Happy Canada Day from the NSNU

The Nova Scotia Nurses’ Union wishes our members, their families and all Canadians a safe, happy and healthy Canada Day. Thank you to all nurses who are working through the holiday.

Click here for Virtual Fireworks, beginning at 10pm local time on July 1st.

Please enjoy this rendition of O Canada, performed by members of the NSNU.

It is now more important than ever to decompress and feel the support of those around you. This page is dedicated to giving nurses a break from the rigors of the job during this time of heightened stress, workload and anxiety.

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An Ode to NSNU Nurses

Watch more music videos dedicated to NSNU nurses

Tips for Dealing with COVID-19 Anxiety

Prioritize your self care routine

Avoid excessive consumption of the media

Focus on things you can control, like handwashing and social distancing

Talk to friends and family on calls and texts

Eat well, stay hydrated and get enough sleep

Practice meditation

Distract yourself with games, books and movies

Notice your feelings and written them down

Exercise to get out of your head

Keep busy doing things you enjoy, like music, crafts, or learning

"The simple act of caring is heroic." - Edward Albert


summer fun

Summer Safety and Fun

With warmer weather and longer days here for the next few months, many of us are ready to hit the great outdoors and enjoy another beautiful summer in Nova Scotia. While we’re enjoying outdoor activities, let’s all do our part to keep our families and communities safe and healthy.

This year summer activities will look a little different, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still enjoy this time of year to the fullest. Here are few ideas for how you can enjoy Summer 2020, while remaining COVID-conscious.

Hiking and Biking Trails in Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s Best Beaches

Staycation Destinations for Summer

Summertime Barbecue Recipes

Best Off-Roading Trails in Nova Scotia

Summer Attractions and Festivals (Subject to Change)

video chat

Keep in Touch

It is important during this time that we keep in touch with our loved ones. For those who crave face-to-face interaction, here are a few free video chatting services for you to use.


Zoom How-To

Facebook Messenger

Messenger How-To

FaceTime (Apple Only)

FaceTime How-To

Good news

A Little Good News

"I Need to Do Something": Nurse Practitioner Student Helping Home Community Get Through Covid‑19

Tanas Sylliboy is happy to be able to help his community, and others, throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

Find More Good News

Huffington Post Canada Good News Page

Good News Network 

Some Good News Youtube Channel

"Nurses - one of the few blessings of being ill." – Sara Moss-Wolfe


Stronger together

Canada’s best and brightest banded together to show support for Food Banks Canada’s $150-million coronavirus campaign in Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble, a TV special packed with Canuck celebrity appearances and musical performances.

Watch the full event online

Canada Together


#CanadaTogether is a national initiative to inspire, educate & engage Canadians
as we band together during these times. Whether it’s news, financial assistance, or tips for entertaining kids, you’ve come to the right place!

Visit #CanadaTogether

one world

On Saturday, April 18th, artists from around the world came together for an online concert to celebrate COVID-19 workers. The music and showcases of people working on the front lines came together to create a special event that honours the human spirit, resilience, and generosity. Please enjoy the One World: Together at Home special at the link below.  

One World: Together At Home Special to Celebrate COVID-19 Workers

“Most of us have far more courage than we ever dreamed we possessed” – Dale Carnegie

“Self-compassion is simply giving the same kindness to ourselves that we would give to others.” – Christopher Germer

"There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something better tomorrow." - Orison Swett Marden


Stream new releases

Rather than delay new releases, production companies have teamed up with streaming services to release new movies to the public. Use your existing accounts to rent 2020 films, including Onward, The Invisible Man and Emma on Amazon and Apple, or Frozen 2 on Disney+.

Check out this list for more films you can screen from home.


Read free e-Books

E-book website Scribd offers a 30-day free trial with access to their online library. Their website includes a wide array of books, magazines and audiobooks for all audiences. Visit this website and settle in for a good read.

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.” – Walt Whitman

CFNU Canadian Labour Congress