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April 16, 2021
Coronavirus covid19 Occupational Health & Safety

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

Updated on April 16, 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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April 12, 2021
Long-term care Media Release Safe Staffing

Canada Needs Better Health Data Infrastructure to support our healthcare heroes

The following media release has been published by the Canadian Health Workforce Network. Canada needs better health data infrastructure to support our healthcare heroes Associations, unions, networks and researchers call on federal government to invest in data infrastructure to better plan for and support the health workforce (Ottawa, ON) — More than 60 researchers, educators, […]

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April 7, 2021
Blog Coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 vaccination

Leading by example: Nurses launch vaccination campaign

The following opinion editorial was published on April 7, 2021, on Healthy Debate. Leading by example: Nurses launch vaccination campaign By Linda Silas Today, Canada’s largest nurses’ organization has taken the unusual step of launching a national campaign encouraging members of the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. COVID-19 cases aren’t just numbers on the […]

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April 7, 2021
Coronavirus covid COVID-19 Media Release vaccination

Canada’s nurses urge public to get COVID-19 vaccine in new campaign

April 7, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s largest nurses’ organization has launched a national campaign encouraging the public to get vaccinated against COVID-19. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has released a public service announcement and website providing information and resources about the distribution, safety and efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines. “Nurses have launched this campaign […]

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April 6, 2021
Blog Coronavirus covid COVID-19 covid19 vaccination

Don’t wait: make a plan to get vaccinated

A few weeks ago, pharmacies in Ontario opened their online registration as part of the province’s Phase Two vaccination effort. It wouldn’t surprise anyone that I signed up my partner, Steve, and me right away. Because Steve is over 60, he quickly got an appointment. When he got there today, the pharmacy’s computer system had […]

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March 30, 2021
Blog Coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 Occupational Health & Safety Safe Staffing

A year into the pandemic, nurses exhausted – and angry

As the anniversary for March 11 anniversary of the World Health Organization declaring COVID-19 a global pandemic has come and gone, nurses across Canada are at their breaking point. We are exhausted, burned out – and angry. Nurses are on the frontlines of the pandemic and our health-care system every day. We see its problems […]

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March 11, 2021
Coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 Media Release Occupational Health & Safety

One year in: The lessons from COVID-19 mustn't fall by the wayside

March 11, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – On the one-year anniversary of the WHO’s pandemic declaration, Canada’s nurses are renewing their call for better pandemic preparedness. As a result of governments not heeding the lessons from the 2003 SARS outbreak, Canada’s health care workers contracted COVID-19 at twice the global average during the first wave. “Canada […]

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March 8, 2021
Blog Women's Rights

Silas: Let's put women at the heart of our recovery

March 8 is International Women’s Day, recognized globally as an opportunity to celebrate women’s achievements. We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has had harsh impacts on women in Canada, and around the world. From our predominantly female nurse workforce on the frontlines to the many women who have given up paid work to care for […]

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March 4, 2021
Blog Canadian Labour Congress

Linda Silas ends CLC bid amidst pandemic’s ongoing impact on health care

“Always on your side” Dear friends, No one can argue that the pandemic has not upended every aspect of our lives, but I hope this letter finds you healthy and strong. Like many, COVID-19 has consumed my life over the past year, and it still remains a pressing concern for people in Canada and around […]

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February 24, 2021
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses frustrated by rejection of national pharmacare bill

MEDIA RELEASE February 24, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) expressed disappointment and frustration at the outcome of today’s vote on Bill C-213, An Act to Enact the Canada Pharmacare Act. Liberal, Conservative and Bloc Members of Parliament rejected the private member’s bill, introduced by New Westminster-Burnaby MP and NDP House Leader, […]

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