Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

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2014-2015 Gerry Sutton Scholarship Winner – Marion Graves

As the recipient of the Gerry Sutton Scholarship for 2014-2015, Marion Graves has consistently demonstrated strong leadership through various initiatives – within her own agency, and at a regional level. She has been involved in Ministry planning initiatives for both children and adults for more than 20 years. Marion has offered her expertise and experience …

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2014-2015 George Braithwaite Scholarship Winner – Judy Pryde

Judy Pryde has been Executive Director at her agency since late 2003.  In her 11 years with the agency, she has been an integral part of growing and developing close partnerships within her community.  She continuously keeps her focus on individuals that are in need now, while also identifying those who are aging and require …

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2014-2015 President’s Scholarship Award Winner – Krista Haiduk-Collier

As a new CEO, Krista Haiduk-Collier is in the position of developing and implementing new strategic and operational goals to prepare her agency for the future, while ensuring that the excellent work done to date is not dismissed.   Krista’s 24 years at her agency and over 26 years’ experience in the field have left her …

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2015 Annie Oliver Award Winner – Michelle Palmer

The Annie Oliver Award for Excellence, named after the founding President of OASIS, Annie Oliver, is awarded each year for outstanding contributions to the work of OASIS. This year’s winner, Michelle Palmer, Executive Director at Community Living London, has demonstrated her commitment both to her agency, and to the developmental services sector as a whole …

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OASIS Monthly Newsletter – May 2015

Read the first issue of the newly formatted OASIS Monthly Newsletter here:  Oasis Monthly Newsletter

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Premier Wynne’s Community Hub Framework Advisory Group

As you may know, the Premier of Ontario recently appointed Karen Pitre as Special Advisor on Community Hubs and members to the Premier’s Community Hub Framework Advisory Group.   The Special Advisor and the Advisory Group are reviewing provincial policies and developing a framework for adapting existing public assets to become community hubs. More information …

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Developmental Services Housing Task Force now Accepting Proposals

Ontario Seeking Innovative Housing Solutions for People with Developmental Disabilities Ontario’s Developmental Services Housing Task Force is welcoming proposals for original housing projects for adults with developmental disabilities. The Task Force is looking for creative, inclusive and cost-effective housing solutions that can be replicated in communities across the province. The best ideas will be funded …

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Dental Care for Persons with a Developmental Disability

Concern has been expressed about the difficulty persons with developmental disabilities encounter across Ontario in accessing oral health (dental) care. Most individuals and their caregivers believe that oral health is an important part of overall health. The need for an integrated provincial strategy to build capacity and coordinate primary and dental care services throughout the …

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