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June 30, 2022
Occupational Health & Safety

hMPXV: What you need to know

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has been monitoring the evolving situation involving monkeypox, and we are working with governments to ensure that health care workers are adequately protected while delivering care. Just recently, the World Health Organization stopped short of labelling monkeypox a global emergency. That said, the WHO has cautioned that the growing […]

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June 29, 2022
COVID-19 Media Release

CFNU releases book about nurses' experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic

June 29, 2022 (OTTAWA) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has published a book which recounts the experiences of more than 25 nurses from across Canada during the COVID-19 pandemic. The book, entitled Nurses’ Voices: Stories of courage and determination in the face of COVID-19 (PDF, 12 MB), provides an inside look at how […]

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June 1, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Frontline nurses: address staffing crisis to stop health system breakdown

Nurses propose innovative solutions to protect patient care and address nursing shortages. June 1, 2022 (NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON) – Canada’s nurses wrapped up a national summit on the staffing crisis facing nurses, with an agreement to push federal and provincial governments to support a series of nurse-developed proposals. These proposals would begin solving the dire staffing shortages now […]

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May 30, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Frontline nurses hold national summit on critical staffing shortages

Linda Silas: Nurses stepped up to support Canada through the pandemic. Now governments must step up to support nurses. May 30, 2022 (NIAGARA, ON) – Representatives of frontline nurses gather this week to work on solutions to the dire health human resource crisis that has been driving nurses out of the profession. The three-day National Summit brings […]

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May 12, 2022
Media Release National Nursing Week

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions pays tribute to nurses’ perseverance with touching artwork

May 12, 2022 (OTTAWA) – This National Nurses’ Week, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is celebrating the determination and perseverance of nurses who, for more than two years, have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a tribute to their herculean efforts, the organization is unveiling a painting it commissioned from Canadian […]

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May 10, 2022
National Nursing Week

Half of our nurses are thinking of quitting: how can we keep them healthy, happy and helping patients?

By Jane Coutts for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. What are professionalism, compassion, dedication and personal sacrifice worth? If you’re a registered nurse in Ontario, $5,000. That’s the amount the province’s government has promised nurses if they don’t quit their jobs between March 31 and September 1, 2022. Certainly suggests a lot of nurses […]

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May 9, 2022
Nurses Week Statement

National Nursing Week message from CFNU President Linda Silas

Invest in nursing and respect nurses’ rights to secure global health Dear members and supporters, Each year, National Nursing Week gives us the opportunity to thank and celebrate Canada’s nurses. You are smart, dedicated, compassionate and courageous professionals facing demanding work at even the best of times. After more than two years of working through […]

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May 4, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nurses Week Nursing Shortage

Nurse Union leaders from across Canada meet with Minister Jean-Yves Duclos

On the agenda: solving the crisis facing our country’s largest workforce OTTAWA—In the days ahead of International Nurses Day, focused on investing in and respecting nurses, leaders from nurses’ unions across the country are coming together to advocate for sustainable solutions to address the nursing shortage. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is hosting […]

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April 28, 2022
Occupational Health & Safety Statement

Canada’s nurses mark National Day of Mourning

Silas says to truly honour workers, we must fight to ensure all workers go home safely at the end of each day. As Canada observes today’s National Day of Mourning for workers killed on the job, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) joins unions across the country in demanding that occupational health and safety […]

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April 7, 2022
Budget 2022 Health Human Resources Media Release

Silas: Budget 2022 fails to take steps to address the nursing crisis

April 7, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – With Canada’s health care system facing a dire crisis due to a shortage of nurses and health professionals, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) was sorely disappointed by a lack of concrete solutions in today’s budget. Linda Silas, president of the CFNU, said that with nurses and patients […]

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