RNs join call to end poverty
CNA recently joined members of an anti-poverty coalition to call for an end to poverty, part of our ongoing efforts to raise awareness of the social determinants of health.
As a way to bring attention to the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17, a number of media and public activities took place, including a press conference on Parliament Hill, the release of the Citizen for Public Justice’s report on the state of poverty in Canada, and a panel discussion with people with lived experiences of poverty and members of an all-party anti-poverty caucus.
CNA participated in some of the events through our membership in Dignity for All, a non-partisan coalition of provincial and national organizations, individuals, and MPs and Senators who are dedicated to eliminating poverty. Joyce Douglas, CNA nurse advisor and coalition representative, said RNs are encouraged to join the campaign at dignityforall.ca.
“This work fits well with our own priority to address the social determinants of health that are fundamental to one’s health, such as socio-economic status,” Douglas said. For more information on CNA’s social determinants work, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.