The first Change Day Ontario was a great success! Almost 6000 change pledges were made across the province. You can view all the pledges in the Change Day Gallery. RPNAO was a proud Change Day Ontario partner with Health Quality Ontario (HQO) and Associated Medical Services (AMS) and many other organizations. The RPNAO Board of Directors made one of the very first pledges. Here is the Board's pledge video.
As well, CEO Dianne Martin made a pledge to actively work to reduce the barriers to care experienced by people with mental health and addictions challenges. In this video, Dianne shares several stories to help people understand how stereotypes, judgments and prejudices can make it difficult for people with this challenges to access even the most basic of health care services.
Change Day Ontario’s philosophy is that small changes can amount to big impact and this comes to life through pledges that commit to driving change. The real power of the program is the people behind it. If you participated in Change Day Ontario 2017, thanks and keep up the great work! If you missed it, please stay tuned because Change Day Ontario will be back in 2018.