Advocacy Work

Joint Press Conference

Debra Slater, PSW and Coordinator of the Empower PSW Network, spoke at a joint press conference on March 1, 2023 at Queen’s Park, Toronto, Ontario. Together with other healthcare professionals, Debra urged the government to improve the employment conditions of workers and push for employer-paid sick days.

International Workers' Day


May 1 is International Workers’ Day. The Empower PSW Network is celebrating the commitment and dedication of all workers, including PSWs.


PSWs provide essential care and support to individuals who require assistance with daily living activities due to illness, injury, disability, or aging. Despite their crucial role, PSWs often face challenges such as low pay, lack of benefits, and precarious work. They typically have the lowest pay and greatest employment precarity within the healthcare sector. 


Empower PSW Network is working to address these challenges and support PSWs in their important work.


PSWs, community members and anyone interested in advocating for the workers are urged to join the movement