Ian DaSilva

Director of Operations

How to work for yourself as a PSW – YouTube

Join the Ontario PSW Association’s Director of Operations Ian DaSilva for “How to work for yourself as a PSW”

Smart Tips for Stroke Care

This guide was intended/created for Personal Support Workers (PSW) working in long-term care in Ontario. However, anyone interested in stroke care can benefit from using this resource, including PSWs in the community, family members, etc.

Safe Aging With Purpose

Live Easy is an action orientated consultation company that connects the dots between companies and consumers.


Understanding Spinal Cord Injury (SCI): Training for PSWs

5 Hour instructor led course online. View Flyer

Feb 25th
12-5 pm

March 23th
12-5 pm

Advanced learning delivered by experts and people with lived experience. Earn a certificate and support clients with complex need.

McMaster University

Expand your knowledge of dementia

This 4-hour self-paced online program has been shown to significantly increase dementia knowledge and is comprised of four courses: 

  1. Foundations of Dementia
  2. Responsive Behaviours and Mental Health
  3. Home Supports and Safety
  4. Promoting 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.

Keen Training

At Keen Training, we are a group of certified instructors teaching both Heart & Stroke and Canadian Red Cross courses.

From BLS, First-Aid, Heart saver, and Instructor Trainer courses, we are your one stop shop for all your certifications needed to work in the healthcare industry. Manuals provided for all courses.

  • BLS renewals are $50/student (including tax)
  • BLS provider classes are $60/student (including tax)
  • First-Aid classes $100/student (including tax)

Contact us today at if you have any questions.

Ciian Course Discount - 25% off

CANSWA & OPSWA Members Get 25% Off Online Conflict Skills Training  

Use Coupon Code “CANSWA25” at checkout to receive 25% off.

$5 off LEAP Personal Support Worker for OPSWA & CANSWA members

OPSWA and CANSWA has teamed up with Pallium Canada to offer our members a discount on LEAP Personal Support Worker.

As personal support workers, we provide care on a daily basis to patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. Take LEAP Personal Support Worker to learn how to better care for patients, help identify those who could benefit from a palliative care approach, and have increased confidence in communicating with the wider health care team. LEAP Personal Support Worker is flexible and can be completed in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Learn more about LEAP Personal Support Worker here:




Are you comfortable with your current knowledge regarding wound prevention?
If not, you are in the right place!! Have the potential to become a wound champion in your own workplace!

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) – Online Learning

Looking to build or expand your knowledge in IPAC best practices? Check out our courses on IPAC core competencies and reprocessing, as well as specialized knowledge for different environments, including hospitals, community health care settings and long-term care homes.

Public Health Ontario has developed four new modules for the IPAC Core Competencies online course:

  • Personal Risk Assessment in Acute Care
  • Personal Risk Assessment in Long-term Care
  • Personal Risk Assessment in Community-Clinic
  • Personal Risk Assessment in Community-Home

Visit for more info.

Feet For Life

Foot Care Course

This program begins with general foot care concepts and transitions into more advanced concepts considering the PSWs entry to practice competencies to best allow for transfer of knowledge in this specialized are of care. Upon completion the Podortho® Personal Support Worker (PPSW) may choose to offer footcare in long term care and home care settings and in various multidisciplinary clinics across Ontario, Canada.

STROKE Resources for Health Providers
This information was compiled by the Ontario Regional Stroke Networks’ Community and Long Term Care Group.

STROKE Network Contact Listing for OPSWA
Ontario Regional Stroke Networks contact list of Long Term Care Specialists.