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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
Coronavirus covid COVID-19 Media Release

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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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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February 16, 2021
Canadian Labour Congress Media Release Pharmacare

New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare

Media Release New joint campaign calls on feds to take immediate action on pharmacare Health and labour groups aligned in push for universal access to prescription drugs         February 16, 2021 – Ottawa, ON – Heart & Stroke, Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) have teamed up to raise the […]

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January 14, 2021
Coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 Media Release Mental Health Occupational Health & Safety

COVID-19: Specialized Mental Health Support for Health Care Workers

The 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.  […]

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January 8, 2021
Coronavirus covid19 Media Release Occupational Health & Safety

CFNU Welcomes the PHAC’s Updated Infection Protection and Control Guidance for Acute Health Care Settings

January 8, 2021 – Earlier today, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released updated COVID-19 guidance for acute health care settings. This is the first update to the PHAC’s guidance document since April 30, 2020 and since the agency recognized, last November, that the virus can spread through infectious respiratory aerosols suspended in the […]

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December 9, 2020
Media Release

Health workforce needs urgent support, nurses tell Canada’s first ministers

MEDIA RELEASE December 9, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares to gather with provincial and territorial premiers for their First Ministers’ Meeting tomorrow, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is calling for urgent action to address the long-standing staffing crisis in Canada’s health care system, which only appears to be worsening during the pandemic. […]

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November 24, 2020
COVID-19 covid19 Media Release Pharmacare

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 16, 2020
Alberta Media Release

Canada’s Nurses express outrage over Alberta bill to undermine voluntary blood donations

EDMONTON, AB – Nurses in Alberta and across the country are voicing strong opposition to the passage of Bill 204: Voluntary Blood Donation Repeal Act earlier today. The bill, introduced by UCP MLA Tany Yao, repeals the 2017 ban on payment for the collection of blood in Alberta, including plasma. “While its supporters claim Bill […]

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October 28, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release

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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