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

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.

The cumulative results since the first survey carried out in 2012 show:

40,000 staffing hours/week cut
375 Full Time Employees cut
4,385 program hours/week cut
29 programs permanently shut down
Since the last Operating Pressures Survey conducted in 2014, survey respondents indicated that the agencies have experienced greater cuts to services, which have resulted in reduced quality of services, decreased employee morale, and more time and effort being spent on complying with burdensome administrative regulations…