Our Mission

To continuously strive to improve the Support Worker’s professional status through advocacy for excellence and consistency in training, services, working conditions, and value to those we serve.

Over 12 years ago, a handful of SWs had a dream. A dream for quality care for those in SWs care and recognition and respect for their fellow SWs. That is how SW Canada was born. From there, the founders found themselves picked up by Macleans Magazine and Toronto Star plus other media, speaking about the Support Worker profession’s issues. With that media, the government took notice.

Since 2010, CANSWA has grown substantially, now representing tens of thousands of SWs across Canada. They have become the official voice for SWs with Media across our nation and Federal & Provincial Governments.
CANSWA has maintained the same message since our early days and that has never changed.

Our Team

Miranda Ferrier - CEO and Provincial President

Miranda Ferrier

CEO and Provincial President
Ian DaSilva OPSWA

Ian DaSilva

Director of Operations
Rachel Estok OPSWA

Rachel Estok

Senior Policy Researcher
Ellise Floyd

Ellise Floyd

Saskatchewan Chapter President

Daphne Beck

Newfoundland Chapter President

Our friends at CANSWA provide a variety of educational resources. 

The Support Worker’s Role and Responsibilities have increased slightly, with growth occurring yearly to meet our vulnerable sector’s demands.

CANSWA has taken the initiative to protect the public, SWs, and all vested stakeholders.