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.
Up to 640 Canadians die each year from ischemic heart disease alone because of shortfalls in prescription drug coverage.Download PDF
A nation-wide survey of Canadian home care and long-term care nurses identifies an overloaded system facing increasing demands and patient acuity.Download (PDF)
In December 2016, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions released a new report titled: Down the Drain: How Canada Has Wasted $62 Billion Health Care Dollars Without Pharmacare, where noted economist Hugh Mackenzie calculates the disturbing amount Canada has wasted over the past 10 years by not implementing national pharmacare. The report calculates the waste from […]Download report (PDF)