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.

Please note that this membership class is for holders of:

  • Personal Support Worker Certificates
  • Community Developmental Service Workers
  • Health Care Aides – Please email with the subject “HCA Applicant Pre-Approval Request – Include Your Name Here” prior to applying as processing to determine eligibility. 
If you are a nurse and wish to join, please register as a Grandfathered Member.


Membership Benefits

  • Access to unlimited legal helpline
  • All memberships are tax-deductible!
  • Professionally Branded ID – Click here for more info
  • Annual National Police Check provided to you at NO Charge
  • Code of Ethics
  • Scope of Practice
  • Whistleblower protection
  • Standards of Practice​
  • Group Car and Home Insurance available to members only!
  • Unlimited Endorsements from OPSWA for Job Interviews: Available upon Request
  • Portfolio building: Available upon request
  • Corporate Sponsor Networking Opportunities
  • Connecting you with TOP PSW Employers – You have first access to job postings!
  • 24/7 Support for all your questions and concerns
  • Up to date information provided to you on government regulations affecting your profession
  • OPSWA Member ONLY Specialized Education that is cost-effective or FREE!
  • One Million Dollar Liability Insurance attached to EVERY PSW Membership
  • All OPSWA PSW members have $50,000 abuse coverage included in their coverage
  • $20 discount on first aid training with KMW Outreach Inc! KMW Outreach Inc is a first aid training partner of the Canadian Red Cross. They also have online health and safety training, personal protective equipment and first aid supplies.
  • OPSWA member badge; OPSWA does not offer PSW certificates. If you need a PSW certificate, please get in touch with your educational institution.

If you need insurance to satisfy LHIN FMHC Requirements please apply as an Entrepreneur Member.  **ONLY PSW Certificate Holders (or recognized equivalents) are eligible for Entrepreneur Membership


Important Info

When you receive your email from BackCheck (Sterling Talent Solutions) you have ONE week to complete all steps of the online application. If you DO NOT complete the steps OPSWA will charge you an additional $75.00 to complete the application.


This membership is non-refundable. View our cancellation policy. If you need a PSW certificate, please get in touch with your educational institution.

PSW Form

Please complete the form to register

Payment Info

Are you paying for your membership in full? *

Monthly Payment Terms (3-Month Term)

If you are a monthly payment member, your 2 remaining payments will be billed each month after your initial payment. Any missed payments will result in additional monthly payments after your 3-month term.

  1. If you miss a payment once, you will be charged an additional 4th monthly payment of $50 + HST.
  2. If you miss your 4th monthly payment, you will be charged an additional 5th monthly payment of $50 + HST.
  3. If you miss your 5th monthly payment, we will immediately revoke your membership AND liability insurance AND Backcheck, and you will still be required to pay the remaining balance owing.
1 Year Membership
HST (13%)
Total (CAD)
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