Today, Minister Monte McNaughton was joined by Minister Merrilee Fullerton to announce our government’s investment of more than $4.1 million to help train 373 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and provide working PSWs with additional health and safety resources during and following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our investment will help ensure Ontario has more PSWs to provide the best care for seniors and residents in long-term care homes, while connecting people with meaningful, in-demand work. This funding supports a number of PSW training projects in regions hard hit by the pandemic. Some projects have already begun while others will start later in the spring and run for several weeks or months.
A full list of projects can be found in this backgrounder.
- It is clear, now more than ever, that immediate and deliberate action is needed to improve Ontario’s long-term care sector so that we can protect, provide appropriate care, and bring dignity to our most vulnerable today and into the future.
- Today, our government has committed more than $4.1 million to help train 373 Personal Support Workers (PSWs) and provide them with additional health and safety resources.
- This funding will ensure Ontario has more PSWs to provide the best care for seniors and residents in long-term care homes, while connecting people with meaningful work and addressing the shortage of PSWs in Ontario.
- We’re investing in projects to train PSWs and support them in their work to ensure our loved ones receive the quality care they need and deserve. These initiatives will also help people looking for work find meaningful and rewarding careers, often within their own local communities.
By the Numbers
- $3,921,644: Funding for 8 PSW training projects
- 373: Number of participants expected to benefit from these projects
- $249,981: Funding for CARE+ project