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Personal Support Worker Program

Next Session Begins February 2017 – Orientation Sessions in January

If you are interested in registering for the PSW Program session beginning in February 2017, please call 613-284-2613. Download a copy of the information package in order to determine the documents, tests, and other information that must be submitted at the orientation session. Kevin Dionne, Coordinator of Continuing Education will review your application and other important information at the orientation session. PSW courses will be offered in: Carleton Place (NEW!), Brockville, Kemptville, Gananoque, Vankleek Hill, Cornwall and Morrisburg (Note: Each course will run based on sufficient enrollment.).


Winter 2016-2017 Information Sessions

Please register to attend the information session for the January PSW Program intake by calling 613-258-7757 or 1-800-443-4562 ext.0.

*Please arrive fifteen (15) minutes before the scheduled start time.

Location Session Date/Time Location Details
Brockville Monday, November 7, 2016
3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
St. Mary CHS
40 Central Ave. W., Brockville, ON
Cornwall/Morrisburg Friday, November 11, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Cornwall Board Office
835 Campbell Street, Cornwall, ON
Gananoque Wednesday, November 2, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
St. Joseph Catholic School
235 Georgiana St., Gananoque, ON
Kemptville Monday, November 14, 2016
3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
St. Michael CHS
2755 Highway 43, Kemptville, ON
Vankleek Hill Monday, October 31, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
St. Jude Catholic School
5355 Highway 34, Vankleek Hill, ON
Carleton Place Wednesday, November 16, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Notre Dame CHS
157 McKenzie St., Carleton Place, ON


Program Outline

This accredited program (which follows the training standards set out by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) can be completed over a 5 month period of time beginning in either September or January/February. It includes 330 hours of in-class instruction, 90 hours of supervised clinical workplace experience, 270 hours of co-op/consolidation workplace experience (with both long-term care and community placements), and 7 senior secondary school credits towards the Ontario Secondary Diploma requirements.


Registration Information

The cost of the program is $1,100.00. This amount is due in full prior to the start of the program.  Late fees will not be accepted unless it is approved in advance by the PSW Coordinator.


Admission Requirements

The following are some of the requirements for acceptance into the program:

  • Be able to commute to classes and clinical/work placements
  • Have the fitness level necessary to perform the duties required of a PSW
  • Be nineteen years of age or older
  • Be an Ontario resident  – provide 1 copy of proof of residency (please provide one of the following; driver’s license, tax bill, lease agreement, cable/TV bill, etc.)
  • A clear vulnerable sector screening check
  • An up to date immunization record (blood titres must accompany the immunization record – it is required for placements)
  • Current Two Step TB test (if step one-skin test-is positive – you must include a chest x-ray showing report of “no active TB”)
  • Influenza vaccination (influenza vaccine is mandatory for clinical and co-op placements)
  • Canadian Birth Certificate *Please note that if you are a non-Canadian citizen, you will need to present at the orientation session proof of “Citizenship & Immigration Canada” documentation. A form “Confirmation of Residency and Eligibility” must be completed and signed confirming that the data on the form is accurate. It will be examined to verify eligibility by the Continuing Education school official. 
  • Secondary School Transcript (note:  if you have an IEP, please provide us with it, so we can guide you accordingly)
  • Current resume or list of jobs you held along with dates you worked


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    School of Alternative and Continuing Education
    30 McGill Street N., Smiths Falls