Research Papers

The working conditions for personal support workers in the Greater Toronto Area during the COVID-19 pandemic: a mixed-methods study

Precarious work among personal support workers in the Greater Toronto Area: a respondent-driven sampling study

EMployment and PrecariOus Work in Toronto’s Health Sector: Evaluation and Research (EMPOWER) Project page

Lack of protection for personal support workers emblematic of their treatment by the system, Toronto Star


On the Front Lines of the Pandemic: Racialized Workers and COVID

Hosted by the Unifor National Chair in Social Justice and Democracy, this podcast focuses on systemic racism in the Canadian context and how the ongoing racialization of the Canadian labour market has impacted PSWs. 

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PSW Webinars

An organization called Life and Death Matters publishes free monthly webinars for PSWs engaged in long-term, acute, community, hospice, and palliative care.

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Training Program for PSW

The PSW Approach to Quality Care is a free online training program for PSWs in Ontario. The four modules cover topics related to improving the PSWs' abilities to meet the needs of the people they support. 

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Workers' Rights Summary

In this summary, you will learn about

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Research Opportunity

Caring about Care Workers: The Experience of Immigrant Women PSWs in Toronto’s Home Care Sector in the COVID-19 Context

Social Planning Toronto and Toronto Metropolitan University are conducting a study to understand the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on the livelihoods, health, and well-being of immigrant women who work as PSWs in home care.

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