TORONTO, May 23, 2015 /CNW/ - The Government of Ontario allocated $800,000 to help create a new Centre of Excellence for Employment Services via the Ontario Disability Employment Network.
OASIS applauds this step, and congratulates the Ministry of Finance for eliminating the proposed $100 claw back in the recent provincial budget linked to employment insurance.
This program enables the promotion of greater inclusion and independence for individuals with developmental disabilities, including on-the-job supports that are critical to ensure future prosperity for our province.
"Through our member agencies, OASIS will help ensure leadership, facilitated opportunities and active engagement of people with disabilities in the workforce. Together we are committed to ensuring the success of these most valuable Ontarians", said David Barber, OASIS President.
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 170+ member agencies currently provide more than 85% of all developmental services funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services.
SOURCE Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS)
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For further information: L.David Barber, President, Office: 1-800-961-9144, Email: [email protected]