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CarePartners is Stuck In The Past, let's work together to shape the future. Add your name and email to the form below and click "submit" to send a letter to the CEO of CarePartners.

Dear Linda Knight,

Most personal support workers (PSWs) employed by CarePartners are passionate about helping people live with a sense of dignity and respect. PSWs care deeply about their job and their clients, but they are not cared for by you, their employer. Frontline healthcare workers do not do their jobs to get rich. Profits derived by for-profit organizations, such as the one you own, are never shared or re-invested into the needs of frontline workers. CarePartners experiences high level of staff turnover, largely because the working conditions of this employer are Stuck in the Past.

I write to you to address the injustices faced by PSWs employed by CarePartners across Ontario. The environments these PSWs work in fall well short of industry health and safety standards. CarePartners has failed to demonstrate that it values its frontline staff. This profitable business does not aim to improve the working lives of its employees.

While PSWs care for others’ health, they receive zero paid sick days to protect their own wellness. Many of them live paycheque to paycheque and have no retirement security options. Furthermore, CarePartners demonstrates little regard for their employees’ safety and well-being. On the job, PSWs experience numerous traumas, including bullying, harassment, second-hand smoke, dog bites, and exposure to bug infestations.

Linda, you have the power to improve the working lives of those you rely so heavily upon. Homecare is considered the future of the healthcare system, yet CarePartners is not meeting the needs of its workers today. Help turn what is now a lowly healthcare job, into something PSWs can be proud of. Help turn being a PSW into a lifelong career.

Sincerely,

Add A Facebook Frame To Your Profile Picture

To raise awareness of the “Stuck In The Past” campaign, we’re encouraging all members, friends and family to spread the word! One simple way you can do this is by using our customized frame and adding it to your Facebook profile picture. The entire process takes less than one minute! Here’s how to do it in 3 simple steps.

Note: You must “like” SEIU Healthcare on Facebook, and be logged into your account, in order to have access to the frame

1. To find the post, simply click here

2. Once you access the post, simply click the “Try It” button in the bottom right corner under the photo. It will take you to the “Change Your Profile Picture” page

3. This is where you customize your photo to fit the frame. You can simply use your current profile picture, or change it to a new one. You may also zoom in and out using the (+ / -) bar directly below the template. You can also set a time limit for using this special frame. Once you’re satisfied with any adjustments, simply click the blue “Use As Profile Picture” button in the bottom right. Your profile picture will change right away.

Here is what your new profile picture will look like: