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!

Check out our Event Calendar to see all upcoming events 

View our 2022 Webinar Series and register for the events of interest to you.


2023 Webinar Series
We are currently seeking presenters for our 2023 webinar series.
Do you have something interesting to share with your peers?

If you, or someone you know, has a topic to share with the Mental Health community, we would love to hear from you.  We are seeking presenters on a number of different themes including grad studies project, a professional practice, suggestions for quality improvement, or a continuing education module – or other topics you would like to put forward.  We offer a variety of formats to share your knowledge from a 2-3 minute video, 30 minute webinar and 60 minute webinar.

To submit your topic for review and consideration, please visit the website https://www.fsel.ca/cfmhn-login for more information and to complete the submission form.

Deadline for submission is end of day September 16, 2022.  Successful candidates will be contacted in the October/November timeframe.

Any questions please contact Erika at Erika@fsel.ca


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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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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