PSW & Simulation

PSW & Simulation

Ontario’s Action Plan for Health Care (2012) identifies a number of priorities relating to the health and healthcare of seniors, with particular emphasis on measures enabling seniors to live independently at home. These online educational modules were created by SIM-one with funding support from The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (MOHLTC) as part of SIM-one's Seniors Care Project. These modules support best practices in simulation-based training in Personal Support Worker (PSW) curricula to support seniors living at home. These modules are freely available to all PSW faculty and professionals in the healthcare simulation community.

SIM-one would like to thank Georgian College for supporting the production of these initial modules.


  • Bruce Ballon, SIM-one
  • Yvonne Galbraith, Georgian College
  • Karen MacDonald, Georgian College

SIM-one would also like to thank the following individuals for their contributions: Helen Brown, Ian Caunce, Trevor Heyland, Skyler Mitrie, Sandra Phillips, Tyler Thomas.

Please note this is a growing resource. If you wish to share these PSW- and simulation-related resources, please contact

PSW Community of Practice

SIM-one's "Personal Support Workers" Community of Practice serves as an online space for communication, collaboration and resource sharing for PSWs interested in simulation.

If you would like to join the CoP, you will need to do the following:

  1. Create a user account on the SIM-one website by visiting: Creating an account is easy and free. (If you already have a SIM-one website account, please skip this step.)
  2. Once you have created an account and are logged in to the SIM-one website, visit where you can request to join the CoP.