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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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January 8, 2021
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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
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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 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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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 16, 2020
Media Release Pharmacare

Canada’s nurses urge patented medicine regulatory body to stand its ground

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is calling on the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board (PMPRB) to move ahead with new regulations and their accompanying guidelines in the face of growing pressure from the pharmaceutical industry and certain industry-funded patient groups. “We are concerned that the PMPRB failed to release their guidelines, yesterday, for regulations […]

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October 5, 2020
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release

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
Coronavirus COVID-19 Media Release

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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