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Support to Nursing Education With 100+ Scholarships & Awards

Are you an outstanding nursing student currently studying in Canada? Do you need money to help pay for books, tuition, and the occasional coffee? If you answered yes, then you have come to the right place! CNF offers a variety of scholarships with specific criteria to one-in-five applicants across Canada every year!

You’re the best and brightest in your field? Apply now to our Scholarship Program →

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Care since 1962


A vibrant, healthy Canada relies on a well-resourced nursing community.

The COVID 19 Recovery Fund for Nurses.

This pandemic has brought unprecedented challenges to all of us. Nurses and health care providers across the country are at the front lines keeping our families, friends and communities safe. Their tireless efforts in this ever-changing battle against Covid-19 is crucial. 

Thank you, heroes!

Latest News & Events

Giving Tuesday 2023

The Canadian Nurses Foundation is excited to announce the Weston Family Foundation as our matching donor for this year’s Giving Tuesday! This year, on November

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The Night Shift

Mission accomplished! The Night Shift was an incredible evening of appreciation, awareness, friendship, delicious food, and a toast to all the wonderful nurses, nursing students

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Nurses Voices

Nurses Voices

Nurses’ Voices launched in early June, 2021, is a unique new video and audio series hosted by Gail Donner and Mary Wheeler, that amplifies the

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Dr. Kathleen Rowat Graduate Student Award

In 2022, Dr. Mary Ellen Jeans established a new scholarship in Memory of Dr. Kathleen Rowat. Dr. Rowat completed her BScN at the University of Toronto; her Master’s in Nursing from the University of California, San Francisco; and, completed her PhD in Nursing at the University of Illinois. The School of Nursing at McGill University became her home and where she spent the rest of her career.

At McGill University School of Nursing, Dr. Rowat was a researcher, educator, administrator, colleague, mentor, student advocate, and friend. She was the head of undergraduate and graduate nursing programs and helped create one of the first PhD programs in nursing, in Canada, supervising the first graduate. Dr. Rowat’s research informed, focussed on, and related to, improving clinical care in the field of chronic illness.


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Chris McGarvey
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Canadian Nurses Foundation
Email:     cmcgarvey@cnf-fiic.ca
Tel:     613-680-0879 ext. 223

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