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CFNU's 2021 Biennial Convention

Attention Delegates:

The Convention Hub now appears to be back up, but the server situation remains unstable. As a result, delegates can access all reports and other material on the Convention Hub, but we will continue to ask delegates to watch the meeting proceedings on Facebook.

Watch here: Note that you can watch even if you do not have a Facebook account, but you must be on a desktop or tablet.

As always, voting delegates can vote at:

Thank you for your patience thus far, and for rolling with us as we have responded to this global server outage.

Linda and the CFNU team

Be a part of CFNU’s first fully virtual convention!

If you missed the registration deadline, you can watch the event live on Facebook:

If you are registered, see your email for details before the event. Please check your junk folder if you do not see the email from the CFNU.


Technical support for delegates

To ensure a successful and smooth event, delegates are encouraged to test their technical setup and access in advance of the event. This should include logging onto the Convention Hub, and launching Zoom and Election Buddy (if applicable) from the home tab. You are also encouraged to test your personal technology, such as internet stability, camera and microphone. If you experience any technical difficulties before or during the event, please access the appropriate support, detailed below.

Convention Hub – click your name (upper right corner) and hit “Contact support” in the menu

Election Buddy: visit

Zoom: visit and hit “Contact support” (upper right corner)

General help: email or call 1-800-321-9821


Convention agenda – public

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 – Business Day 1
All times are Eastern Daylight Time.
10:00 am – 10:15 am Call to order
Business items
10:15 am – 10:30 am Greetings from Hassan Yussuff, CLC President
10:30 am – 11:00 am President’s address – Linda Silas, CFNU
11:00 am – 11:45 am CFNU’s NEB discussion
11:45 am – 12:00 pm International Solidarity Fund Committee report
12:00 pm Deadline for emergency resolutions
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Free time for lunch
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm Presentation of the 2020 and 2021 Bread & Roses Awards
1:00 pm – 1:45 pm Panel: Racism and Systemic Discrimination in Canadian Health Care

  • Cynthia Mascoll, RN, Ontario Nurses’ Association
  • Dr. Carrie Bourassa, Canadian Institutes of Health Research
  • Dr. Monika Dutt, Central and Western Health
1:45 pm – 2:15 pm Registered delegates only event
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Adjournment
6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Registered delegates only event:
CFNU 40th anniversary celebration – Totally 80s
(All party-goers encouraged to don 1980s-style costumes)


Wednesday, June 9, 2021 – Business Day 2
All times are Eastern Daylight Time
10:00 am – 10:15 am Call to order
10:15 am – 10:45 am Secretary-Treasurer’s report – Pauline Worsfold, CFNU
10:45 am – 11:15 am Constitution Committee report
11:15 am – 12:00 pm Resolutions Committee report
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Free time for lunch
12:30 pm – 12:45 pm Nominations Committee report
12:45 pm – 1:30 pm Covid-19 Around the World discussion

  • Howard Catton, RN, CEO, International Council of Nurses
  • Deborah Burger, RN, President, National Nurses United
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm New business
2:00 pm – 2:30 pm Registered delegates only event
2:30 pm – 2:45 pm President’s closing speech
2:45 pm Adjournment



Notice of Convention