WeRPN continues to urge government to take action on RPN wages
WeRPN continues to push for the government to take steps to ensure RPNs are fairly compensated for the important work they do.
WeRPN Responds to the 2020 Ontario Budget
The Ontario Government 2020 Budget outlined investments and policies to respond to the ongoing pandemic and support the government’s recovery over the coming months. In response, WeRPN has issued the following statement:
WeRPN Applauds Government Commitment to Increase Direct Care for Long-Term Care Residents to Four Hours per Day
Today, the Ontario Government committed to enhancing the minimum standard of direct care for LTC residents. Read our statement.
WeRPN supports Bill 13- A Time to Care Act
WeRPN is pleased to see members of the Legislative Assembly support improved care for long-term care residents by voting in favour of Bill 13- A Time to Care Act on October 29th.
Op-Ed: Ontario nurses at frontlines of pandemic being left out of wage top-up
WeRPN CEO penned an Op-Ed in the Toronto Sun outlining why RPNs support the temporary wage increase for PSWs but feel feel this policy leaves RPNs behind and discounts the important work they also do.
WeRPN responds to PSW wage enhancement
The government recently announced plans to enhance wages for PSWs across Ontario. We recognize the important & difficult work that our colleagues do and believe they deserve to be compensated fairly. However, this policy has left many RPNs under-supported for the essential role that they have been playing alongside PSWs in the fight against this pandemic.
WeRPN responds to CNO approval of motion to bring forward new regulation on RPN scope of practice
For the past several years, WeRPN has been a strong advocate for modernizing the existing regulatory framework governing RPN scope of practice to deliver improved access to timely care and better reflect current RPN knowledge and experience. Today, we are one step closer to realizing this important goal.
WeRPN statement in response to launch of Independent Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission
The Ministry of Long Term Care announced the launch of an Independent Commission, led by Associate Chief Justice Frank N. Marrocco, Angela Coke and Dr. Jack Kitts to examine how COVID-19 spread within long-term care homes, the impact on residents, staff, and families, and the overall response by the province and other parties to prevent, isolate and contain the virus. In response, WeRPN has issued the following statement.
Military Report Highlights Longstanding Issues with Ontario’s Long Term Care System
The report released by the Canadian Armed Forces regarding the conditions in five Ontario long term care (LTC) facilities calls attention to issues that nurses have been raising alarm about for years. Read our response
WeRPN responds to Ontario Government Commitment to Launch Independent Commission into Long-Term Care
Today the Ontario government announced that it plans to launch an independent commission into Ontario's long-term care system beginning in September. Read our statement from WeRPN CEO Dianne Martin