Who We Are

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The Canadian Nurses Foundation supports world-class Canadian health care by raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research, and by recognizing professional merit in Canada’s nurses.  We invest in nursing excellence for better patient care.

Over 268,500 registered nurses work with Canadians at every age and every stage of life — in clinical settings and in education, research, administration and policy across the country.  Nurses are leaders in public health, patient safety and are critical to the achievement of positive health care outcomes.

For over 50 years, the Canadian Nurses Foundation has helped nurses learn, investigate and advance nursing best practices.  We improve the delivery of health care by awarding scholarships to promising nursing students and nurses at all educational levels, and by funding nurse-led research that enhances the quality and efficacy of patient care.

Nurses look at the whole patient through the lens of social and economic determinants of health.  The care nurses provide reflects how people live in their community and nurses often anchor the health care teams that work with patients.

If you want better health, better care and better value for all Canadians, then your investment in us is a wise one.