At more than 450,000 strong, nurses comprise the largest group of regulated health professionals in Canada. They are critical to patients and Canada’s health care system. However, nurses are facing increased workloads, high rates of burnout, stress, anxiety and depression.

To help support and retain nurses, Canada’s Health Minister and the Chief Nursing Officer for Canada have released a Nursing Retention Toolkit. Called Improving the Working Lives of Nurses in Canada, the kit was created by nurses for nurses. It is designed to provide employers and administrators with the tools they need to improve health and wellness for nurses.

Health Workforce Canada commends the many outstanding nurses who have devoted time and energy to creating this rich resource.