2017 Recipients of Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Awards Announced


Jan 30, 2018 Toronto, Ontario – Hilborn:ECS together with partners CCEOC Inc. and The Goldie Company congratulate the recipients of the third annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award. This year, 13 organizations from across Canada fulfilled program requirements to be named a Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice.   The Participation House Project (Durham Region ) is one of the 2017 award recipients.  Read more  

Recipients of the 2016 Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Awards Announced.  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Feb 3, 2017 Toronto, Ontario - Hilborn:ECS together with partners CCEOC Inc. and The Goldie Company congratulate the recipients of the second annual Canadian Nonprofit Employer of Choice (NEOC) Award.

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FOCUS Accreditation Announces Four Year Accreditation for The Participation House Project (Durham Region)

Durham, ON –FOCUS Accreditation is pleased to announce that The Participation House Project (Durham Region) has been successful in its bid to be accredited by FOCUS Accreditation for four years from November 2016-November 2020.  read more

Publications: Spotlight on Transformation

Spotlight on Transformation is the ministry’s newsletter for people interested in services and supports for people with a developmental disability  http://www.mcss.gov.on.ca/en/mcss/publications/spotlight.aspx   

Developmental Services:

Ministry of Community and Social Services Ombudsman’s Report on situations of crisis involving adults with Developmental Disabilities

Annual Celebrations:  Thank you to all our partners, guests, sponsors, donors, volunteers and staff who attended The Participation House Project (Durham Region) 40th Annual Celebration at the Abilities Center on Wednesday, December 9th.

It was great seeing so many friends and supporters gather in one place to celebrate another year of changing lives in Durham Region!

Special thanks to all our award recipients, and the amazing Board members and volunteers who help make PH the amazing organization that it is. 

We were all inspired by our keynote speakers to approach challenges with enthusiasm and determination by ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE AND INSPIRING GREATNESS.

Stay tuned for upcoming events by visiting www.phdurham.com

Click here to view photos from the event

OASIS Information day at Queens Park

On October 20, 2015, OASIS is held an information day at Queens Park that included a number of meetings throughout the day with Members of Provincial Parliament and concluded with an evening reception. OASIS would like to thank everyone who attended and we look forward to working together to support Ontario’s most vulnerable citizens. 

Positive agreement reached on employee wages framework
Toronto, December 22-- OASIS and its 180 member agencies are positive about the ongoing working relationship with the Government of Ontario after reaching an agreement on a wage framework for developmental services workers. We now look to our agencies to carry forward on an individual level using this framework. Read more


TORONTO, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Tomorrow, Ontario Agencies Supporting Individuals with Special Needs (OASIS) will be releasing its 3rd Annual Operating Pressures Survey to an audience of more than 200 Developmental Service (DS) sector professionals.  This report has become increasingly important as OASIS continues to monitor and assess the impact that 5 years of zero budget increase has had on agencies.  Learn more:  http://cnw.ca/e0zQH

Inspiration for Innovation: How disabilities are changing big business

Published on Sep 17, 2014

After decades as a niche market the disabled have become a driving force in technology and a giant inspiration for innovation.


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Every Canadian Counts

 "As you may know, OASIS is the first sponsor of Every Canadian Counts (ECC), an emerging initiative to unite disability sector stakeholders across Canada to advocate for a national disability insurance program.

It is very important to raise awareness about ECC, both within the sector and amongst the general public. OASIS would like to request that your agency assist us in spreading the word about ECC by including a link to the ECC website (http://everycanadiancounts.com/) on your agency's website.

Please consider signing up to publicly endorse the ECC initiative using the form on their website and follow ECC on Twitter (@EveryCdnCounts).

Thank you for assisting with moving this important and timely initiative forward!"

Elliott urges the Government to adopt the recommendations in the Select Committee on Developmental Services’ Final Report


 QUEEN’S PARK – Yesterday during Routine Proceedings, the Select Committee on Developmental Services was finally able to table their Final Report, “Inclusion and Opportunity: A New Path for Developmental Services in Ontario”. 

 “After months of hard work by the committee, we were finally able to release our final recommendations to the public. I urge the government to immediately adopt the recommendations, so we are able to start providing much needed relief to Ontario families” said Elliott.

 The Select Committee on Developmental Services began its work last October and has travelled throughout the province, hearing from hundreds of individuals and families that there is a clear need for change in the system.

 “The support for the Select Committee on Developmental Services was overwhelming. The committee heard from hundreds of Ontario families that need help. I want to thank all those individuals, families and organizations that shared their stories with us” said Elliott.

The Select Committee on Developmental Services Final Report can be read here: