HR Strategy Resources

During the 10 year DS HR Strategy (2008-2018) a number of documents and resources were developed to assist the person/ people who are responsible for the HR process in DS agencies across the province.

The DS HR Strategy took a multi-pronged approach to achieving its goals to:
Increase pool of qualified developmental services professionals
Ensure consistency in education, training and professional development in Ontario’s developmental services sector
Provide opportunity for a variety of career paths for developmental service professionals.
Enhance management expertise

To achieve these goals, subcommittees of the DS HR Strategy participated in research, including gathering information from the sector and reviewing literature. Their work has been compiled into reports and documents to be shared with Ontario’s DS Sector, particularly those working in a Human Resources Capacity.


The follow are key resources developed by the DS HR Strategy

HR Best Practices
Final Best HR Practices Report
Recruitment Checklist
Retention and Recognition Checklist
Training and Professional Development
Behaviour-based Interview
Sample Job Posting – DSW position
Interview Package

Workplace Learning and Development
Workplace Learning — a guide to excellence and quality (video)

Workplace Learning and Development Guide (Section A) and 31 Topic Outlines (Section B)
Workplace Learning for Middle Managers (Section C)
Workplace Learning for Middle Managers – Print Version
Agency-based Training Committee Final Report
Creative Problem Solving

DSW Apprenticeship Program
DSW Apprenticeship Program Toolkit
DSW Program Standards
DSW Apprenticeship Program Survey

Talent Management and Succession Planning
Talent Management Video
Talent Management and Succession Planning Guide for Agencies in the Developmental Services Sector*Succession Planning Guide for Agencies Final
A Guide to Talent Management and Succession Planning For Board of Directors in the Developmental Services Sector*TSMP – Final Version – Board of Directors in the DS Sector – Jan 15 2016

*To request guide appendices, contact: