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The CFNU is the national voice for nearly 200,000 nurses and student nurses across Canada. We are relentless advocates for the health and safety of our members and the patients that we care for from coast to coast. Join us as we speak up for a stronger health care system and a better workplace for all nurses.
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Be the first to know what’s happening for nurses in Canada and help make sure your voice gets heard. Speak Up is CFNU’s digital outreach tool for empowering nurses and their advocates on important issues that affect Canada’s healthcare system.

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January 17, 2018

“Kicked, punched, spat on, sworn at, or worse”: Canada’s nurses convene union roundtable to tackle the crisis of violence in health care

Media Release OTTAWA, Jan. 17, 2018  — As violence rates in the health care sector continue to escalate, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has convened a two-day roundtable of 17 unions representing health care workers from across the country. “Every day nurses and frontline care providers go to work knowing they may be […]

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December 19, 2017

Participate in the Canadian Nurse Practitioner Study!

Survey now closed.   The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has launched a Nurse Practitioner (NP) project aimed at developing recommendations for governments and policy-makers across Canada to improve NP working conditions to better attract and retain NPs, and expand NP positions throughout the health care system. About three million Canadians receive care from an […]

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December 7, 2017

Ontario government announces nurses to be covered under PTSD presumptive legislation

Media Release ONA Celebrates Win for Front-Line Nurses: Government announces nurses to be covered under PTSD presumptive legislation December 6, 2017 The Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA) is celebrating an announcement by the provincial government that nurses will be included in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) legislation. “We are ecstatic that the government has decided to do […]

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