Our Pillars

Indigenous Nursing

Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission highlighted the need for a commitment to improving the health and education of indigenous people. CNF, in collaboration with stakeholders, is committed to make change happen through its support of Indigenous nurses.

To date CNF has supported over 170 Indigenous nurses advance their education and contribute to achieving positive health care outcomes in Indigenous communities.

CNF has been able to raise over $1million for Indigenous nursing education and research and continues its commitment in moving forward. As part of this commitment, CNF has been instrumental in the creation of six CIHR Nursing Chairs in Indigenous Health across Canada.

The Canadian Nurses Foundation was proud to launch the 20- minute documentary film, “The Journey”,  as part of the Canadian Nurses Foundation One Million in One Year campaign to address health care inequity in the Indigenous population.

Aging & Seniors Care

CNF has been committed to supporting nursing education and research that focuses on the needs of seniors and healthy aging for many years. With a focus on cognitive health, chronic disease, mobility, and pain management to name a few, nurses are instrumental in helping these patients and their families face these challenges and to continue to lead productive lives.

CNF as a partner in the Canadian Consortium for Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a national research consortium on Alzheimer’s and other dementias, focuses on preventing and delaying disease and improving the lives of patients and their families.