Statement by WeRPN on the Superior Court of Justice’s Decision re. Bill 124
The Superior Court of Justice’s decision to strike down Bill 124 is a milestone victory for RPNs across Ontario. The courts have confirmed what Ontario’s RPNs have known for a long time — that Bill 124 violates the rights of nurses and public sector employees.
With a “Tridemic” of Respiratory Illnesses on the Horizon, WeRPN Urges Ontarians to Maintain Masking
In response to Ontario's "tridemic", WeRPN is urging the province to maintain masking and take every step possible to protect the most vulnerable residents.
The State of Nursing in Ontario: A 2022 Review
WeRPN's new survey finds patient care in Ontario is being critically compromised due to staffing shortages and the standardization of unsafe workloads.
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.