ON provides $2.4M to Willis for PSW training

January 26, 2021
The Government of Ontario will has partnered with Willis College on a pilot project that will train up to 300 personal support workers to fill long-term care positions in the Ottawa area. Willis will offer the program at no cost to students through a $2.4M investment from ON. The project is part of a plan to increase the number of hours that residents of long-term care homes receive direct care. “Personal support workers are unsung heroes,” said Willis Chair Rima Aristocrat. “Being part of the Ontario government’s plan to ease the burden on long-term care is indeed an honour. Willis College will provide highly trained PSWs, who in turn will become an asset in the fight against COVID-19.” ON (ON)