About Oasis

Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) is a volunteer-based organization representing 156 agencies providing support and services to people with developmental disabilities.  OASIS, through its agencies and their management, staff, and volunteers, is dedicated to helping improve the life of those individuals living with developmental disabilities in Ontario and their families.


Strong, viable, accountable agencies who have the resources and professional competencies to provide quality supports and services to people with special needs.


OASIS provides leadership through sharing ideas, information and knowledge, and interacts with government and other organizations on issues affecting its members.


  1. OASIS promotes an environment that encourages participation of the membership. It recognizes all members as equals, respects the autonomy and philosophical position of members, and, understands that agreement may not be possible on all issues.
  2. OASIS promotes the collective interests of people with special needs and their families by helping to improve and extend responsive and cost effective supports and activities to its members.
  3. OASIS is a volunteer driven organization.
  4. OASIS conducts its business in an atmosphere of transparency.
  5. OASIS interacts with government in a non-partisan manner.
  6. OASIS partners with other groups when appropriate in pursuit of its vision.
  7. OASIS provides information to members and government regarding best practices, emerging issues and current trends through research and other activities.


  • Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Transparency
  • Leadership
  • Excellence

As service providers, OASIS agencies have a role to play in managing the strain on public services, while also working to build stronger communities for all Ontarians.

With your help, OASIS can build a better Ontario for all.