PSW Spring Work Day

Fri 02 Jun

8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
440 Albert St. Ottawa, ON
K1R 5B5

For those travelling by car, free parking passes will be provided for the day.

Register by May 29 at noon


8:00-8:40Meet and greet/Continental breakfast social
8:40-9:00Welcome and greetings
9:00-9:20Booth spot highlight – CLRI: LIPHA, LEAP, PREP. HSPAO, CACCE
9:20-10:20Mental health session – Presented by Scott Mitchell from CLRI/RAI
Navigating a toxic health care environment for instructors and students: How to support
How to help remain caring in a non-caring atmosphere
10:20-10:45Networking break and booth visiting
10:45-11:30Government Panel: Updates and Q&A with Ministry of Long-Term Care, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Education
11:30-12:00OCDSB PSW Prep and Health Care Training Program – Presented by Denise Delle-Palme
12:45-2:00Work day section:
1.  Scope of Practice for DSB PSW students: The Red, Yellow and Green
How will this change regarding teaching the VLO: Assisting with Medications with the announcement of having PSWs potentially administer non-controlled meds in LTC.
 2. Personal Support Worker Recognition and Advanced Standing document.
 How can we update this to reflect those who were/are working as RSA, (hired during the pandemic), that want to ‘bridge’ to PSW and not lose their employment. (LTC homes and MLTC are asking about this). Look at self-evaluation component to re-do
3. Discussion Re: 80% achievement in practical area of program. (All lab skills, clinical consolidation)
2:00-2:15Networking break and booth visiting
2:15-3:00Resource sharing
Tables for specific resources: Theory modules/VLOs, Lab, Placement, Handbook, evaluations and assessments, ESS, literacy assessment, how to do hyperlink for QA, update contact list and school board microsite map
3:00Prize giveaways and adjournment