CFNU Biennium 2021

The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions will be hosting their convention virtually this year, a new format for the biennial event that brings together nurses from across the country. The convention will be held from June 8-9, and the theme will be NO BACKING DOWN.

The Biennium features knowledgeable keynote speakers as well as online 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. To learn more about the Biennium, or to register to attend, visit https://nursesunions.ca/convention2021/. Registration closes on May 8, 2021.

Draw for Provincially Sponsored Attendees

On February 19th, the NSNU will make a draw to randomly select 2 provincially sponsored members-at-large and 18 local presidents/co-presidents to attend the CFNU 2021 Biennium. The lucky winners will be notified immediately so planning can begin to attend the virtual experience. To enter the draw, please email lorna.myers [at] nsnu.ca by midnight February 18, indicating which category you are entering, the member-at-large or local president/co-president category.

All other locally sponsored members planning to participate in the Biennium are asked to register as soon as possible.

What Sponsored Attendees Should Know

Each NSNU sponsored attendee (winner) must register for the conference through the NSNU office.  If taking Union time off to attend, the Employer shall provide for salary continuance for the member and the NSNU will reimburse the Employer for the cost up to a maximum of 2 shifts. If attending on days the member will be paid by NSNU directly and compensated for 15/16 hours (based on 1950/2080 hour pay scale).


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