RNAO will celebrate its eighth annual Fall Tour with our CEO, president and immediate past-president from Sept. 12 through Sept. 23. This tour is an opportunity for chapters, regions without a chapter, and interest groups to host visits with their members and the public and discuss thoughts, ideas and questions related to nursing, health and health care.
The tour will also help people learn more about RNAO, including our advocacy over the past year. Collectively, we have much to be proud of, including:
- the release of the Black Nurses Task Force report to address the systemic anti-Black racism and discrimination that exists in the nursing profession
- the release of our report Nursing Through Crisis: A Comparative Perspective, a detailed look at the impact of the pandemic on nurses across the country
- our relentless advocacy to expedite the application process for internationally educated nurses and the launch of our social media campaign: #IENaction
- our continued fight to #RepealBill124 that has already included a rally, countdown and holiday card campaign
We have also launched the In Focus theme pages that recognize specific areas of comprehensive and in-depth work by RNAO and its members related to health equity, health system transformation and leading change. Check our 2021-2022 Annual Report for more details about our work.
Get inspired and re-energized by hosting and attending a Fall Tour! We are offering this year’s tour to chapters, regions without a chapter, and interest groups.
This year, the Fall Tour can be offered in three different ways: completely in person, virtual, or a mix of in person and virtual (hybrid). If you are considering hosting an in-person visit, please include one or more site visits and a meet and greet gathering. If you are considering hosting a virtual visit, please open it to all nurses and members of the public. Local media will be invited to attend Fall Tour visits as well. We recommend gathering a team of at least five members to form your planning committee for the event.
Wherever possible, RNAO would like to highlight the work of Best Practice Spotlight Organizations (BPSO) in your region. Our team can work with you to invite BPSOs or BPSO Ontario Health teams to participate or host a site visit.
We will consider all requests on a first come, first served basis.