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May 19th, 2024 - Canadian PSW Day 

WHEREAS Personal Support Worker Day is held every year on May 19 to recognize the invaluable work PSWs do in our lives; and  

WHEREAS PSWs are the backbone of the health system and approximately 35% of all PSWs in Ontario work in the home and community sector, delivering a range of vital services that reduce the need for more expensive hospital care, emergency room visits, or long-term care; and  

WHEREAS it is important to recognize the importance of the role of Personal Support Workers who provide the utmost of care, respect, and dignity to our community’s most vulnerable and acknowledge that the work and services they provide selflessly every day are truly invaluable;  

THEREFORE, I, Mayor Toby Randell, on behalf of the Council of the Town of Carleton Place, hereby proclaim May 19, 2024, to be “Personal Support Worker (PSW) Day” in the Town of Carleton Place.