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 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
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 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.
As New Modelling Confirms ICU Cases Climbing Toward Devastating Levels, Health Organizations Re-issue Plea for Tougher Government Restrictions and Help from Each Ontarian
Given the alarming projected rise in hospitalizations outlined in today's modelling, and as the holiday season approaches, the association representing Ontario's hospitals and the professional associations representing the province's nurses, physicians and respiratory therapists are re-issuing our joint statement from earlier this week calling for immediate action.
RPNs join health partners in urging Ontarians to have a safe holiday season
As COVID-19 cases reach record highs and the pressure on our health system grows, RPNs and health colleagues are urging Ontarians to do their part and celebrate the holidays safely this year.
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.
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.