Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

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MEDIA RELEASE: OASIS Operating Cost Pressures Survey

Click here to review our Media Release concerning OASIS’ 4th Operating Cost Pressures Survey to an audience of more than 200 Developmental Service (DS) sector professionals. This report has become increasingly important as OASIS continues to monitor and assess the impact that 9 years of zero budget increases have had on community agencies. …

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Board Highlights, Volume 1, Issue 2

The OASIS Board Highlights will be a regular publication that covers key highlights and presentations made at OASIS Board meetings. Our aim is to keep our members informed about the goals and activities of OASIS Board of Directors. If you are interested in/or have questions about items addressed in the Board Highlights, please feel free to email …

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Media Release: People with Developmental Disabilities will receive less support under government’s proposed wage bill

On October 30, 2017, a Media Release was developed in collaboration with Community Living Ontario and Provincial Network. The release focused on the estimate that the Ontario Government’s Bill 148, will divert an estimated $55 million away from direct service provisions for people with developmental disabilities. Following the circulation of our media release, we …

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New – Board Highlights Newsletter

We would like to introduce you to the new OASIS Board Highlights Newsletter! This will be a regular publication that will be sent after OASIS Board meetings. It covers some of the key highlights and presentations made at its meetings. Our aim is to keep our members informed about the goals and activities of the OASIS …

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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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