OASIS Eager to Help Ontario Government Tackle Developmental Services Wait Lists

TORONTO, June 13, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) President David Barber extended his congratulations to Premier Kathleen Wynne on her reelection.

Referring to the developmental services funding committed in the 2014 Ontario budget set to be reintroduced by Premier Wynne on July 2, Mr. Barber said, "We look forward to working with the government of Ontario to implement initiatives that will substantively improve the lives of countless Ontarians facing developmental disabilities".

"The funding pledged demonstrates a positive step in addressing the crisis situation in developmental services. We are certain that through collaboration and consultation with government and other stakeholders, we can ensure that Ontario's most vulnerable receive the care and support they need to become active members of our communities, contributing to the vibrant and diverse life of Ontario".

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 174 member agencies currently provide more than 85% of all developmental services funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.

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SOURCE: Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS)

For further information: David Barber, President, OASIS, Office Telephone: 1-800-961-9144

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