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HEADLINEQuebec relies on hundreds of asylum seekers in long-term care’s battle against COVID-19
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CBC
DATE
May 08, 2020
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Asylum seekers make up a large portion of the "guardian angels" Quebec Premier François Legault has praised in his daily briefings — the orderlies, or préposées aux bénéficiaires (PABs), working in long-term care homes — who have no guarantee they'll be allowed to stay in Canada. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Personal care

HEADLINEAsona Fagan is a personal support worker. PSWs are on the frontlines of the fight against COVID-19 in long-term care home settings. GTA Until COVID-19 hit, PSWs went virtually unnoticed. That’s changed and some say we have a lot of lessons to learn about the trials they face
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Toronto Star
DATE
May 01, 2020
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Support workers, many of whom are ethnic minorities, help dress, feed, clean and toilet residents, tasks that many Canadians, even the families of the frail, find unpleasant. They occupy the lowest rung of the health-care professional ladder and get little glory and recognition for looking after society’s most vulnerable people. Advocates say it’s overdue that personal support workers are afforded the same safeguards and oversight other workers receive. >> COVID-19-related; Personal care; Health care.

HEADLINEOne in seven Ontarians who tested positive for COVID-19 are health-care workers
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Toronto Star
DATE
Apr 29, 2020
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One in seven Ontario residents who have tested positive for COVID-19 are health-care workers, a rate that is steadily rising, provincial data reveals. That puts Ontario at one of the highest rates of health-care worker infection worldwide. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Personal care.

HEADLINEPandemic complicates life for hundreds of refugees hoping to stay in Sudbury
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Apr 24, 2020
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An estimated 500 refugees, most from Africa, came north to Sudbury in recent months because the wait list for social housing was much shorter than in southern Ontario. Immigration system still working during the pandemic, but much slower than before... Experiences of two newcomers in the fields of personal support worker and security described. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Security.

HEADLINECanada Goose increasing production of medical gear, reopens more factories
MEDIA
Toronto Star
DATE
Apr 09, 2020
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Canada Goose Holdings Inc. is moving to increase its domestic production of personal protective equipment for health-care workers across Canada. >> Sewing.

HEADLINECare homes across Canada desperate for staff amid COVID-19 outbreak turn to librarians, museum workers
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Globe & Mail
DATE
Apr 02, 2020
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Bruce County’s effort to turn librarians into nursing-home aides is just one example of the ways governments and the owners of long-term care and retirement facilities are scrambling to find extra staff as the new coronavirus sweeps through homes for seniors, sickening some front-line caregivers and frightening others away. >> COVID-19-related; Health care; Personal care.

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC
DATE
Mar 18, 2019
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13 women in Ottawa completed the first rotation of the intro to esthetics program >> Personal care; Women

HEADLINEAuto Draft
MEDIA
CBC Radio
DATE
Jan 28, 2019
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Celebrity makeup artist Hung Vanngo will spend this month flying back and forth to Los Angeles — but that trip is nothing compared to the one that brought him to Canada. >> Personal care; Entrepreneurship

Programs & Events

Sectors:
Banking & finance
Type:
Bridging
Organizers:
Seneca College
Location(s):
GTA-North, Markham
Start month:
October 2020
Minimum CLB:
7
Type:
Job search, Women
Organizers:
ACCES Employment
Location(s):
GTA-West, Mississauga
Start Date:
November 16, 2020
End Date:
December 18, 2020
Applic. Dead.:
November 13, 2020
Minimum CLB:
7