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June 16, 2020
Media Release Mental Health Workplace Safety

New study reveals shocking levels of mental illness among Canada’s nurses

Anxious, depressed, suicidal: new study reveals shocking pre-pandemic levels of mental illness among Canada’s nurses June 16, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – A first-of-its-kind study on mental disorders among Canada’s nurses has been released today, revealing widespread and severe symptoms of PTSD, anxiety, depression, burnout and other conditions. The study, Mental Disorder Symptoms Among Nurses in Canada, is […]

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April 24, 2020
Coronavirus covid19 Mental Health

Supporting your mental health during COVID-19

COVID-19 has catapulted us into strange and unprecedented times. Like all Canadians, health care workers have had their way of life turned upside down; we are all learning to adapt to a new way of life. The nature of our work has also changed dramatically. Not only are we on the front lines of this […]

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September 27, 2018
Mental Health Saskatchewan

Youth mental health documentary released by Saskatchewan Union of Nurses

The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses (SUN) has released a compelling short documentary highlighting the importance of breaking stigmas around mental health, letting kids know it’s okay to need and ask for help, and equipping  youth with the coping skills they need to deal with life’s stresses. The documentary, On the frontline of Youth Mental Health, is […]

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May 12, 2017
Mental Health Pharmacare Violence

Proud nurses and union activists in Toronto for 28th Constitutional Convention of the CLC

Over 140 proud nurses and strong union activists from across Canada met in Toronto this week for the Canadian Labour Congress Convention. The theme of the 28th Constitutional Convention of the Canadian Labour Congress was ‘Together for a Fair Future.” View the whole agenda including speaker bios here. On Monday May 8, 2017, the first […]

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March 21, 2017
Mental Health Pharmacare Safe Staffing

10 things unions are looking for in Budget 2017

After the Trudeau government introduced its first budget last year, Canada’s unions were optimistic, but knew that much more would be needed to really build a fairer and more prosperous Canada. Infrastructure funding, and improvements to EI and the Guaranteed Income Supplement for seniors emerged as highlights in the 2016 budget. But working Canadians and […]

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January 27, 2016
Mental Health


January 27 is ‪#‎BellLetsTalk‬ Day. Canada’s Nurses are proud to support #BellLetsTalk. It is time to end the stigma around mental health and encourage meaningful conversations about mental health in Canada. Let’s make a difference together! Link to the article: #BellLetsTalk

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