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  • Tuesday, Jun 23 2015
    Nurses call for a health human resources plan as nursing supply declines for the first time in two decades June 23, 2015 (Ottawa) – For the first time in two decades, more regulated nurses left their profession than entered it, according to the latest regulated nursing workforce data from the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) . In 2014, the supply of regulated nurses declined by 0.3% over the previous year. The decline occurred because fewer regulated nurses – which...
  • Friday, Jun 5 2015
    CFNU says other provinces should also commit to putting children’s needs first Friday June 5, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Passage by the Manitoba Legislature yesterday of a resolution promising no child will be left to languish in hospital during a jurisdictional dispute between provincial and federal governments is an important and sensible step forward, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions says. While the Legislature’s resolution to uphold “Jordan’s Principle” was a good first step, governments now need to give it meaning...
  • Friday, Jun 5 2015
    Friday June 5, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Over one thousand nurses marched in Halifax today to demand federal leadership on Canada’s public health care system. The march was led by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions which is concluding its biennial convention today. With voters headed to the polls in the fall, the CFNU is calling on all federal candidates to make health care a priority this election. “Canadians care about health care, this is something we know and we have...
  • Thursday, Jun 4 2015
    Thursday June 4, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Up to 1,000 nurses wearing white will march down historic Barrington Street in Halifax on Friday as their national organization, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions, officially launches its effort to emphasize health care issues during the federal election campaign. For the first time, nurses from across the country are asking Canadians to vote for the health care they deserve. To date, no political party has made its platform clear, but nurses feel an...
  • Thursday, Jun 4 2015
    Thursday, June 4, 2015 (HALIFAX) – Two prominent nursing union leaders were named today as recipients of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ prestigious Bread & Roses Award for their outstanding contributions to policy and decision-making, raising public awareness, lobbying governments, and educating members and the public. Janet Hazelton, President of Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union, which is hosting CFNU’s 17 th Biennial Convention this week in Halifax, and Vicki McKenna, First Vice-President of the Ontario Nurses’ Association, are the recipients...
  • Thursday, Jun 4 2015
    Two inspiring public leaders were named today as recipients of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions’ prestigious Bread & Roses Award for their outstanding contributions to policy and decision-making, raising public awareness, lobbying governments, and educating members and the public. Jean Candy - Executive Director, Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union Jean Candy, a former registered nurse, was a recipient of one of only two public Bread and Roses Awards presented at the CFNU Biennial Convention in Halifax. Jean graduated from nursing...
  • Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
    The Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada, as the longest serving Aboriginal health professional organization in Canada with 40 years in existence, offers its steadfast support in honor of the courageous work the Truth and Reconciliation Commission has brought about. Read A.N.A.C.'s press-release.
  • Wednesday, Jun 3 2015
    Nurses’ conference will see presentation of Bread & Roses Award to influential nurse Wednesday June 3, 2015 (HALIFAX) – The federal government must make consistent delivery of public health care from coast to coast to coast, the country’s No. 1 priority, president of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions will tell delegates of one of the country’s largest ever gatherings of nurses tomorrow morning. Linda Silas will address more than 1,000 nurses and other participants at the CFNU’s 17th Biennial...

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