Federal & Provincial COVID-19 Updates

Federal The Federal Government announced two major measures on Friday to provide additional financial support for small and medium sized businesses and the people who work for them: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that retroactive to March 15th, Ottawa will now subsidize 75 per cent  of the wages of employees kept on the [...]

2020-03-27T21:07:24+00:00March 27th, 2020|News|

Thank You

On behalf of all of your fellow members of the Carpenters’ Union across the Province, I want to say “Thank You” to each and every one of you. [...]

2020-03-26T14:31:29+00:00March 24th, 2020|News|

For all Members working at Sienna Facilities

First and foremost THANK YOU for continuing to provide top quality care and comfort during these trying times! HOPE and Carpenters’ District Council of Ontario recognize just how important your work is for all of us in Ontario [...]

2020-04-03T19:11:27+00:00March 19th, 2020|News, Sienna News|

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

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 Fund and Structural Compliance Fund [...]

2019-10-09T18:32:26+00:00September 20th, 2019|News|

‘Critical’ PSW shortage hits home for Thorold man

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. The problem is a provincewide [...]

2019-10-09T18:27:06+00:00July 3rd, 2019|News|

Overworked and Undervalued

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 PSWs in Greater Sudbury answered [...]

2019-10-09T18:22:01+00:00May 22nd, 2019|News|

PSW shortage poses crisis in long-term care

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 bursary to four graduates upon [...]

2019-10-09T18:17:22+00:00April 14th, 2019|News|
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