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November 17, 2017 Pharmacare

Powerful video shows loss of life without pharmacare

As part of the national campaign for universal pharmacare, the Canadian Labour Congress has just launched a powerful new video telling the story of Judy Pope, a Cambridge, Ontario woman forced to make an impossible choice: pay for medication that would prolong her life, or keep her family’s finances and home intact. A cancer-fighting medication had kept […]

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November 17, 2017

Huffington Post Blog: Seniors Deserve Far More Than Provinces' Empty Platitudes

Huffington Post Blog – November 15, 2017  By Linda Silas, President of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions On talk shows, in news headlines, and in speaking with seniors, nurses hear the same stories: seniors who need care don’t know where to turn. Most seniors want to “age in place,” maintaining their independence for as long […]

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November 17, 2017

Workplace mental health resources available from the Canadian Labour Congress

A comprehensive set of resources addressing mental health issues in the workplace have been made available by the Canadian Labour Congress. These resources include: How to get help in the workplace Unions and mental health Resources for local officers and stewards Work-related PTSD Bargaining and lobbying for change What you need to know about the […]

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November 13, 2017

Canada’s nurses celebrate National Nurse Practitioner Week by launching a project to expand NP care to meet growing need

MEDIA RELEASE Monday November 13, 2017 (OTTAWA) – In celebration of National Nurse Practitioner (NP) Week taking place from November 12 to 18, Canada’s nurses are launching a retention and recruitment project aimed at developing recommendations to grow the number of Canada’s nearly 5,000 NPs. “NPs are uniquely suited to meet the growing need for […]

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November 2, 2017

Congratulations to the Ontario Nurses’ Association’s new incoming President and First Vice-President!

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions extends a warm welcome to the incoming President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, Vicki McKenna, RN, and First Vice-President, Cathryn Hoy, RN. “I am thrilled to announce that our 65,000 registered nurses and healthcare professionals will be led by Vicki McKenna in her first term as ONA President,” said […]

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October 25, 2017

Nova Scotia government legislates workers compensation benefits for nurses with PTSD

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions applauds the passage of an amendment to Nova Scotia’s Workers’ Compensation Act to include presumptive coverage for nurses and other frontline or emergency response workers who are diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The amendment ensures that nurses and other covered workers no longer have to prove their […]

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October 20, 2017

Canadian nurses echo Canadian Labour Congress’ call for pharmacare

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions President, Linda Silas, proudly joined Hassan Yussuff, President of the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC), in advocating for pharmacare at a meeting of provincial and territorial health ministers on October 20, 2017, in Edmonton. After years of campaigning by nurses’ unions for national, universal pharmacare, Canadian nurses are thrilled to support […]

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October 19, 2017

Groundbreaking national survey of nurses’ perspectives on safe home care unveiled to provincial and territorial health ministers

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday October 19, 2017 (EDMONTON, AB) – Canada’s provincial and territorial health ministers met with the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) over breakfast today to learn the results of one of the first national surveys of nurses’ perspectives on home care and hear nurses’ recommendations for improving care. “Nurses are witnessing first-hand […]

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September 28, 2017

Congratulations Vicki McKenna, new Ontario Nurses' Association President for 2018-2019!

“Earlier this month, ONA First Vice-President Vicki McKenna, RN, was acclaimed as ONA’s new provincial president for the 2018-2019 term,” wrote Linda Haslam-Stroud, ONA’s present President. “I am very confident that Vicki will lead ONA members through all the upcoming challenges with her strength, foresight and determination. There are many issues that lay ahead for […]

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September 28, 2017

CFNU President, Linda Silas, responded to the PBO costing document on the establishment of a national pharmacare program, commissioned by the Commons Health Committee and released today.

Canada’s nurses applaud billions in savings found in PBO report on pharmacare Thursday September 28, 2017 (Ottawa) – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President, Linda Silas, responded to the Parliamentary Budget Office’s (PBO) costing document on the establishment of a national pharmacare program, commissioned by the Commons Health Committee and released today. “Beyond a […]

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