CFNU 2019 Biennial Convention

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CFNU 2019 Biennial Convention

The 2019 CFNU Biennial Convention is coming up from June 3-7 in Fredericton, New Brunswick. Hosted by the New Brunswick Nurses Union, this year’s event promises to be one of the best.

The Biennium features knowledgeable keynote speakers as well as interactive workshops and plenary sessions designed specifically for nurses working in today’s health care environments. Delegates also take part in determining issues that the CFNU and its member organizations, including the NSNU, will address in the coming years. 

Members who plan to attend the Biennium should book their time off soon. Some have already started fundraising to help cover the costs of their trip – a great idea to make this experience more affordable.

To learn more about the 2019 Biennium or to register to attend this exciting event, visit https://nursesunions.ca/convention2019/.


Win Your Way to CFNU Biennium 2019 to be Fredericton Bound!

On January 18th, the NSNU will make a draw to randomly select eight provincially-sponsored locals to attend the 2019 Biennium. The eight lucky locals will be notified immediately so their president can plan to attend the 2019 Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions Biennial Convention in Fredericton, New Brunswick from June 3-7. To enter your Local in the draw, please email by midnight January 16, 2019.

In addition, the Nurses’ Union will sponsor two lucky members, again from a random draw, to attend the event. To win one of these spots at this exciting convention, please submit your name to by midnight January 16, 2019.

All other locally-sponsored members planning to attend the 2019 Biennium are asked to register as soon as possible. Registration is now open online at https://nursesunions.ca/convention2019/. Registration closes on May 6, 2019.

What Sponsored Attendees should know:

Each NSNU sponsored attendee (drawn winner) must register for the conference through the NSNU office and will be paid salary replacement to a maximum of 5 shifts or 37.5 hours of time off (40 hour maximum for those with pay scales based on 2080 hours).  Shifts should be paid to you and recorded as “union time” by your Employer.  NSNU will reimburse the Employer for the cost of these shifts. Salary replacement for days off will be paid directly to the member.

Registration fees, mileage and hotel rooms will be paid directly by the NSNU office for all sponsored attendees.  Expense forms can be submitted for any meals. Ground transportation is be claimed at .40 cents per km.  Other expenses (taxis, parking, etc.) will require receipts to be reimbursed.

Good Luck!