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July 16, 2021
COVID-19

Position statement on COVID-19

Below is a reproduction of the CFNU Position Statement on COVID-19, which was updated and published in PDF form on July 16, 2021.  Please also consult the following position statements: 2021-07-16: COVID-19 Vaccination 2021-07-12: Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada 2020-12-01: Pregnant Health Care Workers Should Not Be Forced […]

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July 16, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement

COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement Click here for PDF. The CFNU encourages nurses, other health care workers and the general public to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and vulnerable patients/residents/clients, as well as to prevent the overextension of all our health care services, including hospital, long-term care, home care and […]

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July 12, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada

CFNU’s statement: Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada Click here for PDF Throughout the pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has called for a precautionary approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19. What this means is: in the event of scientific uncertainty, the CFNU will always err on […]

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June 10, 2021
Manitoba

CFNU applauds Manitoba nurses' resounding strike mandate

June 10, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions was proud to learn earlier today that 98% of Manitoba Nurses Union members voted in favour of a strike mandate. With a unified and unwavering voice, Manitoba nurses have sent their premier a clear message: they won’t back down. “Nurses have been working […]

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June 8, 2021
2021 Convention Media Release

CFNU honours prominent health researcher and nurse leaders from Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia with national Bread and Roses awards

June 8, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – A long-term care researcher and three prominent nursing union leaders have been honoured for their advocacy during the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ 2021 Biennial Convention today. The awards were presented during the CFNU’s virtual convention proceedings this afternoon. They were bestowed on Dr. Pat Armstrong, a prominent health care researcher and […]

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June 7, 2021
2021 Convention Media Release

More than 1,100 nurses from across Canada to join virtual convention of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

June 7, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s national union of nurses is set to welcome more than 1,100 nurses and health workers from across the country to its June 8 and 9 convention – making it the largest in the organization’s 40-year history. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is holding the convention virtually for the first […]

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May 14, 2021
Coronavirus covid COVID-19 Manitoba

Canada’s nurses mourn the death of Winnipeg nurse from COVID-19

Canada’s nurses are mourning the tragic death of one of our own, 26-year-old Kim Kotelo of Winnipeg, Manitoba. On behalf of 200,000 nurses and student nurses across the country, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions extends our deepest condolences to Kim’s loved ones, colleagues and the Manitoba Nurses Union community as they grieve this devastating […]

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May 13, 2021
COVID-19 Occupational Health & Safety

In memoriam: Canada’s health workers who have died of COVID-19

Updated on May 13, 2021 Across the globe, health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic do essential work caring for patients but all too often put themselves at risk of infection. Join the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions in remembering and honouring the lives of all Canada’s health care workers who […]

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May 12, 2021
Blog Long-term care safe patient care Safe Staffing seniors

Silas: It’s Time to Reimagine Aging in Canada

As we mark National Nursing Week amidst an ongoing global pandemic, many across Canada recognize the successes and commemorate the sacrifices nurses made in their tireless work caring for our loved ones, including our most vulnerable seniors. We’ve known for many years that Canada’s population is aging rapidly and that we face significant challenges in […]

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May 10, 2021
Blog CFNU President COVID-19 Nurses Week

National Nursing Week Message from the President

Courageous, resilient, essential: nurses are the voice of a system in crisis Dear members and supporters, It’s an honour for me, every year during National Nursing Week, to thank and celebrate Canada’s nurses. Without a doubt, you are compassionate, courageous, and incredible professionals. Our work is challenging, unrelenting and certainly not for the faint of […]

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