The federal government can immediately start addressing problems driving nurses out of the profession, through a new Nurse Retention Fund designed to urgently scale best practices for the retention, return and recruitment of nurses. Let the federal and your provincial governments know they need to collaborate closely with nurses to put a plan into action that will actually work.
Once you have emailed your local representatives, take it a step further by calling on them on Twitter to take action.
Finally, invite your network to participate in our campaign.
As the health staffing crisis rages on, an alarming number of nurses across the country are looking for the exit sign. Four in 10 nurses intend to retire, leave their jobs or leave the nursing profession entirely. Learn more about what it's like to work in health care right now from the perspective of nurses.Learn more
The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions hosted a panel discussion covering the most pressing issues facing our health care system today. With the help of union leaders from across the country, we explored the staffing crisis, the emergence of privatized care, and ways to help our overstretched health care system.
No one should be forced to choose between filling their prescriptions and feeding their family. Canada can do better. Act now and urge our government to get to work on implementing universal public pharmacare. Canada’s nurses have long understood that pharmacare needs to be part of Medicare. Universal pharmacare would ensure access for all, while saving our system billions of dollars every year. Canadians also agree.Take Action