This award is presented at the Annual Conference of OASIS. The objective of this award is to recognize and honour an individual:

  • who demonstrates excellence, innovation and leadership in the developmental services sector and best exemplifies the interests and mission of OASIS;
  • who demonstrates the highest administrative competence and professionalism and in so-doing has provided an inspiration to others; and
  • who, by a combination of perseverance, determination and positive attitude has assisted

OASIS in achieving the goals inherent in its Mission Statement.

OASIS Mission Statement
OASIS provides leadership through sharing ideas, information and knowledge; and interacts with government and other organizations on issues affecting its members.

The Award will be in the form of a plaque and a donation to the organization for which the individual works in the name of the recipient for an amount of one thousand dollars ($1,000).

Information about the Person for Whom This Award is Named
Annie Oliver was the first President of OASIS. Annie accepted responsibility for the leadership of a new organization, the goal of which was to provide services to and promote the interests of agencies that serve people with developmental disabilities and their families. From a base of six agencies at its inception in 1996, she helped to develop an influential organization that now has over 150 members. She is a leader, who used her intelligence, organizational skills, common sense and good humour to steer the evolution of OASIS from its fledgeling stage to maturity. She remains an emissary of good-will for OASIS and an example to all of us. The recipients of this award, named in her honour, follow in her footsteps, perpetuating the highest standards of integrity and dedication to enabling the best quality services and supports for people with developmental disabilities.

Please complete the Nomination Form and submit it to the Secretary of the OASIS Board of Directors by March 18, 2019.

Click here to access the Nomination Form.

Nominations are to be marked “17th Annual Annie Oliver Award”

Norma Lamont
Secretary, OASIS
c/o The Participation House Project (Durham Region)
55 Gordon Street
Whtiby ON L1N 0J2

Thank you in advance for participating in honouring someone deserving of this prestigious recognition.

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