Professional Guidance & Development

At OPSWA, we continuously strive to provide resources to aid the professional development of Personal Support Workers throughout Ontario. Our goal is to standardize knowledge in PSW policies & responsibilities and provide career & PSW training opportunities for all PSWs.

Are you looking for a change in your PSW career? We offer a variety of job postings all over Ontario.

OPSWA Preferred Employer endorsements validate the organizations have met the requirements for Preferred Employer membership.

OPSWA offers professional development days, including our Annual PSW Conference.

Our policies and papers cover various topics, including social media, code of ethics, media relations, self-regulation, and issues impacting PSWs.

The PSW’s Role and Responsibilities have increased slightly, with growth occurring yearly to meet our vulnerable sector’s demands.

Abuse Reporting

The Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007, and the Retirement Homes Act, 2010, mandates that anyone in a facility governed under this legislation MUST report incidents of abuse to the Ministry of Long Term Care.

Reports made to the OPSWA using this form will be communicated directly with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the facility in question and any related parties as required under the Ontario Long-Term Care Homes Act, 2007 and the Retirement Homes Act, 2010.