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The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses (CFMHN) is a national voice for psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing in Canada. It is an associate group of the Canadian Nurses’ Association (CNA), for which it provides expertise for the specialty in matters relating to mental health nursing.

CFMHN is by psychiatric and mental health nurses for psychiatric and mental health nurses and strives to ensure a national voice in matters relevant to psychiatric and mental health nursing.

CFMHN’s national body empowers psychiatric and mental health (PMH) nursing professionals as they pursue positive outcomes for themselves and for clients. Join Today!

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The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened its online portal for nominations for the 2022 Champions of Mental Health Awards. This annual awareness and education campaign is devoted to recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to mental health awareness and action in Canada ...
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Stop the bleeding in Canada’s Health Workforce

CNA Board members meet with Members of Parliament during lobby week (February 28 to March 1) to make recommendations on how to support healthcare workers and nurses during this staffing crisis.  Canada will be short 60,000 nurses by 2022. CNA predicted over 10 years ago that this crisis would occur.1 In ...
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CNA applauds federal government for reinstating chief nursing officer for Canada

February 1, 2022 — For several years, the Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has been advocating for the federal government to reinstate the position of the federal chief nursing officer (CNO) for Canada, and we are delighted to see Health Canada officially launching a hiring process. The CNO will strengthen Canada’s health ...
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CFMHN Congratulates the Honourable Carolyn Bennett

The Canadian Federation of Mental Health Nurses (CFMHN) extends sincere congratulations on the historic appointment of the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, P.C., M.P. to the newly created and much needed role of Minister of Mental Health and Addictions. Congratulations from CFMHNDownload ...
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Canadian Interdisciplinary – Palliative Care Competency Framework

Canadians want and need high-quality palliative care One measure of a society’s commitment to its most vulnerable citizens is how the society helps people through the difficult consequences of life-limiting illnesses. High-quality palliative care provides the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual support people and their families or caregivers need as they ...
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Nurses Commit to Action Against Anti-Indigenous Racism

Nurses in Canada have been working to respond to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission since it was published in 2015. But the treatment of Joyce Echaquan by nursing and other staff in Joliette QC in September 2020 – recorded by her and shared across multiple media outlets ...
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