The CFNU and its provincial Member Organizations are proud to be advocates for nurses on the issues that matter. Your voice counts. Learn about some of our recent campaigns here and find out what you can do to get involved. Together we can continue to fight to protect our strong, publicly funded health care system, advocate for high-quality, safe patient care for everyone in Canada, improve the health, safety and working conditions of nurses, and advocate for other important issues with our allies here at home and abroad.
Learn more about these campaigns below.
Background The CFNU is committed to working with political leaders to implement solutions to end workplace violence faced by nurses. All nurses have the right to work in a safe and respectful workplace free from violence. Unfortunately, physical and verbal abuse targeted at nurses are regular occurrences in health care settings. Surveys of nurses show […]Read More
The CFNU is working hard to ensure nurses are included in all federal PTSD and occupational stress injury legislation and policies. Canadian nurses provide high-quality frontline health care in hospitals and communities across Canada. Unfortunately, nurses, like other frontline workers, are often exposed to workplace trauma causing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or PTSD symptoms. Exposure […]Read More
As Canada’s population ages, the CFNU is working to propose solutions to public home care services, that would improve quality and safety. Home care in Canada is overloaded and lacks important measures to ensure that safe, high-quality care is provided. Clients and caregivers are struggling to deal with long wait times and a patchwork of […]Read More
It is critical that Canada’s life-saving blood system exclusively serves the public interest and not money-makers. After the devastating tainted blood scandal of the 1980s, in which nearly 30,000 Canadians were infected with hepatitis and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Canadian governments promised to never let such a tragedy happen again. A Royal Commission into tainted blood […]Read More