OMSSA's Year in Review


OMSSA's been busy working to align ourselves to members' evolving priorities and needs.
Have a look at some of our highlights from 2018:

Policy, Advocacy and Government Relations

  • Member-driven submissions on social housing modernization, inclusionary zoning, and provincial and federal budget priorities

  • Kept members informed on party platforms and promises through the provincial election campaign

  • Published four Policy Briefs highlighting the role and value of service system management

  • Met with incoming Ontario Ministers of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Education, and Children, Community and Social Services at the AMO conference in Ottawa

  • Brought members’ priorities and recommendations to the Province on Social Assistance Reform

Education and Events

  • Hosted three Leadership Table meetings, bringing human services leads together to convene and hear from senior provincial staff and other key sector players

  • Mobilized senior housing leads to build consensus around social housing modernization at our Housing Summit

  • Welcomed 275 delegates to Windsor for our annual Leadership Symposium & AGM

  • Hosting our annual Policy Conference on December 4-5 in Toronto

  • Expanded access to training with 16 workshops hosted across Ontario, from Ottawa, Windsor and Sault Ste. Marie to Goderich and Toronto

Member Engagement and Knowledge-Exchange

  • Enabled member networking and knowledge-exchange, hosting 11 Network meetings and facilitating 100+ Requests for Information (RFIs) for our four member networks

  • Launched new website to make it easier to find out what’s happening with the association and the sector

  • Rolling out a login-only Members’ Portal for members featuring a resource library, discussion forums, network areas and more

  • Provided timely updates and resources through 25 editions of the “OMSSA Today” newsletter

  • Shared the latest career opportunities in human services with 250+ postings featured on OMSSA’s Job Board

  • Shared OMSSA and sector updates and stories through 450 tweets with 225,000+ impressions

Your association has momentum, and with so much change, uncertainty and opportunity on the horizon, there’s never been a more important time to be a part of OMSSA.

In 2019, we’re looking forward to:

  • expanding and improving our professional development, events and networking opportunities

  • investing in technology to make our events and workshops more accessible than ever

  • providing deeper opportunities for dialogue and knowledge-exchange, in-person and online

  • keeping you updated and informed on key sector developments, as they happen

  • refocusing our policy engagement to bring your priorities forward with a strong, united voice

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