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OMSA Council passes two position papers regarding combatting sexual assault and addressing barriers for students with disabilities

  • Posted on: 3 September 2022
  • By: OMSA Admin

On September 3rd, 2022, OMSA Council unanimously endorsed the following two position papers written by Ontario's medical students:

  1. Reducing barriers in Canadian medical school admissions for students with disabilities (Gerstman, Dini, Wilton)
  2. Combatting Sexual Assault: Addressing Gaps in Medical School Curricula (Healey, Mihilli, Alphonsus, Steckle)

A summary of all previously endorsed position papers can be found here.

OMSA stands with Ontario nurses in the call to repeal Bill 124

  • Posted on: 5 February 2022
  • By: OMSA Admin

Bill 124 is an Ontario legislation that limits wage increases for nurses and actively contributes to the current nursing staffing crisis by exacerbating burnout, decreasing morale, and undervaluing the essential role that nurses play in our healthcare system. In doing so, Bill 124 threatens the quality of healthcare provided to patients across the province, and negatively impacts the training of future medical professionals. The strain Bill 124 has placed on the healthcare system will have adverse effects at all levels of care, for years to come. 

Ontario Medical Students Call to Legislate Paid Sick Leave

  • Posted on: 14 April 2021
  • By: OMSA Admin

58% of workers living in Canada do not have access to paid sick leave. Since labour policy is provincially regulated, paid sick leave legislation differs across the provinces. Currently, paid sick leave is only legislated in Quebec (two days per year), in PEI (one day after five years with the same employer), and for federally-regulated workers (three days per year). In Ontario, where there are no provincially regulated sick days, individual workplace policies dictate access to paid sick leave.

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