2.12.14 - “We […] will hire more […] personal support workers”
Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care was released in February 2023, with a key pillar being the hiring of more healthcare workers. The Ford government points to the steps already taken, such as the Plan to Stay Open, in which the Ontario government is developing a plan for internationally educated personal support workers to join the workforce. They also point to increased training for personal support workers. This promise is in progress as it is contingent on the number of personal support workers at the end of the government’s second term being net positive compared to the start of the term.
“And we are fulfilling our commitment to funding the training of 24,000 personal support workers by the end of 2023. Between Winter 2020 and January 2023, over 23,600 are in training or have completed their training.”
Your Health: A Plan for Connected and Convenient Care
“A new program for internationally educated personal support workers will bring 500 new home and community care and long-term care workers into the system.”
Plan to Stay Open: Health System Stability and Recovery
“Here are some key facts about Home support workers, housekeepers and related occupations in the Ontario region: Approximately 24,850 people work in this occupation.”
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