Innovative partnership for the CEPEO and the UCPR

February 9, 2024 | Events

On February 7, 2024, the Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario (the “CEPEO”) and the United Counties of Prescott and Russell (the “UCPR”) announced an innovative partnership between the école des adultes Le Carrefour and the Prescott and Russell Residence. This collaboration marks an important step in both organizations’ commitment to education and community well-being.... Continue reading

Bridging the gap in senior care: Nearly $11M Living Classroom investment targets urgent workforce needs

January 31, 2024 | News

Waterloo, Ont. – To address the critical shortage of skilled personal support workers (PSWs) and the pressing demands of Canada’s rapidly aging population, the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging (RIA), in collaboration with the Ontario Association of Adult and Continuing Education School Board Administrators (CESBA), is excited to announce the launch of an expanded Living... Continue reading

Living Classrooms: A Fusion of Theory and Practice

August 30, 2023 | News

Students from Mohawk College will begin arriving at Tansley Woods this Fall, as they work to apply their theoretical learning in this authentic, real-world setting. The Living Classroom at Tansley Woods is Mohawk College’s second partnership with Schlegel Villages, a leader in retirement living and long-term care in Ontario. ... Continue reading

Learning to Make an Impact: The Living Classroom at Providence Manor Provides Hands-On Experiences

May 25, 2023 | News

The next generation of health care professionals are gaining hands on experience through a unique partnership with St. Lawrence College. The “Living Classroom,” located at Providence Manor long-term care home, is an innovative educational experience that sees personal support worker (PSW) students learning in a functioning, long-term care home. The collaboration with Providence Manor PSWs is leaving lasting impressions.... Continue reading

Inspiring Future Caregivers through the Living Classroom

January 16, 2023 | News

Among many teachings Ron Schlegel offered his three sons as they grew to eventually lead the organization he founded, he taught them to trust in the power of partnerships, but also to be sure to choose any partner in life wisely. Schlegel Villages president and CEO Jamie Schlegel shared this insight as he spoke at the opening of the new Living Classroom satellite training campus at The Village of Tansley Woods in Burlington, developed alongside Hamilton’s Mohawk College. ... Continue reading

Schlegel Villages and Mohawk College expand partnership, establish a dedicated training location in Burlington

January 12, 2023 | News

Mohawk College and Schlegel Villages today launched a new satellite college campus location, embedded in The Village of Tansley Woods retirement and long-term care home in Burlington, ON.... Continue reading

Free tuition for PSW program offered at Marianhill in Pembroke

December 21, 2022 | News

A long-term care home in Pembroke is offering a tuition free PSW program. Linda Tracey, the CEO at Marianhill Long-Term Care and Community Services, says they are offering a five month accelerated program to train personal support workers (PSW).... Continue reading

Haldimand County-Niagara College partnership brings post-secondary Personal Support Worker college program to Dunnville

October 27, 2022 | News

Haldimand County and Niagara College Canada have once again partnered to offer the Personal Support Worker (PSW) college certificate program at Grandview Lodge in Dunnville starting in January 2023.... Continue reading

Students, Community Partner Laud Board’s PSW Program

June 9, 2022 | News

The first class of personal support worker (PSW) students is about halfway through Near North District School Board’s (NNDSB) unique program, which re-engages learners while assisting to close the gap in employment needs in the healthcare sector. The program sees students learn in living classrooms – they learn theory and often within hours are on the floor putting into practice what they’ve just learned.... Continue reading

School board’s PSW program helps fill ‘acute’ need in community

February 14, 2022 | News

The Near North District School Board (NNDSB) launched a program this past October to help train personal support workers (PSWs), and the response has surpassed expectations.... Continue reading