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June 8, 2021
2021 Convention Media Release

CFNU honours prominent health researcher and nurse leaders from Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia with national Bread and Roses awards

June 8, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – A long-term care researcher and three prominent nursing union leaders have been honoured for their advocacy during the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ 2021 Biennial Convention today. The awards were presented during the CFNU’s virtual convention proceedings this afternoon. They were bestowed on Dr. Pat Armstrong, a prominent health care researcher and […]

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June 7, 2021
2021 Convention Media Release

More than 1,100 nurses from across Canada to join virtual convention of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions

June 7, 2021 (OTTAWA, ON) – Canada’s national union of nurses is set to welcome more than 1,100 nurses and health workers from across the country to its June 8 and 9 convention – making it the largest in the organization’s 40-year history. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is holding the convention virtually for the first […]

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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 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
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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March 11, 2021
COVID-19 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 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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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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February 5, 2021
Long-term care Media Release

CFNU Welcomes NDP’s Care Guarantee

Today, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) welcomes Jagmeet Singh’s announcement of the NDP’s Care Guarantee, applauding the urgency of his party’s response and its commitment to our nation’s seniors. For years, Canada’s nurses have called for governments’ immediate attention to our long-term care system on the brink of collapse due to neglect and […]

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