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February 8, 2021 3:36 PM

Free Supportive Care program expands to GTA

Conestoga’s Supportive Care program is now recruiting students throughout the Greater Toronto Area for free virtual classes that will begin this March.

The Supportive Care certificate program prepares learners to assist individuals needing support to live independently in the home or community. Learners will develop a clear understanding of their role as a member of the health-care team and how they can add real value to the health-care system and positively influence the lives of others.

“The college has worked with health-care partners in Waterloo Region and throughout southern Ontario to deliver supportive care training, and we are pleased to expand to the GTA through a partnership with Spectrum,” said Gail Jordon, director, Workforce Development & Corporate Training. “Our employer partners ensure graduates secure employment as a supportive care provider upon completion of the program. Graduates from this next cohort will have employment opportunities through Spectrum in Toronto, Scarborough, Mississauga, Brampton, Vaughan, Markham, Newmarket and other areas throughout the GTA.”

During employment, graduates also have the opportunity to continue their studies and complete the PSW certification program online through Conestoga, which will be fully sponsored by Spectrum.

“The cost of tuition is typically a barrier for students when considering post-secondary education,” added Jordan. “Through provincial funding, students enrolled in the Supportive Care program at Conestoga are able to complete their training without worry of any financial burden.”

To learn more about the Supportive Care certificate program, the college will host virtual information sessions. Register to attend through the event listings:

 Program admission requirements:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma, or equivalent, or 19 yeas of age of older
  • Students must be able to receive instruction, respond and research in English (Canadian Language Benchmark of Level 7 is strongly recommended)
  • Students must be eligible to work and study in Canada

For more information about Conestoga's Supportive Care program, contact Taylor Wells.