This diverse group of caregivers includes homecare workers, social workers, community support workers, development services workers, personal support workers and peer counsellors.
SEIU Healthcare represents more workers in the community care sector than any other union.
Despite the important work they do, caregivers in the community care sector are among the most vulnerable of healthcare workers. We are committed to supporting them, to ensure they are respected and valued in keeping with their growing importance to healthcare delivery.
We have been a leading voice for change in this sector. We were instrumental in establishing Ontario’s Personal Support Workers Registry, an important initiative with the potential for improving the delivery of homecare services for workers and clients alike. Thanks to our ongoing advocacy, homecare is rising as a healthcare priority for all political parties in Ontario.