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July 16, 2021

Position statement on COVID-19

Below is a reproduction of the CFNU Position Statement on COVID-19, which was updated and published in PDF form on July 16, 2021.  Please also consult the following position statements: 2021-07-16: COVID-19 Vaccination 2021-07-12: Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada 2020-12-01: Pregnant Health Care Workers Should Not Be Forced […]

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July 16, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination

COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement

COVID-19 Vaccination Position Statement Click here for PDF. The CFNU encourages nurses, other health care workers and the general public to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect themselves, their families, their colleagues and vulnerable patients/residents/clients, as well as to prevent the overextension of all our health care services, including hospital, long-term care, home care and […]

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July 12, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination

Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada

CFNU’s statement: Vaccines are not a panacea: public health measures must continue in Canada Click here for PDF Throughout the pandemic, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions has called for a precautionary approach to preventing the spread of COVID-19. What this means is: in the event of scientific uncertainty, the CFNU will always err on […]

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May 14, 2021
Coronavirus covid COVID-19 Manitoba

Canada’s nurses mourn the death of Winnipeg nurse from COVID-19

Canada’s nurses are mourning the tragic death of one of our own, 26-year-old Kim Kotelo of Winnipeg, Manitoba. On behalf of 200,000 nurses and student nurses across the country, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions extends our deepest condolences to Kim’s loved ones, colleagues and the Manitoba Nurses Union community as they grieve this devastating […]

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May 13, 2021
COVID-19 Occupational Health & Safety

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

Updated on May 13, 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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May 10, 2021
Blog CFNU President COVID-19 Nurses Week

National Nursing Week Message from the President

Courageous, resilient, essential: nurses are the voice of a system in crisis Dear members and supporters, It’s an honour for me, every year during National Nursing Week, to thank and celebrate Canada’s nurses. Without a doubt, you are compassionate, courageous, and incredible professionals. Our work is challenging, unrelenting and certainly not for the faint of […]

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May 6, 2021
COVID-19 vaccination

Canada must support the temporary waiver of the TRIPS Agreement

On May 6, 2021, Linda Silas, CFNU president, wrote to Prime Minister Trudeau, Minister Ng and Ambassador de Boer in support of the temporary waiver of the TRIPS agreement. The Right Hon. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada The Hon. Mary Ng, Minister of Small Business, Export Promotion and International Trade Stephen de Boer, Canada’s […]

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April 27, 2021
COVID-19 Media Release

Canada's Nurses: We are reaching a breaking point

April 27, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – On the eve of the National Day of Mourning and as the nation’s health care system teeters on the edge of collapse, Canada’s nurses are sounding the alarm. They are demanding governments take bold concrete steps to counter the third wave of COVID-19, which has left hospitals with little […]

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April 19, 2021
Child Care COVID-19 Federal Budget Long-term care Media Release Pharmacare

Budget 2021 falls short for nurses – from pharmacare to health transfers

April 19, 2021 (Ottawa, ON) – After over two years without a full accounting of federal spending, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) was disappointed by today’s release of Budget 2021. As we continue to grapple with another wave of COVID-19, the CFNU looked to the federal government to continue providing significant investments in […]

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April 7, 2021
Blog COVID-19 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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