Every day across Ontario, nurses face the threat of violence at work. In hospitals these incidents are called Code White emergencies. A Code White indicates that violence is occurring or imminent and that nurses, healthcare staff, patients, and bystanders are at risk of being harmed. But hospital Code Whites are just the tip of the iceberg.

The painful reality of workplace violence is present wherever nurses provide care - in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and a variety of community settings, including people’s homes. It’s clear that more must be done to make these workplaces safe. Through ONA, Ontario’s nurses are leading the way in the development of concrete measures to reduce workplace violence.
Ontario’s healthcare system is falling short. Years of inadequate funding and cuts have left us with fewer RNs per person than any other province. Every time a Registered Nurse is cut, patients lose a skilled professional and a caring advocate. Since 2015, over 1,500 RN positions have been eliminated in Ontario.

Our patients deserve the best possible care. As nurses we make a pledge to ensure just that.
Every day across Ontario, nurses face the threat of violence at work. In hospitals these incidents are called Code White emergencies. A Code White indicates that violence is occurring or imminent and that nurses, healthcare staff, patients, and bystanders are at risk of being harmed. But hospital Code Whites are just the tip of the iceberg.

The painful reality of workplace violence is present wherever nurses provide care - in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and a variety of community settings, including people’s homes. It’s clear that more must be done to make these workplaces safe. Through ONA, Ontario’s nurses are leading the way in the development of concrete measures to reduce workplace violence.
Ontario’s healthcare system is falling short. Years of inadequate funding and cuts have left us with fewer RNs per person than any other province. Every time a Registered Nurse is cut, patients lose a skilled professional and a caring advocate. Since 2015, over 1,500 RN positions have been eliminated in Ontario.

Our patients deserve the best possible care. As nurses we make a pledge to ensure just that.