Coats for Kids Campaign – Donation Deadline October 26th

PEINU Accepts the Challenge! Coats for Kids campaign is asking local companies and organizations to get involved and host an office-wide collection. We accept the challenge and encourage all PEINU members to participate! If you have any new or gently used coats, hats, mittens, scarves and/or boots that you wish to donate, please bring your… (read more)

PEINU Student Bursary Applications are being Accepted! Deadline October 31st

All PEINU members are eligible to apply for one of nine (9) $1,000 bursaries for her/his child who is attending a post secondary institution during the calendar year (January 1st to December 31st, 2017). Deadline for applications is October 31st. Late applications or incomplete applications will not be considered.  Application can be found by following… (read more)

REGISTER TODAY! PEINU Fall Education Workshop

“RESPONDING TO PATIENTS WITH MENTAL ILLNESS AND ADDICTIONS” All PEI Nurses’ Union members are invited to attend the Fall Education Day workshop Wednesday, November 22, 2017 at The Rodd Royalty in Charlottetown. The workshop has been designed to enhance your ability to interact effectively and confidently with people presenting with the varying aspects of substance… (read more)

Canada’s nurses applaud billions in savings found in PBO report on pharmacare – CFNU

Thursday September 28, 2017 (Ottawa) – Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) President, Linda Silas, responded to the Parliamentary Budget Office’s (PBO) costing document on the establishment of a national pharmacare program, commissioned by the Commons Health Committee and released today. “Beyond a shadow of a doubt, the PBO report confirms for Canadians that a… (read more)

Keith Dewar returning to Health P.E.I., this time as interim CEO – Guardian

Published on September 15, 2017    FILE PHOTO: Keith Dewar. A familiar face will soon take over as head of Prince Edward Island’s health authority. Keith Dewar has been named interim CEO of Health P.E.I., effective Oct. 30. Dewar takes over from current CEO Michael Mayne, who will leave the position at the end of… (read more)

Unions mark P.E.I. Labour Day by calling for national drug plan – The Guardian

  Carl Pursey, president of the P.E.I. Federation of Labour, and Mona O’Shea, president of the P.E.I. Nurse’s Union, hold up a flag advocating for a national pharmacare plan during the Labour Day picnic at Joe Ghiz Park on Monday. More information on the “A Plan For Everyone” campaign, which is a collaboration between the… (read more)

PEINU Bursary Application Deadline – Quickly Approaching!

  All PEINU members are eligible to apply for one of 30 $700 PEINU Bursaries! Applicants must show proof of enrollment into an approved program of study in the nursing health field on a full or part-time basis or CNA certification program. Preference given to those applicants who have not previously received a bursary from the… (read more)

Health department responds to privatization concerns – CBC

P.E.I. Health Minister Robert Henderson says his department has no plans to privatize any of the Island’s public home care services.   Henderson says he is exploring how to best spend $25 million in federal health accord funding, promised to the P.E.I. government to help improve its home care services.  But the minister says rumours that the province plans to turn… (read more)


By now, PEINU members have received their copy of the 2017 August Newsletter. Members can also find the online version of the newsletter on “Newsletter” section in Members Only. 

Premiers Gather with Nurses Unions & Mental Health Commission for Health Briefing – CFNU

Briefing entitled Access through Innovation: Maximizing Federal Mental Health Funding (Tuesday July 18, 2017 – EDMONTON) – The Canadian Federation of Nurses Unions (CFNU) co-hosted this morning a premiers’ breakfast briefing on mental health care with the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) and the Premier of Alberta as part of this week’s premiers’ summit… (read more)