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Proclamation: May 19th, 2023 is Canadian PSW Day

Whereas the Ontario government in 2010 to recognize the essential service Personal Support Workers (PSWs) provide in sustaining our health-care system and providing high-quality community and home-based care; and

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 monumental 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, 2023 to be “Personal Support Worker (PSW) Day” in the Town of Carleton Place.