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The future for Certified Caregivers/PSWs - Over three years, the total hourly wage for PSWs will increase by up to $4.00, raising the base wage of publicly funded PSWs to at least $16.50 per hour by April 1, 2016. There are approximately 100,000 PSWs working across Ontario’s health care system. More … Continue reading "The future for Certified Caregivers/PSWs"
Online learning is the future of education - Over 25 years ago I wanted online courses, believed in the purity of education to advance knowledge, career and personal development. At last we have returned to this with the teaching and hybrid of online courses. For continuous, adult learners the web has provided an … Continue reading "Online learning is the future of education"
New plan for Ontario government – self-directed care - The latest plan of the Ontario government is to make PSWs employees of the state to deliver home care. We have become a nanny province with the Wynn government getting into the business of providing home care directly, quietly creating a new agency. Five years … Continue reading "New plan for Ontario government – self-directed care"
How do I get a job as a PSW? - The 1000 hour CCSCARE ONLINE Academy Program for Personal Support Workers, and health care aides is the first in Canada to teach online, while students are working in front line health care services or deciding on a career as a Certified Caregiver/PSW. PSW training gives … Continue reading "How do I get a job as a PSW?"