COVID-19 Update for November 9 2020 – 2:00pm
The provincial government issued a media release today announcing a new recruitment program to raise staffing levels in long-term care homes.
Ontario Workforce Reserve for Senior Support
Addressing the shortage of support in long-term care homes, the provincial government has initiated a program to help long-term care homes by training and deploying interested Ontarians as Resident Support Aides to long-term care homes during the COVID-19 pandemic. Ontarians can access the program through the Ontario Matching Portal and will be screened, trained and matched with a home. According to the media release, this program is seeking individuals “interested in new opportunities – specifically those who are unemployed or have been displaced from the retail and hospital industries or administrative roles as well as students in education programs.”