RNAO Updates

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.

September 11 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Saturday, September 11 report during this nineteenth month of COVID-19 in Ontario. RNAO condems the acts of harassment against patients and health-care workers by protesters close to hospitals. In this update we focus on the federal elections. We share: (1) a call for nurses, families and friends to vote in the federal election; (2) an article evaluating the climate action plans of the federal parties; and (3) another article evaluating where they stand on a key health issue – gun control. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

September 4 2021 COVID-19 report

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Welcome to our Saturday, September 4 report. Read our call to participate in the federal election. In this update we share: (1) RNAO’s media release in response to protests outside health organizations; (2) RNAO’s media release responding to the announcement of an Ontario vaccination certificate; and (3) our report on RNAO’s media presence during August. Scroll down for policy updates and action alerts, as well as RNAO’s upcoming webinars.

August 28 2021 COVID-19 report

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Dear Colleagues: Welcome to our Saturday, August 28 report during this nineteenth month of COVID-19 in Ontario. Take action on the federal election. In this update we share: (1) advancing mandatory vaccination for health-care and education in Ontario; vaccine certificates coming; (2) addressing the global pandemic by sharing the mRNA vaccine technology with manufacturers in low- and middle-income countries. See also our action alerts and upcoming events.

August 21 2021 COVID-19 report

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Dear Colleagues: Welcome to our Saturday, August 21 report during this nineteenth month of COVID-19 in Ontario. In this update we share: (1) RNAO’s policy platform for the 2021 federal election; (2) RNAO’s media release in response to the Ontario government’s latest announcement; (3) WHO condemns rush by wealthy nations to give Covid vaccine booster; and (4) a call on Canada to back the WHO moratorium on booster shots and to donate vaccines.

August 15 2021 COVID-19 report

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RNAO welcomes the news that the Ontario government will mandate vaccines for hospital, long-term care (LTC) and homecare workers, give booster shots to the vulnerable, and halt further reopening. RNAO calls for further urgent action and urges the premier, minister of health, other cabinet ministers, and Ontario’s chief medical officer of health to move quickly and save lives.