Ontario’s PSW shortage cannot be solved without private career colleges

The many cracks in our system the pandemic has uncovered cannot be disputed. From the social and economic inequality homeschooling has shed light on, to the catastrophic state of the health-care industry, now is the time for many serious issues to finally be addressed. Rising to the top of the list is the extreme shortage of personal support workers (PSWs) required to fight the pandemic and inequality in funding for the private colleges that train many of these essential workers. The Ontario Health Coalition and the Canadian Union of Public Employees estimate that more than 20,000 PSWs are needed right now in the long-term care sector alone.

Read my full op-ed in the Toronto Sun here…

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