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Celebrate nurses during National Nursing Week!

Publish date: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 update

You see their masked faces going viral on social media, urging you to stay home. Whether you pound on pans from your windows, or simply send a text to check in on friends who are nurses, make sure you mark National Nursing Week (May 11–17.)

Nursing Week is a time to recognize and praise nurses for their dedication and contributions to the well-being of Canadians, especially apt this year during the pandemic. This year’s theme is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health” to illustrate how nurses are central to addressing a wide range of health challenges.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has also declared 2020 the Year of the Nurse and Midwife in honour of Florence Nightingale’s 200th birthday anniversary.

For more information, visit the Canadian Nurses Association.

Sharing a thank you message to nurses on social media? Tag us @AMAPCEO on Twitter or Facebook!

More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).