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It has been a long and difficult two years for everyone working in health care. Personal Support Workers have often felt overlooked.
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The personal support workers (PSWs) in Ontario are experiencing the largest transition ever in their professional history. The staffing crisis in both long-term and home care was only exacerbated by the pandemic and the need to rebuild this profession has never been greater. While this is a daunting undertaking, it is also an opportunity to...
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But in recent weeks, her side hustle hasn't really been worth it, she said. With pandemic restrictions lifted, not as many people are ordering food delivery. Higher gas prices are also eating into her bottom line. "You're making less because it's less busy and you're making less because you're spending a lot on gas," she...
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Gas prices in Greater Sudbury keep climbing to record amounts — hitting $1.70 at some stations on Wednesday. That is causing some hardships for workers who are reimbursed for their mileage, including personal support workers (PSWs) who conduct home care visits.
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Health care workers are the backbone of the health care system. Before and during the pandemic they have been suffering from burnout, mentally and physically.
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Unreliable home care: 'Healthcare's other dirty secret'
Gas prices in Greater Sudbury keep climbing to record amounts — hitting $1.70 at some stations on Wednesday. That is causing some hardships for workers who are reimbursed for their mileage, including personal support workers (PSWs) who conduct home care visits.
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Here are some highlights & thank you messages from PSW Appreciation Week 2021. Thank you for all that you do.
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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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