Raising your Profile

Because you work in a lab out of sight, the life-saving importance of what you do can be a hidden. The MLPAO raises your profile within provincial government, within your hospital, and within your communities.


As Medical Laboratory professionals continue to fight COVID-19 as front-line healthcare workers, the MLPAO has been speaking with local, provincial, and national media sources about turnaround times, COVID-19 testing processes, and the hidden heroes working hard in labs across the province.  

Check out some of our coverage below.

September 23, 2020 - CTV Ottawa

Increasing Testing Capacity"

June 20, 2020 - CP24

"COVID-19 Testing is Putting a Strain on Labs"

May 30, 2020 - CP24

"Low morale for Lab Professionals after not being included in TPP initiatives"

May 21, 2020 - CTV National

"Provinces Struggle to Meet Testing Targets"

May 16, 2020 - CP24

"Lab Workers Say Morale Is Low Because They Don't Get Pandemic Pay"

May 5, 2020 - CTV Ottawa

"Lab technicians ask Premier to be included in 'pandemic pay' for health care workers"

April 24, 2020 - CTV Ottawa

"Ontario ramping up testing"

April 11, 2020 - CP24

"Backlog of 7,000 Lab Tests is Now Cleared"

April 3, 2020 - Global News Kingston

"How lab techs are keeping busy during COVID -19 Crisis"

March 24, 2020 - CTV News London

"Only high-priority patients tested for COVID-19 in London"

September 23, 2020 - CP24

"Pressure is on Ontario Lab Workers to Process COVID-19 Tests Quickly"

June 9, 2020 - CP24

"Survey of Lab Workers Raising Concerns About Burnout"

May 24, 2020 - CP24

"Province Wants to Reach 19,000 Tests Each Day"

May 21, 2020 - CHCH

"Drop in testing"

May 10, 2020 - CTV National

"Ontario records lowest cases in over a month"

April 26, 2020 - CTV National

"Caution Urged on COVID-19 Immunity Passports"

April 15, 2020 - CTV Ottawa

"Ontario's testing backlog doubles in a day"

April 9, 2020 - CTV Ottawa

"Can Ontario do 13,000 COVID-19 tests per day?"

March 31, 2020 - CHCH Hamilton

"Covid-19 Testing"

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March 23, 2020 - CTV News Ottawa

"Ottawa medical labs ramp up testing for COVID-19"

September 23, 2020 - NEWSTALK 1010, Jim Richards Showgram: "COVID-19 Tests."

August 5, 2020 - The Hamilton Spectator, Michelle Hoad: "Here are the reasons COVID-19 testing got off to a rocky start."

July 6, 2020 - The Hamilton Spectator, Aline Letourneau: "Medical lab staff working in the shadows to help defeat COVID-19."

May 15, 2020 - Windsor Star, Dave Battagello: "Frontline lab workers, diagnostic technicians not receiving pandemic top-up pay."

April 2, 2020 - CBC News, Brandie Weilke: "Long waits for COVID-19 test results reveal Canada's shortage of lab workers."


March 28, 2020 - 580 CFRA News Talk Radio Ottawa, Dahlia Kurtz: "Behind-the-Scenes in Canada's Labs Fighting COVID-19"

March 27, 2020 - SXM Canada Talks, Jeff Sammut: "The Importance of Medical Laboratory Professionals During COVID-19"

March 24, 2020 - CTV Kitchener

March 24, 2020 - CTV Ottawa Morning Live: "CHEO Joins Lab Testing for COVID-19"

March 24, 2020 - CTV National: "Challenges of COVID-19 Testing"

March 17, 2020 - CBC News, Brandie Weilke: "What to do if you think you have COVID-19: A guide to each province and territory."

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