TORONTO ? Today, Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) President Jane Joris praised the Ontario Government for announcing funding earmarked to address growing wait-lists in developmental services.
?This announcement is a positive step forward in addressing the mounting crisis situation in developmental services. We are grateful for this critical investment, and look forward to working together as partners in a consultation process to ensure that the needs of the community are met with this funding?, said Jane Joris, OASIS President.
?We encourage all political parties to support this positive step in helping develop long term plans that aim to ensure that Ontario’s most vulnerable have the opportunity to become fully engaged members of our communities?.
OASIS is a volunteer run, member driven organization. Our member agencies serve over 65,000 of Ontario’s most vulnerable citizens and employ 25,000 full and part-time staff. Our 172 member agencies currently provide more than 85% of all developmental services funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.