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May 3, 2024
National Nursing Week

National Nursing Week message from CFNU President Linda Silas

Your nurses’ unions are raising the bar! Dear members, I know for too many, celebrating Nursing Week feels out of the question. It is hard to celebrate while working doubly hard, pushing your limits and caring for more and more patients without adequate support. Your strength is commendable, but I know you cannot continue to […]

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May 15, 2023
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Op-ed: It’s Nursing Week – but will nurses have time to celebrate?

The following opinion editorial first appeared in National Newswatch on May 8, 2023. It’s Nursing Week – but will nurses have time to celebrate? By Linda Silas Nursing Week is a time to recognize nurses for their dedication and the important role they play in health care. We know people in Canada appreciate nurses, and […]

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May 12, 2022
Media Release National Nursing Week

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions pays tribute to nurses’ perseverance with touching artwork

May 12, 2022 (OTTAWA) – This National Nurses’ Week, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is celebrating the determination and perseverance of nurses who, for more than two years, have been on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a tribute to their herculean efforts, the organization is unveiling a painting it commissioned from Canadian […]

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May 10, 2022
National Nursing Week

Half of our nurses are thinking of quitting: how can we keep them healthy, happy and helping patients?

By Jane Coutts for the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions. What are professionalism, compassion, dedication and personal sacrifice worth? If you’re a registered nurse in Ontario, $5,000. That’s the amount the province’s government has promised nurses if they don’t quit their jobs between March 31 and September 1, 2022. Certainly suggests a lot of nurses […]

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