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Human Services Integration Project
The Human Services Integration Project (HSIP) is a joint initiative launched in 2006 by the Ontario Municipal Social Services Association (OMSSA) and the Service Manager Housing Network (SMHN) to promote the improved integration and delivery of human services across Ontario. The Social Housing Services Corporation (SHSC) joined the project as a partner in Spring 2008.
The initiative is led by a steering committee of representatives drawn from the three organizations. Each of the five key service areas delivered by Consolidated Municipal Service Managers (CMSMs) and District Social Service Administration Boards (DSSABs) is represented on the committee: shelter, housing, child care, income support and employment. Coordination of the project is facilitated by Jody Orr, OMSSA’s Human Services Integration Project Coordinator.
The intent of the project is to identify and develop research, information and resources for CMSMs and DSSABs that will assist them in their efforts to move towards service integration. While, of necessity, the process of promoting more fully integrated human services, and the resulting service structures and environment, will look and feel different in every community, there are huge opportunities here for sharing experiences and learning between CMSMs and DSSABs. The project is therefore also intended to develop and provide mechanisms that will facilitate dialogue among all those working towards integrated service delivery.
These pages of the OMSSA website are intended to function as a rich, resource-laden learning and dialogue tool and will expand as the project members’ own knowledge and experience increases.
Links from this page will lead you to: