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COVID Virtual Townhall - Dr Theresa Tam. & CEO Miranda Ferrier
The Canadian Townhall on COVID-19 on April 28, 2021 was hosted by the Canadian Support Workers Association, The Ontario Personal Support Workers Association and Unity Health Toronto! Our esteemed panelist were Dr Kevin Gough from St Mikes Hospital, Dr Vivian Ewa from Alberta Health and Chief Public Health officer of Canada Dr Theresa Tam. CEO...
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On March 16th, OPSWA President, Miranda Ferrier, spoke at the UN Side Summit to discuss the Impact of Women Leaders on COVID-19. Two panels highlighted the impact of women in leadership on COVID-19 outcomes, explored the feminist economic recovery plan models, and provide diverse perspectives of missing voices and willing partners needed to design a...
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Open Letter from Barrie-Springwater-Oro-Medonte MPP: Thank You To The Ontario Personal Support Workers Association
When this pandemic started in Ontario a year ago, we were all stunned by the sudden and rapid transmission of the COVID-19 virus.
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Ford wasn't prepared to keep long-term care residents safe in second wave: NDP Leader says
Candace Rennick, secretary treasurer of CUPE Ontario and a former PSW, said the long-term care system desperately needs a real staffing plan from the province.
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Where's the rest of the plan? Critics ask about Ottawa-based PSW training pilot
Candace Rennick, secretary treasurer of CUPE Ontario and a former PSW, said the long-term care system desperately needs a real staffing plan from the province.
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Personal support workers are split; some are beating down the doors to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and others are afraid — and that hesitancy is just one stumbling block in the province’s effort to protect its long-term care homes, experts say.
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Province to Invest up to $1.9 Billion Annually by 2024-25 to Achieve Average of Four Hours of Daily Direct Care.
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More Staff Needed in Long Term Care Homes
Experts are calling on the government to hire more trained workers for long-term care homes to better protect vulnerable residents from COVID-19’s second wave.
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How do you recruit personal support workers during a pandemic?
COVID-19 has strained the health-care sector — and some are worried that there aren’t enough PSWs in training to deal with the crisis.
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Ontario is reaching a danger point in COVID-19 testing with a huge backlog, Health Minister Christine Elliott said Thursday, as the province recorded another 538 cases and Premier Doug Ford gave personal support workers a long-promised raise of up to $3 hourly.
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