Colleges and Institutes Canada

Building Capacity in long term care

The COVID-19 pandemic has further highlighted the critical role that personal support workers play in our healthcare system. The shortage of these workers has been growing in recent years and has significantly increased during the pandemic. To help alleviate urgent needs, while training new workers in the sector, we launched the Building Capacity in long term care project, which was announced in December. Funded by Employment and Social Development Canada, the project will train approximately 2,600 new supportive care assistants thanks to an accelerated online program and paid internships.