What is a Personal Support Worker?

We can be found everywhere making a difference in the lives of those in their care.

Personal Support Workers (PSWs) provide care to any person who requires personal assistance with activities of daily living (ADL).

PSWs provide personal care and related paraprofessional services in accordance with an established plan of care.

The Roles and Responsibilities of the PSW have increased slightly, with growth occurring yearly to meet the demands of this vulnerable sector.

PSWs are typically involved in both personal care tasks and incidental activities of daily living such as housekeeping, meal preparation, socialization, and companionship.

They may provide additional care as delegated by a Regulated Health Professional (RHP) as needed and when it can be performed safely and within provincial legislation.

Personal Support Workers care for everyone — from age 0 to 100.

Where do Personal Support Workers work?

PSWs can be found making a difference in these settings:

Long-Term Care Homes

Home Care


School Boards

Group Homes


Community Care

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