Saskatchewan Chapter of Canswa
The Saskatchewan Chapter of CANSWA supports Continuing Care Assistants working in Longterm Care, in the Community and within the Hospital setting.
CANSWA Saskatchewan also advocates for Support Workers working with individuals with Challenges and Special Needs. Currently there is no affiliation between CCAs and Support Workers in our province; however both work with vulnerable individuals.
The Saskatchewan chapter of CANSWA works to improve, support and bring recognition to the frontline efforts of CCAs and Support Workers.
Saskatchewan Chapter President - Ellise Floyd
Ellise was born and raised in rural Saskatchewan. Ellise spent several years living in Regina before returning to small city living. Ellise graduated with distinctions from the Continuing Care Assistant program in 2017. She currently works in Longterm care as well as in the community with Homecare.
Ellise is passionate about social justice and strives to bring recognition and respect to the Support worker field. Ellise is embracing all of life’s experiences with her husband and their three children.
For more information contact EFloyd@canswa.ca
Newfoundland & Labrador Chapter of Canswa
Daphne Beck - NFLD Chapter President
I am currently working as a Personal Care Attendant in a long term care facility. I have been working as a full-time PCA for 12 years and part-time HSW for 10 years. Also worked as a first responder for 13 years prior.
I graduated with honours in the PCA program with keyin college I also graduated with a diploma in Therapeutic Recreation.
I live in St Lawrence,NL with my husband Gary, teenage son Justin and golden retriever Brandy! I love working with the elderly and am a strong advocate for them. I am a strong voice and advocate for PCA’s in NL and am hopeful as we join together in becoming members of CANSWA and being recognized as our own professional body!
To contact Daphne; Please email DBeck@canswa.ca
Marcus Parsons - NFLD Chapter Executive Director
I was born in Kingston Ontario. I moved to St. John’s Newfoundland in 2008 for my family and have been living in the St. John’s area ever since.
I have three diplomas one in Ministerial Studies, one in Social Services and another as a Personal Care Attendant. With these qualifications combined I have found them very beneficial to aiding me in providing a holistic approach to the care of my residents.
Before I moved to Newfoundland, I worked as a Counselor with those with developmental needs and assisted those individuals with activities of daily living, cooking, job coaching and socialization.
In Newfoundland, I worked in Home Care and as a Youth Care Worker. I have been working in long term care as a Personal Care Attendant for 9 years. I worked in a private long- term care facility first and then for the past 8 years have been working for Eastern Health. I care deeply for all the residents I serve. I also enjoy working with and care about the staff who are employed with me.
I am anticipating that with Canswa we will be able to provide the Personal Care Attendants and Homecare Workers of Newfoundland and Labrador with the professional support that they require.
To Contact Marcus: Mparsons@canswa.ca
Ontario Chapter of the Canswa
The Ontario Personal Support Worker Association is the Professional Association for PSWs across Ontario. OPSWA is managed by PSWs and work to represent the vocation and improve the care societies most vulnerable receive. We understand the difficulties PSWs deal with everyday. OPSWA represents thousands of Personal Support Workers across Ontario and that number continues to grow.
OPSWA is Proud to be the first Chapter of the Canadian Support Workers Association. If you are from Ontario - we are YOUR association.
Find out more about us at www.opswa.ca