Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

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Save the Date! OASIS Conference 2017 – May 3-5, Ottawa

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OASIS’ Four Pillars

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Materials for Members As noted in our October Newsletter, on October 20, 2015, OASIS held an information day at Queens Park that included a number of meetings throughout the day with Members of Provincial Parliament.  The day was used as part of an overall strategy to drive awareness of issues of importance to OASIS’ membership, educate …

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OASIS Learning Opportunity – Public Sector Leadership Institute

Dear OASIS Member Agency, OASIS has 10 spaces for the Public Sector Leadership Initiative Cohort 8, which begins in November 2016.  This is an excellent program that has been taken by a number of senior leaders from OASIS member agencies. The program is designed for both learning and networking, with registrants coming from across the …

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Nonprofit Driven | ONN Conference 2016

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Be Bold. Drive Change. Together. Nonprofit Driven | ONN Conference 2016 October 19 – 20 | Allstream Centre, Exhibition Place, Toronto Connect, learn, and strategize with leaders from across the province on policy issues vital to building a strong and resilient nonprofit sector in Ontario. Fundamentals – Pre-Event* Wednesday, October 19 | 9am – 5pm …

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2016 George Braithwaite Scholarship Winner – Janet Lorimer

The winner of this year’s George Braithwaite Scholarship Award began her career in social services as a Service Coordinator, and shortly afterward became a Residential Manager overseeing 24hr. supervised homes for children. Anyone who knows her can attest to her passion for the people she provides support to, and this led to the creation of …

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2016 Gerry Sutton Scholarship Winner – Christina Hall

The winner of the 2016 Gerry Sutton Scholarship has worked in the developmental services field for 25 years.  She started her career working with children and families, and has progressed through many different roles at her organization, to her current role of Program Manager and Education Co-ordinator. She is relatively new to a formal leadership …

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2016 Annie Oliver Award Winner – The Honourable John Baird

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, the Honourable John Baird, is a native of Ottawa with two decades of experience in politics, this year’s recipient of the Annie Oliver award held a …

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Response to Ontario Government’s New Autism Plan

RELEASE TORONTO (April 13, 2016) — The Ontario government has announced a new Ontario Autism Program which integrates Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) and Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) into one system. The new system, however, limits IBI to children between two and four and comes at the expense of children who are five or will turn …

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OASIS Bi-Monthly Newsletter – February 2016

OASIS Newsletter – February 2016 The OASIS newsletter is a bi-monthly newsletter keeping you up-to-date on our member agencies and the Ontarians they serve. This month’s edition includes: An update from OASIS’ President on the Patrons Council An update on the Ontario Government’s shift towards greater community inclusion Community spotlight on: Community Living Campbell/Brighton’s partnership to develop …

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OASIS Submission to the Ontario Ministry of Labour Steering Committee

Closing the Gender Wage Gap The Hidden Gendered Costs of Informal Caregiving Introduction OASIS wishes to thank the steering committee for meeting with our organization during the process of gathering information and consulting with Ontarians. We have carefully reviewed the appended materials, and hope that our submission reflects the values of our organization – collaborative, …

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