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April 8, 2021
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In memoriam: Canada’s health workers who have died of COVID-19

Updated on April 8, 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 7, 2021
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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February 9, 2021
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Linda Silas: Vaccination, trust in science and patience is the only way out of this pandemic

The following opinion editorial was published on January 28, 2021, in The Province. Linda Silas: Vaccination, trust in science and patience is the only way out of this pandemic Opinion: Large-scale trials on the efficacy of the vaccines involved tens of thousands of participants with few or no reported serious adverse events. A COVID-free future […]

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January 22, 2021
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CFNU urges Ontario Health Minister that self-isolating essential workers should receive pay

On January 22, 2021, the CFNU wrote to The Hon. Christine Elliott, Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health: Dear Minister Elliott, I am writing to urge you to ensure that all essential workers in Ontario who are required to self-isolate due to an exposure to COVID-19 receive pay during their self-isolation period. The Ontario government provided full […]

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January 18, 2021
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COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement: time to speed up the rollout

COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement: time to speed up the rollout Click here for PDF. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions welcomes Health Canada’s approval of a number of COVID-19 vaccines. The rapid development of a number of different vaccines for COVID-19 within less than a year is a tribute to the ingenuity of the scientific […]

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January 18, 2021
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CFNU's Statement on COVID-19 Vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Statement Time to Speed Up the Rollout The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions welcomes Health Canada’s approval of a number of COVID-19 vaccines. The rapid development of a number of different vaccines for COVID-19 within less than a year is a tribute to the ingenuity of the scientific community working together towards the […]

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