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September 13, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Silas: Words are not enough. It’s time for governments to act to save our health care system.

September 13, 2022 (St. Andrews, NB) – Canada’s nurses had hoped to see more from the federal government on addressing critical shortages of nurses and other health workers when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared the Government of Canada’s priorities ahead of Parliament’s return next week. “We hoped to hear the federal government recognize and announce […]

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September 9, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Nurses call for immediate federal action to save Canada’s public health care system

Nurses need support, and they need it now. September 9, 2022 (Saint Andrews, N.B.) – As the Liberal caucus gathers to discuss upcoming legislative priorities, a dire nursing shortage is pushing health care services to be reduced or closed in communities across the country, threatening the sustainability of the public health care system Canada holds […]

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July 28, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Nursing Shortage

Nurses rally support among premiers to solve the staffing shortage

Silas: We have the solutions. It’s time to act on it. Nurses’ calls for action to end the dire staffing shortage plaguing Canadian health care were heard loud and clear across the country following a successful meeting between premiers and nurse union leaders. Focused on solutions to the health human resources crisis, the meeting took […]

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July 12, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Prime Minister and Premiers must work together to fix the dire nursing shortage

Silas: We need all hands on deck to protect public health care July 12, 2022 (VICTORIA, B.C.) – Canada’s nurses welcome the premiers’ call for a First Ministers Meeting focused on strengthening health care and alleviating the critical nursing shortage, as announced at today’s closing of the Council of the Federation’s summer gathering. “We are encouraged […]

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July 11, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Canada’s nurses met with premiers at the Council of the Federation on how we can stop a health care disaster

Silas: Governments need to unite around saving public health care. July 11, 2022 (VICTORIA, B.C.) – Nursing leaders from across the country met with premiers at the Council of the Federation to discuss the dire staffing crisis threatening the sustainability of public health care in Canada. “There are solutions to the crisis plaguing our health care […]

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July 10, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Nurses to Premiers: Canada’s health care is on the brink of disaster. Let’s fix the nursing shortage before it’s too late.

Silas: Nurses always step up to support Canada. Now governments must step up to support nurses. July 10, 2022 (VICTORIA, B.C.) – As the Council of the Federation begins critical meetings around the future of our public health care systems, Canada’s nurses are urging all levels of government to come together behind solutions for the most […]

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July 8, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Health care groups call on premiers to make Canada’s collapsing health system their top priority

Ottawa – July 7, 2022 – With health workers across Canada burned out and exhausted, surgical backlogs rampant, primary care access limited and emergency departments facing closures, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA), Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU), Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) and HealthCareCAN are calling on Canada’s premiers to make health care their top […]

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July 6, 2022
COVID-19 Health Human Resources Nursing Shortage

Video: Canada's health care: at the brink of catastrophe

The pandemic didn’t cause the nursing shortage; it simply added fuel to an already raging fire. A concerted government effort is desperately needed to turn the tide. The CFNU has proposed a three-pronged solution which focuses on retention and support, return and reintegration, and recruitment and mentorship. For more information, consult our media briefing guide […]

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July 4, 2022
Council of the Federation Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Nurses’ unions launch campaign to bring urgent message to Canada’s Premiers: act now to stop a public health disaster

Silas: To fix the health care crisis, Canada’s leaders must listen to Canada’s frontline nurses July 4, 2022 (VICTORIA, B.C.) – As premiers prepare to meet at the upcoming Council of the Federation, nurses are launching a campaign to deliver an urgent message from Canada’s frontline nurses: Our public health care system is on the brink […]

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June 1, 2022
Health Human Resources Media Release Nursing Shortage

Frontline nurses: address staffing crisis to stop health system breakdown

Nurses propose innovative solutions to protect patient care and address nursing shortages. June 1, 2022 (NIAGARA-ON-THE-LAKE, ON) – Canada’s nurses wrapped up a national summit on the staffing crisis facing nurses, with an agreement to push federal and provincial governments to support a series of nurse-developed proposals. These proposals would begin solving the dire staffing shortages now […]

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