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June 1, 2020 — “We are writing to you with recommendations for responding to the staggering effects COVID-19 has had on our health-care system, particularly in long-term care (LTC) homes across Canada. These recommendations were recently unveiled by the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) on May 27 through a report entitled 2020 Vision: Improving Long-term Care for People in Canada [PDF, 979.9 KB]Read a joint letter [PDF, 318.2 KB] to the Hon. Patricia Hajdu and the Hon. Deb Schulte.

May 2020 — CNA’s contributions to the House of Commons standing committee on health (HESA) and the Senate standing committee on social affairs, science and technology (SOCI) on the Canadian response to the outbreak of coronavirus:

March 23, 2020 — “We must ensure those working directly with the public, including physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and social workers, are properly protected and supported, so that they can continue to play their role in the response.” Read a joint letter [PDF, 201.1 KB] to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Canada’s Premiers from CNA, the Canadian Association of Social Workers, the Canadian Indigenous Nurses Association, the Canadian Medical Association, and the Canadian Pharmacists Association.

March 16, 2020 — “As the professional and union representatives of Canada’s nurses, the Canadian Nurses Association and Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions are with you, shoulder to shoulder, in this very tough public health emergency of international concern.” Read a joint letter [PDF, 127.9 KB] to the Hon. Patricia Hajdu and Dr. Theresa Tam.


March 17, 2020 — “With dedicated funds now in place, we ask that the government of Ontario act immediately to deploy resources to ensure that point-of-care nurses and other health professionals have access to the protective equipment they need to safely deliver care throughout this crisis.” Read a joint letter [PDF, 190.5 KB] to the government of Ontario from CNA, the Nurse Practitioners’ Association of Ontario and the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.