The Ontario Personal Support Workers Association Endorses Premier Ford
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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.
CEO Ontario PSW Association