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Personal Support Worker Program
Personal Support Worker Program


Please note that the Ontario Ministry of Education has issued an order to extend the closure of Ontario Public Schools until the end of this school year to interrupt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The YRDSB is implementing a Learning and Caring plan so that all students may continue their learning during this period.  All current Continuing Education programs will now be using an online delivery model. Students are encouraged to connect with their teachers online.

At this time, the offices of Continuing Education Services are closed; however, staff are available to answer email inquiries.  Please note response times may be delayed.  Please direct your inquiry to with the program name in the subject line i.e. Adult Day School; Secondary Summer School; Night School; etc

Please continue to visit or the Board's twitter account for updates.

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Become a certified Personal Support Worker (PSW), earn high school credits, and gain employment in the health care field.

The York Region District School Board, Continuing Education Services Personal Support Program is accredited under the PSW Program Accreditation (PSWPA) and has met all the requirements of the Ontario Provincial Personal Support Worker Standards (2015) and the Ontario School Board Personal Support Worker Training Standards (2016).

The PSW program is taught by: teachers, registered nurses, physiotherapists, allied health professionals, and social workers. All potential students must attend a 2-3 hour registration session to apply to the program and be 18 years of age or older.

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