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Government Relations

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions regularly engages with Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments to advance the priorities of nurses on a range of issues. This includes regular lobby meetings with ministers, parliamentarians and officials, hosting policy events for provincial and federal decision-makers, and providing written or verbal testimony before parliamentary committees.

We present the latest evidence and research findings from world-renowned academics, policy experts and thought leaders, making the CFNU one of the most trusted voices on health care policy and delivery. The CFNU has proven to be a strong advocate for improving our public universal health care system, investing in strong public services and building a more equitable, prosperous and sustainable future for everyone.

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Our Advocacy

Meeting legislators

The CFNU regularly meets with political leaders and key legislators from major political parties to speak about emerging and pressing issues facing nurses, patients and the general public.

 

Policy Events

National Lobby Days

National Lobby Days

The CFNU participates in two intensive lobby days hosted by the Canadian Labour Congress and the Canadian Health Coalition. These lobby days bring together supporters from across the country to meet with federal parliamentarians on priority issues for workers and the general public.

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Premiers’ Summits

Premiers’ Summits

The CFNU hosts a policy event for Canada’s provincial and territorial premiers during their annual summit, the Council of the Federation. As premiers discuss shared issues and relations with the federal government, this is an important opportunity for nurses to be heard.

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Health Ministers’ Summits

Health Ministers’ Summits

Provincial and territorial ministers of health hold annual meetings to share information and collaborate on topics of mutual importance. The CFNU hosts a policy event tied to these meetings, where we feature leading health care experts who present to Canada’s health ministers on nurses’ priority issues.

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Parliamentary Events

Parliamentary Events

The CFNU traditionally hosts events for parliamentarians, that are widely attended by Senators, Members of Parliament and stakeholders. The events provide federal decision-makers with information and recommendations from nurses on a particular issue.

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Parliamentary Committees

Parliamentary Committees

The CFNU regularly meets with political leaders and key legislators from major political parties to speak about emerging and pressing issues facing nurses, patients and the general public.

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