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November 30, 2021
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Follow-Up Request for Meeting on Health Care Priorities

The following is a letter sent to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on November 24, 2021, as a follow-up to a previous letter, sent September 21, 2021. November 24, 2021 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P. Prime Minister of Canada Subject: Follow-Up Request for Meeting on Health Care Priorities Dear Prime Minister: The Canadian Federation […]

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January 14, 2021
COVID-19 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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June 16, 2020
Media Release Mental Health Occupational Health & 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
COVID-19 Mental Health

Supporting your mental health

Between the pandemic and a dire staffing shortage, health care workers are under immense pressure. Over the last few years, the nature of our work has changed dramatically. Many of us are worried about keeping ourselves, our families and our patients safe. Needless to say, it’s understandable if our levels of stress, anxiety and exhaustion […]

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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
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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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April 4, 2016
Mental Health

Nurses Shut Out from PTSD Legislation: Ontario Nurses' Association calls for front-line RNs to be added

TORONTO, April 4, 2016 – Front-line registered nurses (RNs) are outraged that the province has excluded them from coverage under Bill 163, Supporting Ontario’s First Responders Act (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, 2016), says the Ontario Nurses’ Association (ONA). ONA is calling for the immediate inclusion of all nurses. “In the course of our working lives, our […]

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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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