Education Resources

Ian DaSilva

Director of Operations

How to work for yourself as a PSW – YouTube

Join the Ontario PSW Association’s Director of Operations Ian DaSilva for “How to work for yourself as a PSW”

Workplace English for Personal Support Workers

Free Online Course

Develop communication skills to:

  • Interact effectively with clients and co-workers
  • Communicate clearly with emergency services
  • Write clear and accurate reports or case notes

Expand your knowledge of dementia

This 4-hour self-paced online program has been shown to significantly increase dementia knowledge and is comprised of four courses: 

  1. Foundations of Dementia
  2. Responsive Behaviours and Mental Health
  3. Home Supports and Safety
  4. Promoting Brain Health and Caregiver Wellness.

Demonstrate your new knowledge by sharing your Certificate of Completion with employers. Developed by experts in geriatrics, mental health and online learning.

$5 off LEAP Personal Support Worker for OPSWA & CANSWA members

OPSWA and CANSWA has teamed up with Pallium Canada to offer our members a discount on LEAP Personal Support Worker.

As personal support workers, we provide care on a daily basis to patients with life-limiting illnesses, and their families. Take LEAP Personal Support Worker to learn how to better care for patients, help identify those who could benefit from a palliative care approach, and have increased confidence in communicating with the wider health care team. LEAP Personal Support Worker is flexible and can be completed in the comfort of your own home and at your own pace. Learn more about LEAP Personal Support Worker here:

Ciian Course

CANSWA & OPSWA Members Get 25% Off Online Conflict Skills Training  

Use Coupon Code “CANSWA25” at checkout to receive 25% off.