Relying on the experience of frontline nurses, the CFNU works with experts, academics and other health care stakeholders to produce evidence-based research and resources on current health care issues. CFNU’s research has focused on the need for a national pharmacare plan, the importance of safe staffing, health care financing, safe seniors’ care, intergenerational issues in the workplace and occupational health and safety issues.
The CFNU is the voice of frontline nurses, and through our research we advocate for quality workplace environments, safe quality patient care, and the importance of public health care.
The CFNU transforms research into policy and practice by advocating for evidence-based changes at the federal level and provincial level at the Council of the Federation.
CFNU’s research products include groundbreaking research reports, backgrounders, fact sheets and position statements.
From the President’s Message: As nurses we instinctively know that patient health is closely tied to the patient’s environment. This discussion paper on climate change and health urges nurses to consider the macro-level of our environment: planet Earth. Over the coming decades, our rapidly changing climate will pose the biggest threat to human health and […]Download PDF
The Big Money Club tells the story of the outsized influence of ultra-rich actors in the pharmacare debate in Canada. These actors see dollar signs in the preservation of the current system and are funding a campaign to protect their profits. Though seemingly diverse, virtually all the opposition to pharmacare can be traced back to […]Read the report
The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Pan-Canadian Nurse Practitioner (NP) Retention & Recruitment Project aims to improve NP working conditions to better retain and attract NPs and expand NP positions throughout the health care system. About three million Canadians receive care from an NP, but their numbers are not sufficient to meet the growing needs […]Download report (PDF)
The 2004 Ten-Year Plan to Strengthen Health Care is a model to be followed for the future of public health care in Canada, specifically the provision of long-term, stable, escalating funding for an agreed upon set of objectives to be implemented under an agreed upon set of principles enshrined in federal legislation. As of 2011, the […]Download PDF
Canada is the third most expensive country in the world for brand-name drugs. Studies have shown that a National universal public Pharmacare plan would save billions of dollars for Canadians, improve health outcomes and reduce suffering. The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions urges all candidates to support a comprehensive public national drug plan. The Canadian […]Download report (PDF)
Archived A new report published by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, Experts and Evidence: Opportunities in Nursing. on September 7, 2010, Fifty-six health care experts from across Canada met to address the continuous pressures placed on the health care system. The document, Taking charge: building on the momentum to improve health care came out of this meeting. Informed […]Download report (PDF)
Archived Fifty-six health care experts from across Canada met on September 7, 2010, to address the continuous pressures placed on the health care system. by evidence, the directions outlined in this document are provided for Canada’s Health Ministers to consider as they work to create a health care system that is effective, equitable and accessible […]Download report (PDF)
Archived On behalf of our 158,000 members and associate members, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) has been working in collaboration with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) and Health Canada over the past two years on policy development around personal protective equipment for health care workers. Some progress has been made, and […]Download report (PDF)
Archived “The point is not who is right and is wrong about airborne transmission. The point is not science, but safety. Scientific knowledge changes constantly… We should be driven by the precautionary principle that reasonable steps to reduce risk should not await scientific certainty… Until this precautionary principle is fully recognized, mandated and enforced… workers […]Download report (PDF)