Aboriginal Health

  • Monday, Oct 31 2016
    Members of Parliament, I am writing to you on a matter of great concern to Canada’s Nurses – the issue of access to care for our most vulnerable and sick children. On Tuesday, November 1, 2016, the House is scheduled to consider a motion calling on the government to comply with the historic ruling of the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal, ordering the end of discrimination against First Nations children. This means implementing Jordan’s Principle, a long-sought commitment that would mean...
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    Thursday, Aug 4 2016
    CLC president Hassan Yussuff was honoured to participate in the Native Women’s Association of Canada ’s (NWAC) news conference today marking the historic and monumental launch of the official inquiry into missing and murdered indigenous women and girls . Following a series of consultations that began in late 2015, the government announced the inquiry’s terms of reference and the names of the five commissioners. “We welcome the fact that the government has finally called this inquiry and has committed to...
  • Friday, Apr 22 2016
    KINGSTON , April 21, 2016 - Registered nurses (RNs) working for Providence Care-St. Mary's of the Lake and Mental Health Services have voted convincingly to make ONA their union. "ONA is delighted to welcome the Providence Centre – Mental Health Services RNs to join with the St. Mary's of the Lake RNs in ONA," said President Linda Haslam-Stroud, RN. "ONA is Canada's largest nursing union, and nurses know the issues facing our profession and what they mean to patients. As...
  • Monday, Feb 8 2016
    Canada's nurses are proud to participate in ‪#‎ HaveAHeartDay‬ in support of our First Nations children across Canada. This child and youth-led reconciliation campaign organized by the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, receive a good education, be healthy, and proud of who they are. Send a letter to Prime Minister Trudeau or your MP to...
  • Wednesday, Jan 27 2016
    A landmark ruling will improve access to health care and resources for First Nations children, living on reserves in Canada. Congratulations to Cindy Blackstock for all of your advocacy work and dedication to this case launched 9 years ago. This is an important moment for Canada's Nurses, for Jordan's Principle, and for the nurses in Manitoba who cared for Jordan. Video of hytamttN_5I
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    Friday, Oct 16 2015
    With just days before Canada decides who will form the next government, the Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada released a statement as it believes that health is a critical election issue that requires attention by all Federal parties. Furthermore, Aboriginal health continues to curtail any promises of improved Canadian-Aboriginal relations, as initiatives continue to be subject to discretionary funding approaches that see programs allocated for, yet departments do not fully spend these commitments. Read the full statement here .
  • 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...
  • 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.


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