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Report and Recommendations

A Nursing Call to Action

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The National Expert Commission gathered interesting reports, studies and media coverage in its travels across Canada. This is just a sampling.


Fact Sheets

The Commission analyzed research about the demographic, health and other challenges facing Canadians and their health-care system. The Why We Are Worried fact sheet series highlight current data and research about these factors.


Summary Reports

How the Commission proceeded with its work [PDF, 162.8 KB]

Cross Country Consultation [PDF, 250.6 KB]
A summary report [PDF, 652.6 KB]of cross-country consultation with nurses and other professionals, and YMCA Canada, public consultations, prepared for the National Expert Commission by LBP MASS.

Public Polling Results [PDF, 1.5 MB]
A summary report of public polling conducted for the National Expert Commission by Nanos Research.


Submissions [PDF, 108.9 KB]
All written submissions [PDF, 3.1 MB]to the National Expert Commission

Reference lists [PDF, 482.4 KB]

Bibliography of key resources [PDF, 742.8 KB]

PowerPoint presentation [PDF, 3.5 MB] of the final report of the National Expert Commission at the Annual General Meeting of the Canadian Nurses Association in Vancouver on June 18, 2012


Research Syntheses

Prepared for the National Expert Commission through a partnership with the Canadian Health Services Research Foundation.

Better Health
Full Report [PDF, 662.5 KB]
Executive Summary [PDF, 317.9 KB]


Better Care
Full Report [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Executive Summary [PDF, 391 KB]


Better Value
Full Report [PDF, 1.5 MB]
Executive Summary [PDF, 369.8 KB]