OMSSA is excited to be moving forward with recognizing our 2020 Award Recipients at our upcoming OMSSA Exchange Conference, happening May 11-14 online. Learn more about the outstanding individuals and teams we'll be recognizing and celebrating.
Effective March 5, 2021, Shelley Van Buskirk has stepped down from OMSSA's Board of Directors as she accepts a new position outside of human services with the City of Ottawa. In accordance with OMSSA's by-laws, the Board has appointed James Lapierre, Director of Employment and Social Services with the...
OMSSA is pleased to be offering a comprehensive new virtual education program for all human services staff. Client-Centric Strategies (CCS)© is an evolution of SAIL, introducing new research, modernized and updated tools for workplace applications and supporting processes and tools for normalizing...
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The federal government introduced their first budget since the 2019 election and since the start of the 2019 COVID-19 pandemic titled “A Recovery Plan for Jobs, Growth, and Resilience”. Measures in the fall economic statement set the stage for the expected contents in today’s budget but comes at a time when...
Ontario's Minister of Finance released the Province's 2021 Budget, "Ontario's Action Plan: Protecting People's Health and Our Economy." Read our summary highlights for Ontario's human services sector.
The Province launched a strategy to combat homelessness which includes directing municipal service managers to collect by-name lists, with the aim of helping to match people with supports they need. Read more in their news release.
The Province announced that it would be providing $255 million in funding to help municipalities and Indigenous program partners respond to an increase in COVID-19 cases in some emergency shelters. Read more in their news release.
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