Welcome to the Ontario Personal Support Worker Association!
"Official Voice for PSWs in Ontario"
OPSWA is the Professional Association for PSWs in Ontario - Bringing Standards and Recognition to the vocation everyday! On this site, you will be able to browse the different pages - see what is happening in the PSW world and connect with over 14,000 of your fellow PSWs!
Join us and become a LEADER in your field Today!
2nd Annual PSW Conference.
What a SUCCESSFUL Day! Thank you to all who joined us!
All OPSWA PSWs are viewed as Professional PSWs. Why? Because we thoroughly check our PSWs yearly and have a Code of Ethics they have to abide by. We also supply them with their very own Scope of Practice and our vast list of Standards of Practice. To be an OPSWA PSW, is to be ahead of your peers, striving for more in the PSW Field.
Breaking NEWS Wage Increase
On June 10th 2015 OPSWA amongst other stakeholders received confirmation on the 2nd Wage Enhancement piece for Personal Support Workers in the Public Sector. Please Click below to see the letter from the government.
OPSWA on CTV W5
On April 11th, 2015 OPSWA's President Miranda Ferrier was featured on CTV W5 with Sandie Rinaldo in a series called "Abusive Care". This episode remarked on PSWs and abuse in Long Term Care.
Personal Support Workers are not all bad. At OPSWA we believe in the PSWs of Ontario as we ARE the PSWs of Ontario. Our message is strong and clear - REGULATE the PSWs of Ontario. Protect the Public and Promote the PSWs! We want to be that governing body. We believe that PSWs should govern PSWs.
Miranda worked with W5 on another video showing that there is a good side to PSWs and Care.
To See that video please CLICK HERE - it is entitled:
Personal Support Workers: What to ask somebody on the job.
** OPSWA is NOT the PSW Registry**