Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

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Bill 148

OASIS prepared a formal submission to the Bill 148 consultation process. To view the submission, click here. Bill 148 arises at a point of tremendous uncertainty for the developmental services sector in Ontario. The sector is in crisis due to a lack of funding by relevant government Ministries. This crisis has been accurately reflected …

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Member Group of Distinction Leadership Award for providing – Excellence – Innovation – and Leadership in the developmental services sector

Community Living Essex County OASIS created a new Member Leadership Award this year to recognize an organization who demonstrates excellence, innovation and leadership in the developmental services sector and best exemplifies the interests and mission of OASIS. Community Living Essex is well known in the sector as a partner and innovator dedicated to supporting people to …

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Annie Oliver Award Recipient

Donna Britten, Community Living Toronto This year’s winner of the Annie Oliver Award is Donna Britten.  For more than 40 years, Donna has been an active member of Community Living Toronto. Donna has fought for inclusive education opportunities not only for her son David but children everywhere.  Her belief in the importance of family connection …

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President’s Scholarship Award Recipient

Mark Snedden, Ottawa – Carleton Lifeskills Inc. As a forward thinker, Mark has been influential in connecting with organizations searching for suitable programs for individuals they serve.  Through his continued networking efforts, he was instrumental in securing a solid partnership with Ottawa Community Immigrant Services Organization Non-Profit Housing Corporation.  Mark intends to use the funds …

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Gerry Sutton Scholarship Award Recipient

Karen Bolger, Community Living Essex County The winner of this year’s Gerry Sutton Scholarship Award is Karen Bolger of Community Living Essex County.  Karen has over 30 years involvement in the Developmental Services Sector and is currently the Director of Community Living Operations.  Karen is involved in local, regional and provincial activities including the Windsor- …

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George Braithwaite Scholarship Award Recipient

Dione Schumacher, Community Living South Muskoka The winner of this year’s George Braithwaite Scholarship Award is Dione Schumacher of Community Living South Muskoka.  Dione has been a dedicated and hardworking staff member and manager at Community Living South Muskoka for 24 years.  Dione has led the DSW apprenticeship program, sits as Co-Chair to the Georgian …

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OASIS 20th ANNIVERSARY

There can be no doubt that Ontario is now a much better place for individuals with Developmental Disabilities than it was before OASIS’ founding 20 years ago. In that time, our membership has grown from 6 members to 191, and we have transformed from an organization focused on “Surviving” to one that is “Thriving”. Now, …

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OASIS Grassroots Provincial Awareness Campaign

We know that clear and consistent messaging and well-established relationships are key to helping to raise awareness of the needs of our communities.  As well, it is important that we help government and our community understand the importance of agencies in providing high-quality employees who will help facilitate a healthy and inclusive Ontario. With candidate …

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