Who We Are

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!

An event that will bring together nurses graduating this year across Canada with employers. Click here for more information.

Calendar of Events
Check out our new Calendar of Events to see upcoming conferences, special events and webinars. Click here for more information.


We need your opinion to help us meet your needs as a CFMHN member.  Take a few minutes to complete the survey by May 1, 2021.

COVID-19 at The Ottawa Hospital — signs of hope one year later

A community that rallied to support our hospital, the impact of caring for COVID-19 patients during unprecedented times and the race to find answers to a relentless virus. When COVID-19 moved into the Ottawa region in March of 2020, we were in uncharted territory. However, despite the rapidly changing information ...
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CAMIMH – Announces new accessible website and the launch of the 2021 Champions Campaign.

OTTAWA, April 13, 2021 – Today, the Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) is pleased to announce the launch of a new and improved website. Among the changes, CAMIMH is proud to be taking steps to improve the accessibility of their online information and resources by implementing ...
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Is Racism Making People Sick?

After the events of 2020, we are no strangers to stress and anxiety. But for Black and brown Americans, that stress was nothing new. Racial health gaps have always existed, and socioeconomics and racism within the medical system have long kept equal healthcare out of reach. But what kind of ...
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Exploring partnership-driven, outcomes-focused research

MHRC's SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH Webinar Series Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) is launching a  monthly webinar series, SPOTLIGHT ON RESEARCH, at the end of April that highlights the important work being conducted by the researchers and community leaders who are recipients of our partnership-driven grants. Our goal is to help mobilize and share the knowledge they are ...
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Research in nursing: a surprising student placement during the COVID-19 pandemic

Apr 06, 2021 By Paola Carla Meyer The article highlights the importance of nursing research in the health-care industry. Students and academic institutions have had to turn to an “outside the box” approach during the COVID-19 pandemic. After learning to embrace a sudden change in curriculum during the pandemic, Paola shares ...
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PROMISING PRACTICES – A Podcast about Mental Health and Addictions

Discussing Innovations and promising practices in rural, remote and northern communities Canada’s Premiers have created a podcast dedicated to sharing promising practices in mental health and addictions and reducing the stigma of mental illness. The podcast, entitled Promising Practices, will consist of 13 episodes. Each episode will profile an innovative ...
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