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!

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


Faces Tribute | Hommage aux visages

One of Mental Illness Awareness Week’s (MIAW) major initiatives has been the Faces of Mental Illness campaign, a national outreach campaign featuring the stories of Canadians living in recovery from mental illness. Faces used to need Champions and now they are Champions – this is why we don’t need a Faces campaign anymore.
Click on the link to watch the Faces Tribute video

CNA Certification
A nationally recognized nursing specialty credential for nurses. The CNA Certification Program consists of 22nursing practice specialties
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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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CNA Letter regarding the Public Health Agency of Canada Vaccine

Spring 2021 La version française suit ci-dessous Dear members and colleagues, December 2020 marked a pivotal moment in our fight against COVID-19 in Canada. The first COVID-19 vaccines were authorized for use, and soon after, vaccines became available to priority groups, including those at greatest risk of COVID-19 exposure and ...
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CNA Webinar – COVID-19 Q&A vaccine webinar with panel of experts

Le français suit. COVID-19 vaccines: Q&A with expert panel feat. Dr. Theresa Tam Wednesday, May 26, 7-8 p.m. ET (please note evening time) Register now! CNA is hosting a Q&A session on COVID-19 vaccines with a panel of experts, including Canada’s chief public health officer Dr. Theresa Tam and nursing ...
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PM Trudeau participates in virtual discussion with nurses from Manitoba – May 10, 2021

This week I had an opportunity to join an amazing group of nurses to be part of a discussion session with PM Justin Trudeau to talk about COVID-19 and the stories and impacts to nursing.  While I did not participate in this event formally as my role of President of ...
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CMHA’s 70th Mental Health Week

Good morning and welcome to CMHA’s 70th Mental Health Week! How are you feeling this morning? Almost 8 in every 10 of us report feeling ‘worried or anxious,’ ‘bored,’ ‘stressed,’ ‘lonely or isolated’ or ‘sad’, according to research we are releasing today with UBC. The pandemic has taken an emotional toll on ...
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CAMIMH – Nominations Open for the 2021 Champions of Mental Health Awards

April 30, 2021 (Ottawa)—The Canadian Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health (CAMIMH) has opened its online portal for nominations for the 2021 Champions of Mental Health Awards. The Champions Awards is an annual gala devoted to recognizing outstanding individuals and organizations for their contributions to mental health. Due to ...
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