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November 24, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release

Nurses and doctors engage Council of the Federation around solutions to Canada’s health crisis

Joint letter from the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Canadian Medical Association and Canadian Nurses Association asks for urgent meeting around health care worker shortages November 24, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) — Following the disappointing results of the recent Health Ministers’ Meeting in Vancouver, a group of Canada’s leading health care organizations is requesting an urgent […]

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November 17, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

New report proposes action to improve patient care and address nursing shortages

Silas: Governments must put politics aside, listen to nurses and act on solutions November 17, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) — Canada’s nurses released a new report today, Sustaining Nursing in Canada, along with their partners the Canadian Health Workforce Network. The report proposes a set of concrete actionable solutions to help meaningfully solve the health care […]

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November 8, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release

Canada’s nurses appalled with lack of progress on health care between federal, provincial and territorial governments

November 8, 2022 (Vancouver, BC) — Canada faces one of the worst health care crises and nursing shortages in its history, hurting patient care in every region of the country. Amid this crisis, Canada’s nurses were hoping to see meaningful collaboration and action by federal, provincial and territorial governments during this week’s Health Ministers’ Meeting in […]

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November 8, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Canada's frontline nurses bring solutions to Canada's Health Ministers

Silas: We need urgent government action on nurse retention, recruitment and return – backed by appropriate funding, firm timelines and real accountability. November 8, 2022 (Vancouver, B.C.) – Nursing leaders from across the country brought concrete solutions to Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial health ministers today, to improve patient care, better support nurses and end […]

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November 4, 2022
Health Human Resources Statement

Silas: Fiscal update – a missed opportunity to address health worker crisis

November 4, 2022 (Ottawa) – Canada’s nurses were disappointed not to see any new measures from the federal government to address critical shortages of nurses and other health workers, as Deputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland announced the Government of Canada’s priorities in the 2022 Fall Economic Statement. “Nurses need to know that the federal government […]

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November 2, 2022
Media Release

Canada’s nurses unions uniting to stand up strongly for frontline nurses

Silas: Nurses united behind solving dire staffing shortages, fixing poor working conditions and making sure quality patient care is there for generations to come November 2, 2022 (VANCOUVER, B.C.) – The British Columbia Nurses’ Union (BCNU) has officially joined the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), Canada’s largest frontline nurses’ organization. “With poor working conditions […]

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November 2, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Canada’s nurses join Health Canada Coalition for Action for Healthcare Workers

Silas: Working together on solutions, we can end the health care staffing crisis November 2, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is working with a newly formed Health Canada Coalition to take meaningful action for health care workers, and address the dire bleed of nurses and other workers from the […]

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October 11, 2022
Federal Budget Health Human Resources Media Release

Canada’s frontline nurses urge feds to put public health care at the centre of their budget plan

Silas: Urgent action needed to protect patient care and stabilize the health staffing crisis October 11, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s frontline nurses are urging the federal government to fund initiatives that will stabilize the health care staffing crisis and protect patient care, action backed by firm timelines and real accountability. “Patients are going without […]

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October 6, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release

Canada’s top nursing union leaders united on urgent need for collaboration on dire nursing shortage

October 5, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s nurses came together for a meeting with Chief Nursing Officer Leigh Chapman and the Canadian Nurses Association CEO Tim Guest to discuss collaborative approaches to tackle the staffing shortage hurting patients and nurses across the country. “From coast to coast to coast, nurses are calling out for support […]

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October 4, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Nurses' unions bring concerns of frontline nurses to the Prime Minister

Silas: Urgent action on health worker shortages needed to better support nurses and protect patient care October 4, 2022 (Ottawa, ON) – Canada’s frontline nurses met with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday to discuss critical actions needed to tackle the dire shortage of nurses and save Canada’s public health care system. “Canadians across the […]

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