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January 25, 2021
COVID-19 covid19 vaccination

Silas: "Let's be patient: better days are around the corner."

With the arrival of vaccines, a future without COVID-19 is within our reach. Many of us are looking forward to a time when we can hug loved ones again and leave our homes without fear. That future won’t materialize overnight; it will be an incremental process informed by science. With so many lives lost, so […]

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January 25, 2021
Coronavirus covid19 Occupational Health & Safety

In memoriam: Canada’s health workers who have died of COVID-19

Updated on January 25, 2021 Across the globe, health care workers on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic do essential work caring for patients but all too often put themselves at risk of infection. Join the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions in remembering and honouring the lives of all Canada’s health care workers who […]

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January 22, 2021
Coronavirus COVID-19

CFNU urges Ontario Health Minister that self-isolating essential workers should receive pay

On January 22, 2021, the CFNU wrote to The Hon. Christine Elliott, Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health: Dear Minister Elliott, I am writing to urge you to ensure that all essential workers in Ontario who are required to self-isolate due to an exposure to COVID-19 receive pay during their self-isolation period. The Ontario government provided full […]

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January 14, 2021
Coronavirus COVID-19 covid19 Media Release Mental Health Occupational Health & Safety

COVID-19: Specialized Mental Health Support for Health Care Workers

CFNU is inviting you to a FREE webinar by Homewood Health, especially designed for health care workers looking to learn coping strategies to safeguard their mental health during COVID-19 and beyond. As we battle this pandemic, it’s more important than ever to take care of ourselves, and each other. We hope you’ll join us.  The […]

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January 8, 2021
Coronavirus covid19 Media Release Occupational Health & Safety

CFNU Welcomes the PHAC’s Updated Infection Protection and Control Guidance for Acute Health Care Settings

January 8, 2021 – Earlier today, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) released updated COVID-19 guidance for acute health care settings. This is the first update to the PHAC’s guidance document since April 30, 2020 and since the agency recognized, last November, that the virus can spread through infectious respiratory aerosols suspended in the […]

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December 17, 2020
Blog Coronavirus COVID-19

President’s year-end message: "Your actions matter"

“Your actions matter – don’t let anyone tell you differently” Dear friends, We are nearing the end of this year, but the challenges that defined it remain. To say things have been hard this year would be an enormous understatement. Our lives have been reshaped. Our actions have carried enormous weight. We have made difficult […]

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December 16, 2020
Coronavirus covid19

Position statement on COVID-19

Note: This is a reproduction of the CFNU Position Statement on COVID-19, which was updated and published in PDF form on December 16, 2020.  Please also consult the following position statements: 2021-01-18: COVID-19 Vaccination: Time to Speed Up the Rollout 2020-12-01: Pregnant Health Care Workers Should Not Be Forced to Work in COVID-19 ‘Hot Zones’ 2020-07-15: Canada’s Nurses […]

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December 15, 2020

Canada’s nurses support Bill C-213 for a Pharmacare Act

The following letter was sent to Peter Julian, Member of Parliament, on December 11, 2020. Dear Mr. Julian, I am writing you to offer my strongest support for Bill C-213, An Act to enact the Canada Pharmacare Act. A national, universal, single-payer pharmacare program is needed more urgently than ever before. Millions of people across […]

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December 11, 2020

Federal commitments from First Ministers Meeting welcomed by Canada’s Nurses

Canada’s nurses are welcoming a number of commitments made by the federal government in yesterday’s First Ministers’ Meeting. In the weeks ahead, we expect to see substantive developments in areas essential to our health care system. “It is positive news that the federal government is covering the cost of COVID-19 vaccines and any further costs […]

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December 9, 2020
Media Release

Health workforce needs urgent support, nurses tell Canada’s first ministers

MEDIA RELEASE December 9, 2020 (OTTAWA, ON) – As Prime Minister Trudeau prepares to gather with provincial and territorial premiers for their First Ministers’ Meeting tomorrow, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions is calling for urgent action to address the long-standing staffing crisis in Canada’s health care system, which only appears to be worsening during the pandemic. […]

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