Press Releases


NEW Oncology Nursing Scholarships Supported by Merck Canada!

November 20, 2020 – The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) is pleased to announce a new partnership with Merck Canada supporting research, education and professional development scholarships and awards for oncology nurses, which will ultimately improve oncology care and services for patients, families and communities throughout their cancer journey.

Canadian Nurses Foundation Partners with Health Canada Approved CANPALM Hand Sanitizer in Battle Against COVID-19

November 4, 2020 – TJP Labs will now donate a portion of sales of its CANPALM hand sanitizer products to CNF. The goal is to ensure all Canadians can conveniently access high-quality Health Canada approved products while supporting Canadian Nurses.


Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) & Canadian Nurses Association (CNA-AIIC) Launch Nursing the Future Project in support of Future and Newly Graduated Nurses

August 12, 2020 – CNF & CNA-AIIC have come together to help create a network of information and social connection for future and newly graduated licensed practical nurses, registered practical nurses, registered nurses and registered psychiatric nurses transitioning into professional practice roles for the first time

APRIL 2020

Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) Launches COVID-19 Fund in support of Nurses Across Canada

April 21, 2020 – To support nurses across Canada during these trying times, CNF in partnership with Founding Sponsor, the TYLENOL® brand, has established a COVID-19 Fund for Nurses.

MAY 2018


May 7, 2018 – The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) in partnership with the Canadian nursing informatics community launched a campaign in 2015 to raise $150,000 to establish the first Canadian nursing informatics scholarship for nurses in this emerging field.

MAY 2017

Today, on National Aboriginal Nurses Day, CNF launches new documentary film profiling three Indigenous nurses in their quest through education to better their communities.

May 11, 2017 – The Canadian Nurses Foundation is excited to announce the launch of CNF’s new 20-minute documentary film, “The Journey”, (



November 14, 2016 – Gillian Strudwick, CNF’s inaugural award recipient of the Dr. Kathryn J Hannah Nursing Informatics Scholarship, is conducting her doctoral research on nurses’ use of electronic health records.


Nurses play critical role in providing care for older adults living with diabetes

November 14, 2016 - Nurses are often the first healthcare team members to interact with older adults living with diabetes. They are called on to apply their specialized knowledge, training, and skills to educate and motivate patients.


Nursing Informatics International Speaker Tours PEI

September 28, 2016— Dr. Kathryn J. Hannah, C.M. PhD, RN was a guest speaker at Prince County and Queen Elizabeth hospitals on September 21, 2016, speaking on the topic of Nursing Informatics.

The event was hosted by the Association of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island (ARNPEI) and sponsored by Allscripts, was directed to raising funds for a new national nursing scholarship in her name in partnership between the Canadian Nursing informatics community and the Canadian Nurses Foundation.

JUNE 2016

CNF Honours Indigenous Nurses on National Aboriginal Day

OTTAWA, June 21, 2016— Canada’s only national charity raising funds to advance nursing knowledge and research highlights need to support Canada’s Indigenous Peoples.

In honour of National Aboriginal Day, The Canadian Nurses Foundation, who has long recognized the critical role Indigenous nurses play in mental and physical health in many communities throughout Canada, celebrates their contribution to Canadian health care.

MAY 2016

CNF to raise $1 million for indigenous nursing education and research

OTTAWA, May 5, 2016—The Canadian Nurses Foundation is excited to announce the launch of the One Million in One Year campaign to raise funds for indigenous nursing education and research.

The campaign, being launched at the annual CNF Nightingale Gala in Ottawa on May 5, aims to raise $1 million over the next year to help support indigenous communities across the country and build the capacity for First Nations, Inuit and Métis, nurses and to share indigenous knowledge and best practices


Cerner Canada ULC commits $50,000 in support of first Canadian scholarship in nursing informatics

How health information is managed and used, when done properly, directly impacts the health and wellbeing of Canadians. Whether it’s the treatment of illness, the development of disease prevention programs or the delivery of life-saving health services, success in today’s health care system is linked to the ability of health professionals to rapidly access, collate and interpret data in order to make informed decisions to improve the care of Canadians. This process is known as “health informatics”.


Nurses recognized for improving patient care in remote Aboriginal communities

Nurses are a cornerstone of Canada’s health care system, including those who play a critical role in maintaining patient care in isolated Aboriginal  communities in Canada’s North. Two such nurses have been recognized by the Canadian Nurses Foundation for their exceptional contribution to the nursing profession.

MAY 2013

Canadian Nurses Foundation campaign diagnosed a success

The Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) tonight announced it has surpassed the $4 million goal of its Nursing 4.0 Campaign. Launched in 2009, the four-year campaign set out to raise funds in support of nursing education and research

JULY 2012


New grant to support research focused on nursing care in Canada

MAY 2011

1st Annual Nightingale Gala – Canadian Nurses Foundation

A capacity crowd is gathering at the Ottawa Congress Centre tonight for a gala soirée in support of nursing research, education and clinical excellence. The Canadian Nurses Foundation is hosting a major fundraising event in celebration of National Nursing Week – and in tribute to the legacy of Florence Nightingale, considered the founder of modern nursing.


Canadian Nurses Foundation announces first 24 recipients of TD Aboriginal Nursing Fund.

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TD Bank Financial Group and the Canadian Nurses Foundation (CNF) are pleased to announce a new $100,000 fund for Aboriginal students studying nursing.

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The Canadian Museum of Civilization and the Canadian War Museum present the Canadian Nursing History Collection Online website.

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JUNE 2008

The Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) has awarded Bloorview Kids Rehab in Toronto with the 2008 Employer Recognition Award.

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