Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs
Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs

Annie Oliver Award Winner 2014 – Judy Reid

Jane Joris and Judy Reid

Jane Joris and Judy Reid

Judy Reid has been an active member of OASIS as a volunteer Board member since 2004. Judy took on the role of President from 2010 to 2012 and as Past President from 2012 to 2014. She has represented the OASIS membership with a number of government officials, and on a variety of committees and focus
groups. For the last five years she sat as an OASIS representative at the Provincial Network table, both as a member and as Vice Chair. Judy was also the OASIS Board liaison for the OASIS Sensory Partners group.

During this timeframe she also maintained day jobs as the Manager of Labour Force Development, and more recently, the Manager of Community Projects at the Business Education Council of Niagara, a passion she retired from in 2013.

Known for her tireless dedication to the service of others, Judy served on the Boards of Niagara Training and Employment Agency and Niagara Support Services, where she remains today.

She is forward thinking and a powerful ambassador for both the education and developmental services sectors. Judy’s actions are strongly linked to her values of fairness, open communication and respect. She is authentic and genuine in her actions and how she relates to others.

Judy is a leader with incredible strength and integrity as reflected in how she interacts with all individuals she speaks with. Pairing this with her wisdom and knowledge, she is a mentor to many of us. She has an undeniable strength in her ability to always acknowledge the efforts of others and to empower those around her to be the best that they can be – even if they do not think it is possible for themselves.

Judy inspires and motivates us to achieve and exceed our goals. She is committed to the highest standard of excellence and professionalism.

Congratulations Judy.