Member Networks

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Connect with your colleagues across the sector

OMSSA's Member Networks provide a valuable opportunity to connect with and learn from human services colleagues across the province. 

OMSSA currently operates four issue-specific networks:

Children's Services Network

Housing and Homelessness Network

Employment and Income Network

Emergency Social Services Network

Sector Leads 

OMSSA holds several Sector Leads meetings throughout the year. Sector Leads are designated senior leads within each Member organization for the three human services sectors. These groups discuss policy, financial and program information, interpretation and implementation of policies and programs, as well as the sharing of related best and promising practices. 

Committees and Advisory Groups

OMSSA strikes several ad-hoc Committees and Advisory Groups to help the Association with its events, research, and other work purposes throughout the year, these include:

  • Awards Committee
  • Communications Advisory Group
  • Community Safety and Well-Being Committee
  • Education Committee
  • Exchange Conference Planning Committee
  • Executive Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Forum Planning Committee
  • Policy Advisory Group
  • Policy Conference Planning Committee
  • Stability Supports Advisory Group

Why Join a Member Network?

  • share resources and best practices

  • compare experiences in interpreting and implementing policies and programs

  • identify shared issues, capacity gaps and development needs

  • find possible solutions to common challenges

  • stay informed about key trends, new developments and policy issues

Looking to Join?

Any staff of an OMSSA Member organization can join and participate in a Member Network.

Learn How

Connect with peers through:

  • Network Meetings (virtually or face-to-face) with member-driven agendas and updates on provincial policy and key emerging developments

  • Online Discussion Forums

  • Shared Document Library of relevant resources

  • Requests for Information (RFI) process, to gain key information or input from network peers

Already a Network Member?

Login to access Network Portals for any of the above four networks.

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