Perinatal Support Worker

Acknowledgement of Completion
Mix of classroom and online
Build on your existing skills and knowledge as a Personal Support Worker in this new program!
New mother holding baby with support worker by her side

Interested in learning more about this program?
If you are interested in attending a short online information session for this program, register by clicking on the button below.  We will contact you by email as details become available.

Register for the next information session!



Open to Personal Support Worker graduates, the PNSW program covers the period from conception through the first year of a newborn's life. The program encompasses support for low and high risk women (social as well as medical) and includes working with the disabled community. No other support program offers such a comprehensive curriculum.

Upon completion of the program, the PNSW will function much like a Personal Support Worker does, acting both independently and under supervision of a health care professional such as a nurse or midwife depending upon the circumstance of their employment.

As an independent, ancillary member of the health care team the PNSW will be able to act as an advocate for the women and families they support. Working in collaboration with other members of a woman's health care team the PNSW can create the most appropriate and personalized emotional, educational and physical support for mother, baby and family. The PNSW will also be able to deliver perinatal education to new and expecting parents.

The PNSW program offers a new and innovative career option for those whose passion is working with new and expecting families.

  • Train to provide evidence based educational, emotional and physical support appropriate to the individual needs of the client/s
  • Learn to provide supportive care for newborns and infants up to the age of 1 year
  • Courses are completed online and in-class on weekends, allowing students to work while in the program
Program Contact
Continuing Education Health and Nursing

You must be a graduate of a Personal Support Worker Program from a recognized College / Post-Secondary institution.

Apply Now!

 In-Class Dates

The program schedule below is for the Fall 2019 and Winter 2020 terms. 

Further details will be available in the Continuing Education Course Catalogue prior to the start of each term. 

Course Date Course Time Course Location
September 21st & 22nd, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
October 26th & 27th, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
November 23rd & 24th, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm


December 14th & 15th, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
January 25th & 26th, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
February 22nd & 23rd, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
March 28th & 29th, 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS
April 25th & 26th 2020 9:00am - 5:00pm IAHS

Perinatal Support Workers may be able to find employment in the following areas:

  •  Birthing clinics
  •  Hospitals
  •  In Home
  •  Doctors Clinic
  •  Breastfeeding Clinics
  •  Parenting Education Facilities
  •  Private Businesses & Agencies