If evening cheers for front line workers have yet to reach your neighbourhood, this week is when it should start.
Canada is celebrating National Nursing Week from May 11 to 17 to bring awareness and celebrate the contributions nurses have made to the well-being of all Canadians.
According to the Canadian Nurses Association, this year’s theme for National Nursing Week is “Nurses: A Voice to Lead – Nursing the World to Health,” which showcases how nurses play an important role in attending to various health care challenges.
In a statement released on Monday, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called the country’s nurses “everyday heroes” as they fight and serve on the front lines against COVID-19.
“During this difficult time, when we must stay apart to be safe, nurses are playing a dual role: delivering critical health care while providing a bridge to our loves ones,” said Trudeau.
“In cities across Canada and around the world, people are showing their support and appreciation for nurses and other health care workers by clapping during shift changes, and leaving rainbows in windows and on driveways to spread hope.
“The unwavering dedication nurses show to patients and our communities in inspiring to all of us, and will help get us through this pandemic.”
Trudeau encourages Canadians to take this week to thank a nurse they know for taking “good care of us.”