Important:The Ontario PSW Registry is closing

The Registry is not accepting applications. We are closing.

The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has ended its funding for the Ontario PSW Registry, which has been operating within the Ontario Community Support Association. This means the final date you can reach the Registry will be February 29, 2016.

At this time, it is our understanding that the Ministry is considering a number of options related to ensuring a safe and competent PSW workforce. If you have questions about the Ministry’s decision and/or its evolving home and community care policies, you may contact them directly at 416-314-5518 or 1-866-532-3161 (Toll-free).

We are proud of the work done to pioneer this groundbreaking Registry program as approximately 35,000 PSWs have voluntarily registered. PSWs are the backbone of home and community care, and we support and recommend further government investment into the PSW workforce to ensure that Ontarians receive the care they need, in the communities where they choose to be.

For more information, click on the links provided below.


Information for PSWs

PSW Notice (Jan.25 2016)
PSW Frequently Asked Questions(Jan.25 2016)


Information for Employers

PSW Employer Notice(Jan.25 2016)
PSW Employer Frequently Asked Questions(Jan.25 2016)


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