Do-it-Yourself COVID Testing

COVIDdetect Rapid Antigen Testing is now available for Frontline Healthcare Workers!

DriverCheck Inc, the leading provider of workplace medical testing and assessments and a long-time partner of the Ontario Personal Support Workers of Ontario (OPSWA), is pleased to introduce COVIDdetect.

COVID-19: Guidance for Prioritizing Health Care Workers for COVID-19 Vaccination

Key Messages:
  • Demand for COVID-19 vaccine supply will initially exceed available supply; prioritization must be set among the health care workers
  • A stepwise approach to health care worker prioritization will be used, focusing first on sectors and settings, then on level of community risk, and lastly on individual risk
  • Sectors and settings are prioritized based on risk of exposure and patient populations served
  • An ethics and equality lens should be applied to all prioritization decision-making
OPSWA Ontario Government Registration

Register on to help respond to urgent staffing needs in long-term care and home and community care

All personal support workers looking for job opportunities are encouraged to register on as soon as possible to search for positions across Ontario and receive regular updates on urgent staffing opportunities. Postings will continue to be added, so be sure to create a job alert to receive email notifications.

Recognize A Support Worker Today

Recognize a personal support worker within your community with a custom-made sterling silver shield pendant. Available in a choice of seven designs and four cubic zirconia gemstones colours. All proceeds donated to The Frontline Fund.

Our Memberships

Along with our liability coverage, each membership provides exclusive access to:

Jobs & Interview Endorsements

FREE Specialized Education

Corporate Sponsorship & Networking

Regulation Updates

24/7 Support

Whistleblower Protection

Select a membership below to register or renew.
View our current membership promotions.

PSW Membership

PSW Membership

Our goal is to make the PSW a profession of choice in the Health Care field and not just as a stepping stone.

PSW Student Membership

Student Membership

OPSWA is proud to offer all PSW Students in the Province of Ontario a FREE Membership to the association for their time in school.

PSW Entrepreneurial Membership

Associate Membership

This membership is NOT for PSWs, but for individuals from other front-line health care professions, or any person without formal PSW training that provides care.

PSW Entrepreneurial Membership

Entrepreneurial Membership

The OPSWA Entrepreneurial Membership is a great new way to offer security and peace of mind to you and your clients.

PSW Grandfathering Membership

Grandfathering Membership

Due to the mass shortage of Personal Support Workers in the Province of Ontario, HealthForceOntario and the Ontario PSW Association is answering the call for help.

Prenatal Support Worker

Perinatal Support Worker

The Perinatal Support Worker (PNSW) is a professional caregiver for new and expecting parents during the period from conception through the first year of a newborn’s life.

Insurance Coverage and Benefits

Regional Employer / Community Membership

For small to medium homecare or community support companies (50 employees or less) that provide direct care or agencies that operate across Ontario.

OPSWA Insurance and Benefits

Provincial Employer / Community Membership

This membership class is open to any Agency that operates in more than one region in Ontario (i.e. Toronto and Durham Region).

National Membership

National Employer Membership

This applies to any care provider that operates in more than one province (excluding Quebec) or has more than one million in annual revenue.

Our Goal

OPSWA’s aim is to make PSWs the profession of choice in the Health Care field.

We Care

We strive to improve the professional status of the Personal Support Workers of Ontario through advocacy for excellence and consistency in training, services, working conditions, and value to those we serve.

Standardization of Care

Our vision is to provide Ontarians the quality of care that they are entitled to through PSWs.

Why Join OPSWA?

The Ontario Personal Support Worker Association is the Professional Association for PSWs across Ontario.
Since 2010, OPSWA has grown substantially. Now we represent tens of thousands of PSWs across Ontario. They have become the official voice for PSWs with Media across our nation and Federal & Provincial Governments. OPSWA is currently advocating the Ontario Government for Recognition and Respect for the PSWs and have been successful in helping create and pass Bill 283 for Regulation of Personal Support Workers. 
We continuously strive to improve the professional status of the Personal Support Workers of Ontario through advocacy for excellence and consistency in training, services, working conditions, and value to those we serve.
Who are we?

Meet Our Team

Miranda Ferrier - OPSWA President

Miranda Ferrier

CEO and Provincial President
Ian DaSilva OPSWA

Ian DaSilva

Director of Operations
Rachel Estok OPSWA

Rachel Estok

Senior Policy Researcher
Debbie Jensen - PSW Liaison Officer

Debbie Jensen

Manager of Human Resources & Membership Services
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