Response to Government of Ontario draft directives regarding coroner's inquest into Guy Mitchell's death

TORONTO, Sept. 25, 2015 /CNW/ - Today, the Government of Ontario responded to the coroner's inquest into the tragic death of Guy Mitchell.

OASIS' member agencies will be actively reviewing the draft directives, in consultation will all stakeholders. We will specifically look at unscheduled home inspections, vetting of home providers, mandatory training, capping the number of vulnerable adults in a home, and expanding legally binding contracts for host families.

At this time, OASIS wishes to reiterate our commitment to ensuring that tragic events in the realm of protection and safety are prevented in the future.

"We are reviewing the draft directives carefully, and wish to express our full support of the goal of making drastic improvements to the safety and protection of vulnerable adults. Our membership will continue to play an active role in making improvements to the care of Ontario's most vulnerable – a responsibility that we all share as a society", said David Barber, President at OASIS.

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 180+ member agencies currently provide more than 85% of all developmental services funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services. For more information, contact:

SOURCE Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS)

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For further information: L. David Barber, President, Email:


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