Since 1998, OASIS has offered an annual Conference as an opportunity for our Member Agencies to come together, meet in person, perhaps for the first time, share ideas, best practices and hear from leaders in the field.


Bridging Possibilities. Navigating Change.

Caesars Windsor, Windsor, Ontario 24th-26th April 2024. 


Call for Abstracts/Proposals:

The call for abstracts has now closed.

This is an opportunity to showcase new and innovative ideas and best practices locally, provincially, nationally, and internationally in the areas of:

  • supports and services to individuals with an intellectual disability and their families, and
  • governance, leadership and change management in service delivery agencies.

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Call for Sponsors:

You can find our comprehensive sponsorship and exhibitor package which outlines the various opportunities available and provides information on how to secure your sponsorship or exhibit space.

You can also learn more at our sponsorship and exhibitor page.

By joining us as a sponsor or exhibitor, you will not only showcase your commitment to the developmental services sector but also connect with a dedicated and influential audience.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to be part of a transformative event. Secure your sponsorship or exhibit space today and become an integral part of Bridging Possibilities. Navigating Change.

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Registration will open in February 2024.

Conference Streams:

Present and Future

Explore where we currently stand and the future landscape of the developmental services sector. Dive into strategies for future-proofing organizations and support systems for individuals and families.

Individualized Supports

Move beyond individualized funding to explore comprehensive individualized support systems for people with developmental disabilities. Discuss innovative approaches and best practices in tailoring services to unique needs.


Examine the creation of inclusive environments within the developmental services sector. Prioritize ethical values, individual needs, and customer-focused approaches over profits. Explore self-advocates’ and individuals with developmental disabilities’ perspectives.

Governance, Management, and Workforce

Focus on the importance of strong governance in the developmental services sector. Address middle management development, succession planning, and leadership skills. Explore non-monetary compensation, hiring practices, resilience, and fostering a positive work environment.

The Developmental Services Eco-system and Stakeholders

Delve into collaborative efforts in government relations and advocacy to establish consistent messaging and strengthen the sector’s voice. Build confidence in the sector amid rapid changes and uncertainties, particularly for the younger generation.

IT, Innovation, and Disruption

Explore innovative approaches and the leveraging of technology to improve services and supports within the developmental services sector. Discuss how emerging technologies, including AI, can enhance outcomes.

Ethics, Justice, and Legal Issues

Address legal and ethical concerns related to bargaining, pay equity, and other legal aspects within the developmental services sector. Explore justice and equity in service delivery.


This provides an overview of the conference agenda as it stands. It is subject to change and additional information will be added as it becomes available. 

Wednesday April 24, 2024

10:00 AM –              Pre-Conference Activities

3:00 PM

4:30 PM                    Welcome/Exhibitor Reception

6:00 PM                    Welcome Dinner & Show


Thursday April 25, 2024

7:30-4:00                  Trade show

7:00-8:30                  Breakfast

8:30 AM                    Welcome Remarks

9:00 AM                    Keynote Presentation, Paul Huschilt

10:00 -11:00 AM    Networking & Exhibitor Break

11:00 -12:00 AM    Breakout Sessions 1A – 1D

12:00 PM                  Lunch Break

1:30-2:00 PM           Breakout Sessions 2A – 2D

2:00-3:00 PM           Networking & Exhibitor Break

3:00-4:00 PM           Breakout sessions 3A – 3D

4:00-5:30 PM           Free time

5:30 PM                    Cocktail Reception

6:00 PM                    Evening Dinner Awards & Social


Friday April 26, 2024


7:30-9:30      Breakfast

9:30 AM        Main Plenary Session

10:00 AM      Closing Keynote

11:00 AM      Closing Remarks

11:30 AM      Safe Travels Home


The room block for the hotel is already available. If you already know that you will be attending, and you wish to book your accommodations, please call Caesars Windsor at 1-800-991-7777 and reference the OASIS Conference room block or Group Code: AOS0424.

You can also book your accommodations online here.

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