Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

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Every Canadian Counts – Coalition for a National Disability Insurance Program

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As you may know, OASIS is the first sponsor of Every Canadian Counts (ECC), an emerging initiative to unite disability sector stakeholders across Canada to advocate for a national disability insurance program. It is very important to raise awareness about ECC, both within the sector and amongst the general public. OASIS would like …

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Ambassador Award Recipient, Michelle Palmer, Community Living London

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Michelle Palmer, Executive Director of Community Living London and Chair of the OASIS 2014 Annual General Meeting and Conference Committee, receives the Ambassador Award from the London Convention Centre.

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OASIS President David Barber & CLO Executive Director, Chris Beesley

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David Barber, President of OASIS, meets with ED Chris Beesley and Community Living Ontario at the closing ceremonies of their AGM and  Conference to discuss mutual concerns surrounding “Restrictive Covenants” and how they represent not only a rights issue but from the perspective of agencies, how they act as barriers to capital projects under the …

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DS Spotlight on Transformation – Issue 42, October 2014

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OASIS President, David Barber, chats with MCSS Interim Deputy Minister, Bohodar Rubashewsky

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David Barber, President of OASIS, attends retirement celebration for Deputy Minister Marg Rappolt and chats with MCSS Interim Deputy Minister (effective October 8, 2014) Bohodar Rubashewsky who has experience in both MCSS and MCYS not to mention a host  of other ministry postings that make him an ideal choice for this position.

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OASIS Labour Relations Committee Information Session

The OASIS Labour Relation Committee is hosting an Information Session on October 28, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Toronto Airport.  Session topics include Passport, Workforce Stability Discussions, 3rd Operating Pressures Survey Report and Family Status Accommodation.  For further details and registration form, click here:  October, 2014 Information Session

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OASIS President, David Barber and Minister Helena Jaczek

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David Barber, President of OASIS, talks frankly with Minister Jaczek recently after having received a copy of the Mandate Statement issued by the Premier to each of her Ministries.  Watch for the details about this meeting in the upcoming issue of the OASIS Digest.        

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Message from OASIS President, David Barber


I had the opportunity recently to speak briefly with Premiere Kathleen Wynne and thank her for her support of the Development Services Sector and the $810M allocation of new resources.

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OASIS Conference 2015 – Call for Presentations


OASIS 2015 – Call for Presentations – FINAL

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