Category: Awards & Achievements


3 April 2024

Adrian, a Supported Employee at OC Connections Enterprises, has recently achieved his long-term goal! With the encouragement of his sister, Support Coordinator, and carers in his Specialist Disability Accommodation, Adrian booked an amazing trip to Illawarra. The holiday program, facilitated by Clubmates, included an incredible opportunity to ride in a helicopter and visit the largest […]

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19 September 2023

The OC Art Space provides a welcoming, encouraging environment for participants to learn creative forms of self-expression. Living with intellectual and developmental disabilities can feel isolating, especially when your natural type of communication isn’t widely understood. That’s why support staff Renate, Rose, Michelle and Val have worked to build a strong foundation at OC Connections […]

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27th annual charity golf day


17 July 2023

On Monday 10th July, we held our Annual Charity Golf Day at the Metropolitan Golf Club. This is one of our largest fundraisers, and we couldn’t have done it without the efforts of the organising committee, our volunteers, business partners and sponsors. The prestigious Metropolitan has been supporting OC Connections for 27 years – their members […]

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14 April 2023

MEET BART Over the last 20 years, Bart has been working with OC Connections to grow his social life, his independence, and his confidence in work. He’s a big Elvis fan, and he loves going to the cinema with friends. There’s something about Bart that makes you feel at ease – he’s kind, charismatic, and […]

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An end of year celebration

22 December 2021

Participants at the North Road Day Support hub celebrated the end of year with a day of making Christmas hats and gift giving. Colin, Don and David enjoyed the chance to celebrate and be in the company of friends before our Day Supports program closes over the Christmas break. Friendship and community are a big […]

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A simple favour leads to a lifelong contribution

25 October 2021

Alastair McDonald is a life member and patron of OC Connections (OCC). Every year he makes a generous donation to OCC in the form of a bursary to support the training of senior management.   Alastair has been involved with OC Connections since the 1970s when he was doing a Master of Business Administration at […]

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Congratulations Lorraine on your milestone birthday

12 October 2021

Congratulations to OC Connections’ resident and passionate Collingwood supporter Lorraine who recently celebrated her 70th birthday.  Lorraine was delighted with the many birthday wishes and phone calls that she received from other OCC residents and staff, friends and family. OC Connections’ staff share special moments with residents and support them to celebrate these in ways that are meaningful […]

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OC Connections team excel in challenging times

28 September 2021

OC Connections Team Leader Whitney has praised the Community Living team. She says the team have gone above and beyond in their commitment to building a supportive, flexible and positive environment for staff, participants and families. “Throughout the lockdown period, the team have been absolutely outstanding in all areas especially in providing support to participants […]

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Learning new skills with work experience

25 August 2021

Work experience is an important component of Towards Employment – OC Connections’ School Leavers Employment Supports (SLES) pathway.  It provides context, hands-on learning and a taste of different working environments for those who participate.  Just as importantly, it provides the host workplace with an insight into working with people with disability, the support required and the tasks that can […]

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