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CNA’s Budget 2021 Recommendations

Tell your member of Parliament to support critical measures that will address gaps unmasked by the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada!

CNA is calling on all nurses and Canadians to speak up and lend their voices by urging members of Parliament to support CNA’s 2021 budget recommendations, which will make our country’s health system more resilient:

  • National standards and funding for long-term care: CNA strongly recommends that the federal government lay out a concrete plan for the development of national standards for equal access, consistent quality, and necessary staffing, training and protocols for the long-term care sector while tying new and targeted federal funding to these standards.
  • Introduce a demographic top-up to the Canada Health Transfer: CNA, in conjunction with other health-care organizations, is calling on the government to invest $21.1 billion over 10 years by introducing a demographic top-up to the Canada Health Transfer to address the rising costs of population aging in Canada.
  • Expand virtual care in Canada: CNA recommends that the federal government invest $200 million over five years to assist jurisdictions in accelerating the deployment of technology and ensure the availability of health human resources with appropriate training in culturally competent virtual care.

Read and share our information sheet [PDF, 163.9 KB] for more information.

Add your voice
CNA has drafted a letter that you can easily and quickly send to your member of Parliament. Just click the link, fill out the form with your information, and your letter will be sent directly to your MP.