The Association was founded in 1988 as the Provincial Association of Senior Managers (PASM). On January 28th, 2004 the Association became incorporated as Independent Living Service Providers; the name was subsequently amended to Ontario Association of Independent Living Service Providers effective November 10th, 2009.
Our membership is currently comprised of 30 senior managers from agencies across Ontario that provide functional support to persons with disabilities. OAILSP is governed by a volunteer Board of seven Directors elected by the membership at the Annual General Meeting.
The objectives of OAILSP are:
1. to provide assistance, expertise and resources on common issues to senior management of community support service agencies in Ontario;
2. to explore developments to advance independent living opportunities and experiences;
3. to advocate for persons with disabilities and the agencies that provide them service.
The Association hosts two major member conferences each year which provide opportunities for participation in professional presentations and discussions on timely issues and topics of interest to independent living service providers.
OAILSP advances excellence in the leaders of independent living services in Ontario.