I would like to know if as an agency, we have to register our agency name on the website?
Most of my staff of PSW's have already registered.
Thanks, Joyce MacDonald
Hi Joyce - Currently the names of the publicly funded home-care agencies are pre-populated on the site. In the first phase of the rollout of the Registry, these are the agencies that we are focusing on. The Registry is however open to all PSWs and those employed to provide personal support services. Employees of other agencies can register, but will need to manually type in the name of the agency. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
I a man always looking to hire PSWs. Do we register as a company?
I choose to register as a personal support worker, Graduate from Humber College
I would like to know about this registry, If us PSW's registry what does it mean, and what are we going to benefit from it?
I am a psw in Ontario. I just need more information about this psw registry. What does it mean for us who are working in the profession? Are we now under regulation? Who will have access to this information? What will they be able to do with the information?
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hi can you please explain to me what does it mean for a psw to be registerd? what are the benafits ? i have been a psw for 11 years and would like to know if i can be registerd and what it takes to be registerd ? does it cost anything?is there an advantage in being registerd? please let me know asap please thankyou.
Could you please let me know if I'm register with PSW Registery Ontario, Thanks
Hi I just found out about the PSW registry..what does that mean for us? Money increase? Regulations? Are we like the college of nurses now? Do we have to pass an exam?
The registry is simply a tool which will hopefully allow us to track the workforce, education and professional development of PSW. There is no fee or exam. This is not a college or regulatory body. All the registry does is collect the data so that we, and ultimately the MOHLTC, has an accurate picture of the sector.
From the registry website:
"The Registry is a means by which PSWs can be identified and recognized for their contributions to the health care system.
The Registry assists employers in filling vacancies by allowing them to verify if an employee or prospective employee is registered. Clients and their families/caregivers are also able to verify such information.
The Registry helps the Government of Ontario plan to meet the current and future needs of Ontarians. The information it captures is invaluable to both health human resource planning and broader government policy planning."
If you have more questions, feel free to call me at 800-256-6272 x 247.
Thanks for answering my questions, greatly appreciated.
Im trying to renew my registration and i can t get on the site.. its all blue .. ive tried different sites and the same thing happens..how am i suppose to renew... Thanks :)
same thing happened with me today i was suppose to get it done today and i cant get on the web site and i try on my mobile work phone and it wont let me leave in the postal code and help on what i could do to register would be awesome email me anytime thanks
Hi there I was wondering I have a psw certificate from george brown colledge but has not been employed as a psw, can I still register or do I have to wait after I am employed to register. Thank you
When I graduated back in 2000 my teacher gave us our personal support worker pin and it has number, she said that the number is registered with the government. Is this the same thing. ?
Am I the only person offended by the language used by the person giving ctv news interview? I went to school for a yearof training. I Wasn't certified in a month. Did the ctv news coverage misrepresent what this registry stands for? We, hard working dedicated, psw's were painted in a bad light, if you watched the footage I saw
i need personal support worker (PSW) Registry Ontario number please big help for me
this i am first time appealing i need personal support worker (PSW) Registry Ontario number please big help for me
psw number is very helpful to work this i am first time appealing i need personal support worker (PSW) Registry Ontario number please big help for me
how do i register as psw? thanks
Hi I have been a psw for 17years I took my course in Montreal would I be able to register
Hi, I have been a psw for over 17 years and I believe now that it's time that we are recognized more as a professional. Many of us are looked down on and treated as if we don't matter or not a part of the nursing team. We do bedside care and a lot of paperwork, amongst many other duties. It even ranges from delegated task (trained) of giving medication to intramuscular injections. Psw out in the community has a wide range of duties, such as those delegated task and ones in the retirement homes has another set of delegated task as well as in the long term care facilities, which leads me to believe that we are all capable to do what nurses do. We are now faced with more complex cases in the long term care facilities. It is not just the aged anymore like it use to be years ago and the ministry of health does not recognize this. We now have cases from CAMH...many extreme behavioral cases that we are not trained for, but they bring the cases in for us to handle anyway, and may I add, also being understaffed. We are not mental health nurses, but we have the cases to deal with. It's about time that we are acknowledged, appreciated and recognized. I have heard and seen with my own eyes, some psw's that knows more than some nurses do...it's a shame. This is all about the institutions making money.
Hi, how come psw's are registered in Florida and other parts of the States, but not in Canada? Why the title psw...why not cna? We are certified and we are assisting the nurses. Isn't that a better title? Personal supoort worker sounds too much like someone who is one on one personal, just for that person kind of position. It may fit the community worker, but not for long term care facilities where you service more than one on the floor. We are not maids, as we are called out in the community due to the title given. We are front line, should be taken more seriously. We need to have a professional title. Someone needs to speak up for us.
Just wondering how do you become a registered paw I took my psw in 2005 at a real college and just hearing about this now ?
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