The Ontario Personal Support Workers Association Endorses Premier Ford

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CAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO  

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE : 

May 31, 2022 – CAMBRIDGE, ON – The Ontario Personal Support Workers  Association (OPSWA) is happy to endorse Doug Ford and the Progressive  Conservative Party of Ontario in the upcoming provincial election.   

The Progressive Conservative government led by Premier Doug Ford was the  first and only government in North America to formally recognize the  professional value of Personal Support Workers (PSWs), most of whom are  women and many of which are visible minorities. This government has  supported OPSWA’s mandate to standardize the PSW profession and provide  necessary protections that professionalize the status of the PSW in Ontario.  Aside from a much-valued pay increase to PSWs across employers, the  Progressive Conservatives have continued to support, in partnership with the  OPSWA, the opening of employment opportunities to thousands of  Internationally Educated Nurses helping them to find employment across  Ontario. This program positively impacted rural Ontario during the COVID 19 pandemic and especially during the current HHR crisis. We truly hope the  progress made to date will continue for years to come. We wish Mr. Ford and  all PC Candidates the best of luck on June 2nd. 

Miranda Ferrier 

CEO Ontario PSW Association