The Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care (Ontario CLRI) at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA) is pleased to announce the renewed funding for enhanced training for direct-care team members in long-term care (LTC). The funds will be distributed through the Personal Support Worker Education Fund in Long-Term Care (PSW Fund) and are provided by the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care.
What is the PSW Fund?
The PSW Fund provides tuition and backfill to train LTC team members through virtual and in-person continuing education that develops and fosters a skilled, motivated, and resilient workforce. The PSW Education Fund started in 2017 with more than 21,000 personal support workers and other team members receiving training in LTC homes across the province.
What does the PSW Fund offer?
Five education options are available from the fund this year. Learn more about each opportunity below including:
- LIVING the Dementia Journey (LDJ)
- The Working Mind Long-Term Care (TWM)
- One Day: Person-Centred Culture, Making a Difference Every Day
- Learning Inter-Professionally Healthcare Accelerator (LIPHA)
- Team Essentials
Where can I get more information on accessing funding?
LTC homes can enroll online for all training programs. Tuition and backfill pay is available for any team member. Learn more about the fund and program training by visiting the PSW Fund FAQ page.
This work is supported in part by funding from the Government of Ontario through the Ontario Centres for Learning, Research and Innovation in Long-Term Care hosted at the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA). The views expressed herein do not necessarily reflect the views of the Province.