announcement about the launch of RNAO’s Leading Change Toolkit; and (2) RNAO’s response to the easing of capacity limits in indoor settings. The remaining of this week’s Blog focuses on the threat of far-right extremism. This includes: (3) our call to recognize far-right extremism as a serious health threat; (4) an article on how the anti-vax movement is being radicalized by far-right political extremism in Canada; and (5) an article on how anti-vaxxers, conspiracy theorists, and the far-right are coming together over COVID internationally. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

September 19 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Sunday, September 19 report during this twentieth month of COVID-19 in Ontario. In this update we focus on the federal election and on school reopening. We share: (1) RNAO’s media release on the federal elections, and (2) an article on how Spain managed to maintain their schools open during the whole 20-21 school year, and the lessons for us in Ontario and elsewhere in Canada. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.