Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

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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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2017 Provincial Budget Highlights

On April 28, Ann Kenney attended the Budget Lockup on behalf of OASIS and used the opportunity to meet with provincial officials and reiterate member priorities. Government officials expressed their willingness to continue to advocate with the Provincial Network, OASIS and Community Living Ontario to ensure that the Pay Equity issue of our sector remains …

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OASIS Welcomes Kevin Costante to the Patron’s Council

OASIS is thrilled to announce that Kevin Costante has become the newest member of our Patron’s Council. His public policy background and expertise will be extremely useful to OASIS as we continue to find ways to advocate on behalf of our Members and the people that they serve. Having retired after 35 years with the …

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Media Release: OASIS Calls on OPSEU to Respect the Privacy of Individuals with Special Needs

For Immediate Release March 27, 2017 OASIS Calls on OPSEU to Respect the Privacy of Individuals with Special Needs OASIS has been advised of a Labour Disruption and Strike action against one of our Member Organizations, Community Living Campbellford-Brighton, by the Ontario Public Services Employees Union (OPSEU). OASIS supports the legal process related to collective …

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OASIS Website Redesign

The OASIS Communications and Public Relations Committee has a subcommittee looking at the OASIS Website Redesign. This subcommittee has been tasked with gathering information about our current website and redevelop the OASIS Website to meet the needs of our members.  Information gathered in this short and quick survey will provide some guidance to the subcommittee …

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