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Ontario to extend long-term care funding, previously on chopping block

September 20th, 2019|Categories: News|

Ontario will be extending two pockets of funding that were previously on the chopping block, long-term care minister Merrilee Fullerton confirmed on Friday — during which time the province will aim to develop newer programs to take their place.  The two funding envelopes — known as the High Wage Transition [...]

‘Critical’ PSW shortage hits home for Thorold man

July 3rd, 2019|Categories: News|

Peter Grampola just wants to go home. But despite recovering from a serious illness that brought the 68-year-old Thorold resident to Greater Niagara General Hospital nearly five months ago, he has no choice but to remain there. "I'm not too happy with the way things worked out," he said. [...]

Overworked and Undervalued

May 22nd, 2019|Categories: News|

A recent survey shows that personal support workers (PSW) in Sudbury are in crisis. The results are alarming and should be a warning sign to anyone who employs PSWs, says Reggie Caverson, the executive director of Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin, which conducted the survey. Nearly 80 [...]

PSW shortage poses crisis in long-term care

April 14th, 2019|Categories: News|

With the shortage of personal support workers (PSWs) approaching a crisis, Extendicare and Collège Boréal have teamed up with the aim of creating an incentive for more people to enrol in that program.Through this agreement, the Extendicare network in Timmins has committed to offering a job and a $1,000 [...]

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HOPE is a new union with a lot of experience. In 2011 and 2012, the workers at several LTC homes and other healthcare units decided to leave their old union and start their own – the Healthcare, Office and Professional Employees’ Union.

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