Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) was established in 1996 with six original member agencies, Community Living Brant, E3 Community Services in Collingwood, Lambton County Developmental Services, Norfolk Association for Community Living, Ottawa Carleton Association for Persons with Developmental Disabilities (OCAPDD) and Woodstock and District Developmental Services.

OASIS was formed in an attempt to, amongst other things, share information and resources as well as be able to liaise with government as one group on behalf of all its member agencies.

Since then, OASIS’ Membership has grown to representing approximately 190+ member agencies that provide developmental services to adults and children throughout Ontario. These agencies employ approximately 25,000 full and part-time staff and in turn serve an estimated population of over 65,000 individuals. OASIS member agencies currently provide more than 85% of all developmental services in Ontario.

192 Member Agencies and Growing