Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU)

July 20, 2012 13:45 ET

Media Advisory: Nurses Unions Are Holding Events to Coincide With the Council of the Federation Meetings

Halifax, Nova Scotia

July 25, 2012

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 20, 2012) - Nurses Unions will be holding events open to the public and media during the Council of the Federation meetings.

Wednesday July 25 at 11:00am - 1:00pm
"Lunch and Learn"
with three speakers on improving health care
James D. Hughes
President of Graham Boeckh Foundation, Montreal
Kim McGrail
Associate Director of the UBC Centre for Health Services and Policy Research, Vancouver
Chris Power
President and CEO of Capital Health, Halifax
(Speakers are available to the media both before the event and after.)
Wednesday July 25 at 3:00pm - 6:00pm
"Clinic in the Park"
Talk to a nurse about personal health and health care.
Test your blood sugar
Check your blood pressure
Measure your lung capacity
Face painting, buskers and balloons for children
Both events will be held in Victoria Park
(off Spring Garden Road and University Avenue), Halifax, Nova Scotia

The CFNU has a boat cruising the Halifax harbour in front of the hotel where the Premiers are meeting this week. It will be pulling a large floating billboard with the message, "Premiers, Prime Minister, We're Watching You. Pull Together for better Health Care!"

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President, Linda Silas, will be present in Halifax throughout the Council of the Federation Meetings and will be available for comment.

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is Canada's largest nurses' organization representing over 156,000 nurses. The CFNU has been advocating for national discussions on key health priorities such as long-term care, pharmacare, aboriginal health, and retention and recruitment of nurses.

Please visit the CFNU website at for more information.

Contact Information

  • Linda Silas
    Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
    613-859-4314 (cell)

    Debbie Forward
    Newfoundland & Labrador Nurses' Union
    709-682-0950 (cell)

    Janet Hazelton
    Nova Scotia Nurses' Union
    902-456-2084 (cell)

    Marilyn Quinn
    New Brunswick Nurses Union
    506-457-8288 (cell)

    Mona O'Shea
    Prince Edward Island Nurses' Union
    902-388-6272 (cell)

    Linda Haslam-Stroud
    Ontario Nurses' Association
    647-501-3068 (cell)

    Vicki McKenna
    1st Vice-President
    Ontario Nurses' Association
    647-501-7464 (cell)

    Sandi Mowat
    Manitoba Nurses Union
    204-771-2501 (cell)

    Rosalee Longmoore
    Saskatchewan Union of Nurses
    306-539-6162 (cell)

    Heather Smith
    United Nurses of Alberta
    780-940-9974 (cell)

    Bev Dick
    United Nurses of Alberta
    780-940-9975 (cell)

    CFNU Communications
    Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions