Implementing lessons learned from the pandemic to support our vulnerable populations

The purpose of this project is to improve the lives of citizens in The Region of Durham through a partnership between the Regional government and Ontario Tech University. This project will tackle issues related to aiding vulnerable populations in our communities such as members of our homeless population and seniors living in long-term care homes. It will accomplish these goals by:
• Examine how feasible and effective it is to set up community hubs for the homeless and other vulnerable populations, where they can meet all their health, mental health, and other needs in one place.
• Determine what factors/attributes make nurses and personal support workers decide whether or not they want to be employed in long-term care workforce, with the goal of attracting more prospective nurses and PSW to work in this sector.

Faculty Supervisor:

Winnie Sun


Voletta Peters;Farzana Rahman


The Regional Municipality of Durham






Ontario Tech University



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