Opinion: Ontario’s registered practical nurses deserve ‘fair compensation’
Read our CEO's opinion piece about why RPNs deserve to be fairly compensated and recognized for the valuable care they provide.
WeRPN is deeply saddened to learn of the tragic death of Ontario RPN
The Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (WeRPN) is extremely saddened to hear the passing of an Ontario Registered Practical Nurse (RPN).
WeRPN welcomes commitments to recruit and retain nurses in long-term care and retirement homes but disappointed by limited direct support for RPNs in 2021 Budget
Today, the Ontario government released its annual Budget, Ontario’s Action Plan: Protecting People’s Health and Our Economy that further builds on the commitments outlined by its COVID-19 Action Plan to Protect, Support and Recover. Read our full statement
Health organizations ask everyone to mark the one-year anniversary of the COVID-19 pandemic with a candlelight vigil
This Thursday marks the one-year anniversary since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. In a display of solidarity, 20 health organizations across the province are asking the public to remember those who have died from the virus by honouring their memory and reflecting on the hope that lies ahead.
Study finds: 71 per cent of Ontario’s registered practical nurses have experienced a breaking point from their job during the pandemic
A new survey reveals alarming mental health toll and financial stresses on registered practical nurses in Ontario, with one third considering leaving this critical frontline profession
WeRPN responds to Ontario nurses participating in DC rally
WeRPN has issued the following statement in response to news that two Ontario nurses travelled to Washington DC to participate in a rally promoting misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.
WeRPN expresses condolences following the tragic death of Ontario RPN
Today, we learned of the tragic death of Ontario RPN, Maureen Ambersley. WeRPN has issued the following statement
Health Care Associations Express Gratitude to Those Working Today to Keep Us All Safe
Today thousands of nurses, doctors, and other health care professionals and staff are working in hospitals and health care settings across Ontario, providing the urgent and life-saving care we all rely on.
Ontario RPNs support urgent action to curb the spread of COVID-19
Ontario Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) support immediate government action to curb the spread of COVID-19 in our communities. We are calling on Ontarians to do their part. With the number of COVID-19 cases growing by the day and the holidays fast approaching, nurses are pleading with Ontarians to stay at home and adhere to public health guidelines to keep everyone’s families, friends and communities safe.
WeRPN applauds Government Investment and Plan for Long-Term Care
Today, the government released further details about their plan to ensure Ontario seniors receive a minimum of four hours of direct care. This ambitious plan includes a historic investment of $1.9B annually to recruit and educate over 27,000 new PSWs, RPNs and RNs to care for LTC residents. In response to today's announcement, WeRPN issued the following statement.