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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Labour Relations Committee Information Session

The OASIS Labour Relations Committee Information Session DSAG Update Pay Equity Update PSHSA / DS Sector Project Phase II Investigations Operating Pressures This Session is open to ED’s, Senior Managers & Board members only. On January 19, 2017, 10:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. at the Holiday Inn, Toronto Airport (970 Dixon Road, Toronto, ON) Please note that a hospitality …

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What Does an Accessible Canada Mean to You?

The Government of Canada recently launched a consultation process that will inform the development of planned accessibility legislation. We need your help in reaching as many Canadians as possible who are impacted by a disability, and ensuring that they are heard through our consultation process.  As a stakeholder, you are our most important partner as …

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Strategic Program Investments (SPI) – Notice of Application

Given OASIS’s widespread representation of non-profit organizations serving individuals with developmental disabilities, we are reaching out to you to advise that applications are now being accepted for Strategic Program Investments projects. The deadline for applications is January 6, 2017. In 2013 and 2014, three class action lawsuits alleging systemic abuse concerning the Huronia Regional Centre, …

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Response to Final Report and Recommendations of the Gender Wage Gap Strategy Steering Committe

TORONTO (September 1, 2016) — The Government of Ontario took an important step in addressing the wage gap in Ontario by releasing a report on its final recommendations. OASIS applauds the government for taking steps to strengthen economic opportunities for women and for recognizing the crucial, hidden intersection between developmental services formally, and the informal …

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Response to Ombudsman’s Report

TORONTO (August 24, 2016) — The Ombudsman of Ontario and his Office today released Nowhere to Turn, a special report in response to complaints from Ontario families of adults with developmental disabilities who are in crises situations. OASIS acknowledges the Ombudsman and his Office for its in-depth research, and demonstrated concern for developmental services …

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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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