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The federal government’s Bill C-3, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Canada Labour Code, received Royal Assent on December 17, 2021. This means that effective January 16, 2022, individuals convicted of assaulting nurses or other health-care professionals may face stiffer penalties in sentencing.
The days of mischaracterizing violence as part of the job are long over. Violence against our members is a criminal offence, now an aggravating factor during sentencing, and should not be tolerated by employers, police, prosecutors and the courts alike.
Please watch and share our videos and award winning short film to spread the message that violence is not part of our jobs!
Get the word out - health care workers will not accept abuse and violence!


ONA Local 8 has created a webpage dedicated to helping front-line registered nurses and health-care professionals access support if they are suffering from the impact of workplace trauma. ONA Local 8 has partnered with a number of health-care organizations, including the Essex-Windsor Emergency Medical Services, Erie Shores Health Care, Hotel Dieu Healthcare, Windsor Regional Hospital, Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Hiatus House, and the Canadian Mental Health Association to assemble a list of resources which can offer you many options to seek assistance.

Local 8 Nurses Week Education Bursary Winner Announced


Congratulations to our Nurses Week Local 8 Education Bursary winners!!!
Emily Bohdal
Karlee Boersma
Lauryn Stockwell
Melissa Mastroianni