TORONTO, July 23, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) President David Barber commented on the release of the Final Report of the all-party Select Committee on Developmental Services, Inclusion and Opportunity: A New Path for Developmental Services in Ontario.
Referring to recommendations in the report, Mr. Barber said, "OASIS was an active member in the committee's consultations, and we broadly support the goals of the report in seeking to eliminate all wait lists for developmental services and supports within 12 months. We look forward to working with the new Inter-Ministerial Committee on Developmental Services (IMCDS), to be created with the mandate of implementing the recommendations in the report, as well as all interested partners."
The funding pledged for ending wait lists in the recent Ontario budget represents a positive step in implementing the recommendations of the committee report. OASIS looks forward to lending the expertise of our local member agencies in conversations with the IMCDS regarding how to end wait lists as quickly and responsibly as possible.
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.
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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