• Norfolk: 519-426-6170 or 519-582-3579 | Haldimand: 905-318-6623

Job Specific Training

Long Term Care Training – Housekeeping and Laundry or Dietary Aide

  • Practical Training certificates provided to those with Grade 12
  • Clean criminal record

Housekeeping and Laundry requires no further training except for those accepting permanent positions with Norview. In such cases employees are required to obtain Housekeeping and Laundry methodology course which are available on-line within 12 months of accepting the position. NO OTHER FACILITY requires this additional certification.

Dietary Aide Training allows the client to obtain hands on training within a facility in order to increase their life skills surrounding the work environment and enable them to determine if this area of employment is suitable to them. The Safe Food Handling certificate is included in the community placement training and is required prior to the start of the community placement

When this training is complete clients are able to accept employment in this field however will be required by the employer to enrol in the Food Service Worker Course available evenings at Fanshawe College. Each employer monitors the client’s progress in the certificate course and can terminate employment should the employee not succeed in this course.

Personal Support Worker (PSW) Orientation

This is a Job Specific training program which provides the client with hands on training and orientation in the day to day duties of a PSW. It will determine if the client is suited for this type of employment and if PSW certified.

  • Must have grade 12 English
  • Has six high school credits attached

This program is provided by GELA and is open the public. Support to clients who have completed PSW orientation for funding is available. This certification allows graduates to obtain employment as PSW’s. The course includes CPR/First Aide training, Safe Food Handling Certificate, GPA certificate and Dementia Awareness training on top the mandatory training outlined by OCSA.

Personal Support Worker Certificate Program

District School Board of Niagara

Program locations:

  • Lifetime Learning Centre – St. Catharines (day)
  • Port Colborne High School – Port Colborne (day)
  • Niagara falls Program – Niagara Falls (evening/weekends)

Length: Sept – June, 38 weeks, 25 hrs./week

Personal Support Worker Program

Niagara Catholic District School Board

The Personal Support Worker program teaches the essential skills necessary to care for people living at home and in institutional settings. Classroom labs will prepare students for the opportunity to demonstrate their skills at a clinical setting in a long-term care facility. In order to meet program requirements, students must complete a theory component, complete required hours in a long-term care facility, as well as within the community. Successful students may seek employment in hospitals, nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, community care facilities, and private homes.


  • Fr. Patrick H. Fogarty Campus
    269 Thorold Road West
    Welland, ON L3C 3W1
  • St. Ann Campus
    5895 North Street
    Niagara Falls, ON L2G 1J7
  • St. Thomas Campus
    68 Eastchester Ave.
    St. Catharines, ON L2P 2Y4

Co-op Program

Grand Erie District School Board, District School Board of
Niagara, Niagara Catholic District School Board

  • Must register with GELA for high school credits
  • Must have G2
  • High School Co-op Credit obtained through Hands on training at Haldimand Motors
    and other employers

Education: Getting Your High School Diploma

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology – Academic Upgrading Program Adult Upgrading Program: A Free Fast Tract program to College, GED, apprenticeship, and employment.

Grand Erie Learning Alternatives, Independent Learning Centre – Simcoe Centre Wide range of distance education courses that allow adults to upgrade their basic skills, or study for personal development.

Haldimand Norfolk Literacy Council Adult Learning Centre – Dunnville and Simcoe Numeracy and Essential Skills Services that help learners transition to their goals of employment and training.

Newstart Alternative Education Program – Alternative education program for Six Nations and New Credit community (age 16 and up) to earn their Ontario Secondary school diploma.

Norfolk Community Help Centre – (Frogmore) Literacy and Basic Skills Numeracy and Essential Skills Services that help learners transition to their goals of employment and training.

Education: Skills Upgrade

Conestoga College – Offers courses in downtown Brantford, through the Laurier Brantford location.

Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology – James N Allan Campus Offers a wide variety of educational experiences on a full and part-time basis to meet the educational needs of adults at all levels of education.
Academic Upgrading Program Adult Upgrading Program: A Free Fast Tract program to College, GED, apprenticeship, and employment.

Mohawk College – Comprehensive college with campuses in Hamilton

Six Nations Polytechnic Six Nations Polytechnic – An Aboriginal community-controlled, community based human resource development center addressing issues and needs from an Aboriginal perspective.