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Canadian Nurses Foundation campaign diagnosed a success

Ottawa, May 2, 2013 — The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) tonight announced it has surpassed the $4 million goal of its Nursing 4.0 Campaign. Launched in 2009, the four-year campaign set out to raise funds in support of nursing education and research.

“I am extremely proud of what the Canadian Nurses Foundation has achieved in this campaign,” said CNF executive director Christine Rieck-Buckley. “Moreover, I am humbled by the generosity of our supporters. Through our campaign, they are helping Canada’s largest care-provider group advance the practice of the profession and deliver the best care to Canadians.”

Because of the campaign, CNF has been able to double the number of nursing scholarships, create new collaborative research partnerships and, for the first time, support aboriginal and internationally educated nurses.

“Investing in our nurses is an investment in healthier Canadians,” said Dr. Wilbert Keon, CNF chair and founder of the University of Ottawa Heart Institute. “Supporting and strengthening this profession will in turn build a better health-care system, one that can be more responsive to the needs of Canadians and improve health outcomes.”

The announcement was made at the annual CNF Nightingale Gala, which this year precedes National Nursing Week. More than 500 attended the event named for Florence Nightingale, the founder of modern nursing.

The Canadian Nurses Foundation supports world-class Canadian health care by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, and by recognizing professional excellence in Canada’s nurses. www.cnf-fiic.ca.


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Kate Headley, External Communications Coordinator
Canadian Nurses Association
Telephone: 613-237-2159, ext. 561 | 1-800-361-8404
Cell: 613-697-7507
E-mail: kheadley@cna-aiic.ca