We are thrilled to update you on the Ontario Government’s commitment to extend funding to PSW students at school boards and private colleges. We will be sending detailed memos to Directors of Education in the next week.
Read the government media release here for more details.
We opposed their original commitment to only support students at public colleges without extending the same opportunities to Ontario school board students. Executive Director Bernadette Beaupre and PSW Lead Anita Plunkett met with several ministry staff on this issue, to voice their concerns and we are pleased that have responded positively.
We are also grateful that our members answered our call to reach out to ministries and MPs about this issue. Students and programs in more than 20 school boards will benefit, as will the quality of care for people living in longterm care will increase across the province.