Information Letter

Understanding what factors influence the attraction, recruitment and retention of Personal Support Workers' in the City of Greater Sudbury

This online survey is sponsored and funded by Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin.

Purpose of this Survey
The purpose of this survey is to understand what factors influence the attraction, recruitment and retention of Personal Support Workers (PSWs) in the City of Greater Sudbury. 

Procedures and Privacy
The survey will ask some basic information about you (such as age, how long you have been a PSW) along with specific information related to your work as a PSW and your future plans.   You will not be asked any identifying information about you and/or your employer. Only the research team will have access to the survey responses.

The survey will take up to 10 minutes to complete and is anonymous.  We hope you will complete the survey in its entirety and really value your honest feedback.  You have the right to stop answering at any time and have the option of not answering any question by skipping it entirely.   

Potential Benefits 
The survey will not necessarily benefit you directly; however, we hope to learn more about your local experience as a PSW.  Findings may have positive implications for local labour market planning, training, program delivery, and agencies that employ PSWs.

Potential Risks and Burdens
The risks involved in participating in this study are low. For example, there are questions about your work experience in the healthcare field as a PSW which may be uncomfortable to answer.  As noted, you can skip any question if you choose to.

The final results from data analysis will be reported in summary report by April 2019. This report will be available to participants, on request. Individual responses are confidential and will be destroyed after one year.

Any questions?
If you would like more information about the survey, please contact Reggie Caverson, Executive Director, Workforce Planning for Sudbury & Manitoulin by emailing:  or by calling 1-705-675-5822.