Join us for a Online PSW Refresher Course

Freshen your PSW skills for only $150!

Check for the OPSWA Verification Badge

All OPSWA members have liability insurance, verified background checks, and credentials.

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

Mental Health Support

We offer mental health support

In partnership with Nurturing Our Wellbeing Inc., our members have access to Mental Heath Consultation, Emotional Wellness Modules, Workplace Stress Management & Interactive Webinars.

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.

Trusted by over 45,000 PSWs

The Ontario Personal Support Worker Association is the Professional Association for PSWs across Ontario.
Since 2010, OPSWA has grown substantially. We 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.
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.

Accredited Partner

Accredited Partner

OPSWA Accredited Partnership is a FREE membership. Accredited Partners are listed on the OPSWA website and receive discounts on conference tables, endorsements, guest-speaking opportunities, plus much more.

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

International 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.

Who are we?

Meet Our Team

Miranda Ferrier - OPSWA - CEO / President

Miranda Ferrier

CEO and Provincial President
Ian DaSilva - Director of Operations

Ian DaSilva

Director of Operations
Debbie Jensen - Manager of HR

Debbie Jensen

Manager of Human Resources & Membership Services
Taylor Booroff - Member Liason

Taylor Booroff

Member Liaison/Member Outreach
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Ontario PSW Association

Ontario PSW Association

Professional Association for Personal Support Workers in the Province of Ontario currently representing over 50,000 Personal Support Workers (PSW).

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Canada is under a HUGE Health Human Resource Crisis. We need trained healthcare workers on the frontline now esp in Ontario.Calling on all Internationally Trained Healthcare workers! Join the OPSWA today and start working in Ontario's Healthcare system!Register for membership here: #OPSWA #internationallytrainedhealthcareworkers ... See MoreSee Less
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The last few years have been truly hard on everyone especially PSWs. It never hurts to ask for help.In partnership with Angelique Benois @ Nurturing Our Wellbeing Inc, OPSWA members and PSWs in Ontario have access to Workplace Mental Health & Emotional Health Support.For more info: #OPSWA #healthcare #pswsarethebackboneofontariohealthcare ... See MoreSee Less
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The Ontario PSW Association is thrilled to have partnered with McMaster University for their Dementia Foundations Course!Expand your knowledge of dementiaThis 4-hour self-paced online program has been shown to significantly increase dementia knowledge and is comprised of four courses:Foundations of DementiaResponsive Behaviours and Mental HealthHome Supports and SafetyPromoting Brain Health and Caregiver Wellness.Demonstrate your new knowledge by sharing your Certificate of Completion with employers.Developed by experts in geriatrics, mental health and online learning.Check out DEMENTIA FOUNDATIONS HERE: #continuingeducation📝 #PSW #dementia #healthcare ... See MoreSee Less
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Latest dates for our next PSW Refresher Course now available! December 8 & 9th from 8am till 2pm! All attendees receive a certificate at the end of the course! To register: #OPSWA #PSWRefresher #healthcare ... See MoreSee Less
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