Nurses’ unions across the country are joining in actions called by the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions for September 17 under the theme “Done Asking.” The actions of the nurses are being organized to bring public attention to the crisis in health care which affects nurses and many other health care workers.
In their call for actions on September 17, the CFNU concludes “The health workforce is suffering its worst crisis in decades, and without immediate action to address long-standing nurse shortages, health and safety issues, and undervalued work, it will continue to be eroded as more nurses and workers leave. To stop this downward spiral, investments are desperately needed now. This national day of action is needed to mobilize nurses, allies and supporters across Canada to unify around a collective call for immediate action to address the nursing crisis.”
As part of the day of action the CFNU is asking that on September 17, people take a picture of themselves holding a campaign sign and post it on social media. People are asked to share their reasons for taking action and supporting nurses and to include the hashtag #SupportNurses or #FrontlineUnited!
For further information on the campaign and for updates on events as they are organized click here
Adrian Dix Constituency Office
5022 Joyce Street
This location may have gathering limits. To ensure we follow PHO orders, please register to attend with your lobby coordinator before noon on Thursday September 16.
John Horgan Constituency Office
122 – 2806 Jacklin Avenue
Gather 11:45 am at the Gordon United Church parking lot at 935 Goldstream Avenue
The BC Nurses’ Union has rallies and virtual events happening around the province. Supporters are encouraged to show solidarity by wearing either black or teal scrubs.
Gather in the south west side parking lot at Mill Woods Towne Centre (2331 66 St NW, Edmonton) to decorate cars and banners with messages. 10:00 am
Depart to drive by the Grey Nuns Community Hospital, the St. Joseph’s Auxiliary Hospital, Edmonton General Hospital, University of Alberta Hospital, Royal Alexandra Hospital and Misericordia Hospital and other hospitals in surrounding area. For information e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Across the province, due to the sharp rise in COVID cases, United Nurses of Alberta is encouraging all supporters to take virtual action on September 17 by posting photos to social media and calling their Member of the Legislative Assembly to express their support for Alberta nurses.
The Saskatchewan Union of Nurses is hosting a virtual day of action. Members and supporters are invited to take photos of themselves holding the campaign sign, and post them on social media, sharing what the day of action means to them. Use the hashtag #SupportNurses or #FrontlineUnited
The Manitoba Nurses Union is hosting a media conference at the Manitoba Legislature (450 Broadway, Winnipeg) at 11:00 am CDT on September 17 to mark the national day of action.
Supporters are encouraged to participate in the virtual action and safely watch the media event from home. The event will be broadcast live on Facebook
Join the Ontario Nurses’ Association on the day of action as they “get out the vote” for the federal election. ONA will be hosting mass virtual phone banks in regions across the province from 1:00 to 4:00 pm.
For details of events being organized in locations across the province by New Brunswick Nurses Union locals click here
Outside the NSNU office building, 150 Garland Avenue
Please register to attend (for contact tracing and gathering limits) by emailing NSNU.
Prince Edward Island
The Prince Edward Island Nurses’ Union is organizing pamphlet drops for the day of action. Join them and share the message in your community by printing and distributing leaflets to your neighbours. Post online, showing you #SupportNurses!
Newfoundland and Labrador
Information pickets are being organized in locations across the province, hosted by the Registered Nurses’ Union Newfoundland and Labrador. For details click here