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Media Advisory: The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Hosts National Discussion on Continuing Care

Ottawa, Ontario – March 6, 2012 – As provincial governments are hard at work looking for innovation in health care that will deliver better care for better value, the Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) will host a National Discussion on Continuing Care to shine a spotlight on the need for greater coordinated action to address the needs of seniors and other vulnerable populations requiring ongoing care.

The discussion will be led by Lillian Bayne, a former senior public servant with the provincial and federal government and the Associate Executive Director of the Romanow Commission.What: A National Discussion on Continuing Care

When: Thursday, March 8, 2012
8:30 – 4:30
Members of the media are welcome to attend all sessions

Where: Delta City Centre, 101 Lyon Street, Ottawa, Ontario

Through a series of panels and small group discussions, invitees from health care provider, worker, employer, seniors and vulnerable population organizations will focus on the challenge ahead in ensuring that continuing care is available, accessible and of good quality across the country.

Featured speakers include:
• Linda Silas, President, Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
• John Abbott, Health Council of Canada
• Pat Armstrong, York University
• Bonnie Brayton, DAWN
• Marcy Cohen, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – British Columbia
• Heather Smith, United Nurses of Alberta
• Evelyn Voyageur, Aboriginal Nurses Association of Canada
• Judith Wahl, Advocacy Centre for the Elderly (ACE)

Speakers will be available for media interviews.

Please visit the CFNU website at for the agenda and speaker biographies.

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) is Canada’s largest nurses’ organization representing over 160,000 nurses.
Contact Information

To arrange interviews, or for a press pass:

Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions
CFNU Communications