WeRPN partners with the Ministries of Long-term Care and Health on the Bridging Educational Grant In Nursing (BEGIN) Program.
The BEGIN Program is part of the government’s commitment to recruit nurses to the Long-term Care and Home & Community Care sectors.
WeRPN meets with MPPs to deliver solutions to RPN recruitment and retention
WeRPN's Advocacy in Action efforts with MPPs.
WeRPN Statement on the proposed LTC legislation
WeRPN fully supports government’s decision to repeal and replace the 2007 Ontario Long-term Care Act. After the tragedies that occurred as a consequence of COVID-19, there is a need to restore trust in Ontario’s long-term care sector.
Ontario Expands Career Growth Opportunities for PSWs and Nurses in Long-Term Care
The Ontario government is investing up to $100 million to add an additional 2,000 nurses to the long-term care sector by 2024-25. The government will do this by supporting the training of thousands of personal support workers (PSWs) and nurses who want to advance their careers in long-term care.
Op Ed: The pandemic has taken a heavy toll on our dedicated nurses. To retain them, we need to offer fair compensation
Of late, there has a been a common and recurring theme to my conversation with nurses. Quite a few are seriously considering leaving the profession, and others are feeling burnt out, frustrated and undervalued. It’s understandable given the heartbreak and pressure nurses have faced. COVID-19 was a reality-check for Ontario’s health system, particularly its long-term care (LTC) sector.
WeRPN Statement on Bill 124
WeRPN joins our health care partners in urging the government to exempt health care workers from Bill 124. Read our statement
WeRPN responds to latest extension of PSW wage enhancement
WeRPN is very disappointed that the Ontario government has extended the temporary wage increase for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) without providing additional supports for Registered Practical Nurses (RPN), who work alongside them. While we agree that PSWs should be paid more, the government must also recognize the vital contributions of RPNs with a similar wage increase. Read our statement.
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.