Policy Updates


Employment Services System Managers Selected for Three Prototype Regions

The Province has announced the selection of new Service System Managers of employment services in three prototype regions across Ontario. Learn more.

OMSSA's Priorities for Ontario's 2020 Budget

Following consultation with members, OMSSA has shared its provincial budget priorities and recommendations to the Honourable Rod Phillips, Ontario's Minister of Finance. Access the submission here.

Regulations and Statutes in Force as of January 1, 2020

A number of regulations and statutes came into force as of January 1, 2020. Read the relevant highlights for human services.

Canada and Ontario Sign Canada's First Housing Benefit

The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that they will provide direct affordability support to Ontarians who are in housing need under the Canada Housing Benefit. Learn more.

Ontario's Auditor General Releases Annual Report

Ontario's Auditor General released her 2019 Annual Report, including a value-for-money audit of the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP). Learn more.

Ontario's Data Strategy: Read OMSSA's Submission

OMSSA has highlighted the need for greater information sharing with municipalities in its submission related to Ontario's Data Strategy. Read it here (PDF).