Category: Awards & Achievements

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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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Laura goes extra mile with special event for residents

19 August 2021

Laura Champion, Administration Support Officer at OC Connections has gone above and beyond her day-to-day role at OC Connections. In her own time, Laura developed a fun online music quiz for OC Connections residents. With the support of staff, each of the houses eagerly logged on to join in. Using the online quiz platform, Kahoot! […]

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Hannah Isles receives Allen James Award

22 July 2021

Congratulations Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE), for receiving Rotary’s Allen James Award at the Annual Rotary Changeover Dinner on Monday 5 July. In recognition of her work, Hannah received a vocational scholarship to pursue her education and training in the disability field. The scholarship will help fund her current study […]

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Vassie’s enterprising approach pays off

22 July 2021

OC Connections’ Support Coordination participant, Vassie, has been enjoying her new job with The Information Access Group as a Document Tester.   She started in the role in December 2020 after finding out about it through our Support Coordination team. Together with her colleague Lucky, Vassie provides thoughtful and considered feedback on client content to […]

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Celebrating 24 years of service with OCC 

18 February 2021

OCC Enterprises’ Learning and Assessment Manager, Athena Kontonis, celebrates 24 years with OC Connections this year.  We caught up with her to find out what she’s been up to all these years! Where did you start your journey with OCC? I started with what was then Oakleigh Centre Industries, when it was located at 773 […]

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