OPSWA in the Media

OPSWA is often in the media, addressing the real concerns of the public, our vulnerable, their families, and our PSW's that care for them in our health care system.

CBC LIVE with President of OPSWA Miranda Ferrier and ACE lawyer Jane Meadus - Feb 2019 - hosted by David Commons

CBC Marketplace: Hidden Camera 2019

CBC Marketplace - with David Common

A Marketplace hidden camera investigation reveals nursing home abuse and violence.

Aired Jan 26th, 2018

Home Care Ontario asking provincial government for additional $600M in funding

The organization also launched an online campaign to raise awareness of their funding needs

Jan 24th, 2018

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OPSWA speaking to the issues with the mass shortage of PSWs in the Province of Ontario

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Wynne government employees to deliver home care agency

Nov 6, 2017

OPSWA President Miranda Ferrier joined The Morning Show to discuss this topic.

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President of OPSWA Miranda Ferrier Speaks to the Mass shortage of PSWs in the Province of Ontario.

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President Miranda Ferrier speaks to the world of Personal Support Workers

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Personal support workers 'furious' at province's plans for registry

Sep 29, 2017
New data for caregivers will be 'colossal waste of money,' association president says

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'No more hiding the secrets': Ontario's long term care providers

Sep 16, 2017

Advocates for the elderly worry that another provincial inquiry – this one into the murder spree by a long-term care nurse – won’t be enough to protect the growing number of frail seniors at risk of neglect and abuse.

“Enough with the inquires and research committees. It may be in the headlines now, but we’ve been fighting this issue for years. It's time for action,” says Miranda Ferrier, president of the Ontario Personal Support Worker Association.

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COLUMN: Caregiver crisis: What goes on behind closed doors

Sep 15, 2017

Ontario Personal Support Worker Association representative shares her perspectives - April Hill, Co-Founder OPSWA

The Ontario Personal Support Worker Association (OPSWA) has been focusing on some negative developments in the media as of late regarding personal support workers across Ontario. We want to respond to the article Caregiver crisis: One personal support worker's story, yorkregion.com, Aug. 10 and the letter Home administrator responds to PSW's story, yorkregion.com, Aug. 15.

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Caregiver crisis: Who's watching Mom and Dad?

Aug 10, 2017

Ontario Personal Support Worker Association members share - Debbie Jensen OPSWA York Region Representative & Lynn Steele OPSWA Lead Rep (now Compliance Officer)

"Overworked and underpaid": PSWs say burnout leads to problems

A Newmarket personal support worker is accused by six families of sexually assaulting elderly and vulnerable women.

A Toronto PSW, on his first day on the job, is caught on nanny cam sexually assaulting his 95-year-old client.

A personal care worker in Ottawa is videotaped punching the face of an elderly, immobile dementia patient.

They read the headlines and their hearts sink.

Personal support workers, the so-called “backbone” of Canada’s long-term care, are feeling besieged by bad news.

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