About

The Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities (OADD) believes in the inclusion of people with developmental disabilities in all aspects of their lives.


Mission

We promote and support knowledge exchange and influence evolution in the field of developmental disabilities.


Vision

We are the lead contributors for an expert, professional and valued workforce.


Values

  • Inclusion
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Influence
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration

Membership Levels – Benefits and Fees

Membership levels are:

•    Patron; Gold, Silver and Bronze – for Agencies and Individuals who want to support the work of OADD

•    Organizational – for Agencies who wish to include all staff in the benefits of membership

•    Sustaining and Student – for individuals in the field of Developmental Disabilities

•    General – for interested individuals

To view a full list of the membership benefits and fees click here


Contact

To contact the OADD call us at 416-429-3720 or email us at oadd@oadd.org

 


OADD Board of Directors – 2019 – 2020

The Ontario Association on Developmental Disabilities is governed by a voluntary Board of Directors elected annually by the members of the organization.

Board members are elected for two-year terms starting immediately after the Annual General Meeting in which they are elected.

 

CHAIR

Gary Dowe, Executive Director
Cochrane Temiskaming Resource Centre
600 Toke Street

 
PAST CHAIR

Joe Persaud, Regional Executive Director
Community Living Toronto
Etobicoke/York & North York Regions
295 The West Mall, Suite 204
Etobicoke, ON  M9C 4Z4

 

CHAIR ELECT

Lisa Holmes, Co-ordinator, Eastern Region
Community Network of Specialized Care
Ongwanada
191 Portsmouth Ave.
Kingston, ON  K7M 8A6

 

TREASURER

Cheryl Farrugia
Independent

 

SECRETARY

vacant

 

PUBLICATIONS COMMITTEE CHAIR

Sue VanDeVelde-Coke, President & CEO
Kerry’s Place Autism Services
34 Berczy Street
Aurora, ON  L4G 1W9

 

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIR

Melody Hamilton, Case & Project Manager
Skylark Children Youth and Families
40 Orchard View Blvd, Suite 255
Toronto, ON  M4R 1B9

 

DIRECTORS AT LARGE

Kim Rodrigues, Executive Director
Hopewell Children’s Homes
5651 Wellington Rd 86,
Ariss, ON N0B 1B0

Michelle Marshall, Executive Director
The Participation House Project (Durham Region)
55 Gordon St. Suite 1,
East Administrative Tower
Whitby ON,  L1N 0J2

Dean Johnson, CEO
CLH Developmental Support Services
283 King Street
Midland, ON L4R 3M5

Steven Finlay
Independent

 

RSIG BOARD LIAISONS

Lisa Whittingham
Brock University

 

DSSIG BOARD CO-CHAIR

Mark Benner, Professor
Fanshawe College
1460 Oxford St. East, P.O. Box 7005
London, ON  N5Y 5R6