PSW schools

There are many full-time and part-time programs in Ontario to help you get the training you need to begin your rewarding career as a PSW. For more information about a specific program, please contact the school’s admissions department.

OSCA-accredited schools

Schools accredited under the standards of the Ontario Community Support Association (OSCA) meet the training criteria required by PSWs working in long-term care and all other practice settings.  For a full list of accredited schools, visit the Personal Support Worker Education Program Accreditation (PSWEPA).

NACC Common Standards Group

The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) provides common standards for PSW training.  These standards meet the training criteria required by PSWs working in all practice settings.  For a list of participating schools, visit the NACC Common Standards Group.


Colleges adhere to the vocational standards of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.  These standards meet the training criteria required by PSWs working in all practice settings.

Cambrian College
Canadore College
Centennial College
Confederation College
Durham College
Fanshawe College
Fleming College
George Brown College
Georgian College
Humber College
Loyalist College
Mohawk College
Niagara College
Northern College
Sault College
Seneca College
Sheridan Institute
St. Clair
St. Lawrence

French colleges

La Cite (Ottawa)
Boreal (Sudbury, Timmins, Toronto, Windsor)

Boards of Education

The following list of school boards offer a PSW program through the Ontario Secondary School curriculum and co-operative education guidelines. 

Algoma District School Board
Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board*
CEPEO (French Board)*
Dufferin Peel District School BoardDurham DSB*
Durham Catholic District School Board*
Halton District School Board
Hasting Prince Edward District School Board*
Hamilton Wentworth Catholic District School Board*
Limestone District School Board*
Niagara District School Board*
Niagara Catholic District School Board
Ottawa Carlton District School Board
Ottawa Carlton Catholic District School Board
Renfrew District School Board
Simcoe County District School Board
Thames Valley District School Board
Toronto District School Board
Upper Canada District School Board
Waterloo Catholic District School Board
York District School Board*
York Catholic District School Board

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