Mental Health

  • http://canadianlabour.ca/news/news-archive/10-things-unions-are-looking-budget-2017
    Tuesday, Mar 21 2017
    After the Trudeau government introduced its first budget last year, Canada’s unions were optimistic, but knew that much more would be needed to really build a fairer and more prosperous Canada. Infrastructure funding, and improvements to EI and the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors emerged as highlights in the 2016 budget. But working Canadians and their families were left waiting for sustained funding for health care and child care, and action on other key campaign commitments. Here are the top...
  • Tuesday, Oct 18 2016
    Tuesday October 18, 2016 (Toronto, ON) – Today, as federal, provincial and territorial health ministers continue to negotiate a new Health Accord, Canada’s nurses call on all governments to focus on what is at stake for Canadians and for the future of health care in this country. “From what we are hearing from the current negotiations, it is being presented as an ‘either-or’ proposition,” said Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President Linda Silas. “Nurses know that the answer is...
  • Tuesday, Mar 22 2016
    March 22, 2016 ( Ottawa ) - Today the federal government released details of the 2016 budget, including reaffirming the election promise to engage with the provincial and territorial governments to renegotiate a new Health Accord. Canada’s nurses welcome this, along with commitments to increase child care benefits, improving immunization coverage, and investments for those who need it most, including seniors, Indigenous Peoples, and veterans. “Over the coming months we expect more movement towards investing in health care as the...
  • Monday, May 4 2015
    The CFNU is one of the proud participants of Partners for Mental Health campaign Not Myself Today .
  • Friday, May 1 2015
    Studies show that violence in the workplace can lead to the development of PTSD, and that as many as 52% of nurses have been physically assaulted while at work. Read Manitoba Nurses Unions report on PTSD.
  • Monday, Jul 22 2013
  • Thursday, May 16 2013
    Rally for Mental Health - 11:30 - 1:30pm, June 5th - Lunch Provided In a joint event with Partners for Mental Health and in support of the Mental Health in the Workplace Initiative, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is holding a lunch hour rally on Wednesday June 5 in Toronto. Meet in the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel lobby - 1 Harbour Square, Toronto, ON M5J 1A6 Speakers will include: Jeff Moat , President of the Partners for Mental Health...
  • Wednesday, Oct 10 2012
    World Mental Health Day 10 October 2012 World Mental Health Day raises public awareness about mental health issues. The day promotes open discussion of mental disorders, and investments in prevention, promotion and treatment services. This year the theme for the day is “Depression: A Global Crisis”. Depression affects more than 350 million people of all ages, in all communities, and is a significant contributor to the global burden of disease. Although there are known effective treatments for depression, access to...

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