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January 14, 2021
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COVID-19: Specialized Mental Health Support for Health Care Workers

CFNU is inviting you to a FREE webinar by Homewood Health, especially designed for health care workers looking to learn coping strategies to safeguard their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond. As we battle this pandemic, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves, and each other. We hope you’ll join us.  The […]

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December 17, 2020
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President’s year-end message: "Your actions matter"

“Your actions matter – don’t let anyone tell you differently” Dear friends, We are nearing the end of this year, but the challenges that defined it remain. To say things have been hard this year would be an enormous understatement. Our lives have been reshaped. Our actions have carried enormous weight. We have made difficult […]

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December 3, 2020
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Governments must update their guidance for health care workers to recognize - and respond - to the science on COVID-19 transmission

On December 2, the following letter was sent to individual provincial ministers of health by the leaders of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions and the nurses unions of Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta. Dear Minister of Health, Your Urgent Intervention is Required – Governments […]

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November 24, 2020
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Letter to PM Trudeau: The need for universal pharmacare is URGENT

November 24, 2020 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada The Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Health   Dear Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Freeland and Minister Hajdu, Following the September 23 Throne Speech, we once again commend you for your ongoing commitment […]

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November 20, 2020
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Global Nurses United demands World Health Organization strengthen Covid-19 guidance

Global Nurses United (GNU), a federation of the world’s premiere nurse and health care worker unions, including the CFNU, on November 19 sent a letter to the World Health Organization (WHO), demanding that the WHO strengthen its guidance on Covid-19. “Nurses and other health care workers in many countries still do not have the personal […]

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October 28, 2020
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Leading national and international experts call on Canada to protect health workers from COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE October 28, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – In the midst of a second wave of COVID-19 sweeping across the country, a growing number of Canadian and international experts – recognized as leading occupational health and safety experts, aerosol scientists, virologists, chemists, professors and medical doctors – are calling on the federal government to adopt the […]

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October 28, 2020
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Expert consensus statement on pandemic report

The following is a letter of consensus from leading international and Canadian experts endorsing the central recommendations from Mario Possamai’s independent report, A Time of Fear: How Canada failed our health care workers and mismanaged COVID-19. A Letter from the Signatories to Mario Possamai’s Independent Report The severity of the impact of COVID-19 on Canada […]

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October 19, 2020
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Health employers are violating provincial deals by refusing workers PPE, say nurses

Nurses “sick and tired” of employers denying them PPE, violating provincial deals October 19, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As consensus grows that COVID-19 is airborne, some employers across Canada are still refusing to provide health workers the personal protective equipment they need to prevent infection, in violation of provincial deals. This is according to reports received […]

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October 5, 2020
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Investigation: Canada failed health workers and mismanaged COVID-19

MEDIA RELEASE October 5, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – An investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and the safety of the nation’s health care workers has been released. The investigation’s report, A Time of Fear, details Canada’s systemic preventable failure to adequately prepare and urgently respond to the gravest public health emergency in a century. The independent investigation […]

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October 2, 2020
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Investigation into Canada’s management of COVID-19 and health worker safety to be released

MEDIA ADVISORY October 2, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As new COVID-19 cases in Canada soar, an independent investigation into the nation’s performance responding to the pandemic and protecting health workers is set to be released. The investigation’s final report is titled A Time of Fear: How Canada failed our health care workers and mismanaged COVID-19. The report […]

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