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The CFNU and its provincial Member Organizations are passionate advocates for nurses and the public on issues that matter. We need your voice in the fight for safe and healthy work, strong high-quality public services and a healthy equitable future for everyone. Learn more about our current priorities below and take action for change.

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Mental Health at Work

Mental Health at Work

Nurses are constantly exposed to traumatic events and punishing workloads, leaving them with disturbing rates of burn out, depression and suicidal behavior. We need better supports for workers and action to fix chronic issues that make health care unsafe for everyone.

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Long-Term Care

Long-Term Care

Canada’s long-term care is in crisis. Frontline health care workers have been sounding the alarm on conditions for years, but governments have failed to take responsibility and act. Vulnerable nursing home residents, and the workers who care for them, are suffering. They deserve better.

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Pandemic Protections

Pandemic Protections

Health workers are on the front lines fighting infectious illness; they deserve to be kept safe. Yet Canada has repeatedly failed to learn the lessons of SARS and protect against potential airborne transmission of new pathogens. Canada must enshrine the precautionary principle and make sure workers are better protected. Safety is not negotiable.

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Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence

No one should go to work expecting to face violence, yet that’s exactly what many health workers do every day. Cutbacks and short staffing only make things worse for everyone. It’s time to stop workplace violence – it’s not part of the job.

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Pharmacare

Pharmacare

Every day, someone in Canada dies because they can’t afford medication. Drug samples and emergency room visits aren’t a solution – we need universal pharmacare now.

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