Category: Events

An update on this year’s Christmas Tree fundraiser

12 November 2020

2020 has been an extraordinary year and as Victorian’s, we’ve all made sacrifices to keep each other safe. We’ve worked hard to ensure the safety of our OCC community and will continue to do so. While Melbourne’s COVID-19 restrictions are easing, we are going to extend our people-first approach, and unfortunately, our annual Christmas Tree […]

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Thank you to The Metropolitan Golf Club!

21 September 2020

We are very excited to announce the fantastic fundraising effort of our long-standing supporter, The Metropolitan Golf Club. Joan Cumbrae-Stewart, Women’s President from The Metropolitan Golf Club recently presented OCC CEO, Therese Desmond with a cheque for $16,260.30. The money was raised from a combination of activities during their inaugural Charity Week last November and […]

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Wrap up – Family Forum on Will and Estate planning

20 September 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended the November information night at OC Connections (OCC) to explore the important topic of Will and Estate Planning. We were delighted to welcome back Jennifer Jackson, Senior Lawyer from Moores who presented to a group of more than 30 parents and participants. During her presentation, Jennifer discussed: • How […]

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2019 SASI Art Show

OC Connections (OCC) encourages families and friends to come along and support the talented OCC participant artists who have entered the 2019 SASI Art Competition. With the encouragement and support of Val Rowe, OC Connections Disability Educator, 15 artists from OCC have submitted 34 artworks into the competition. Please support the OCC artists by visiting […]

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August Family Forum highlights – Supports in the home

19 September 2020

Back by popular demand, our recent Family Focus Forum shone a spotlight on disability supports in the home with speakers from OC Connections and the Summer Foundation. OC Connections wishes to thank Penny Stevenson and the Summer Foundation for sharing their knowledge and insights with OC Connections families. The foundation’s vision is to enable people […]

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Shining a spotlight on guardianship and administration

4 September 2020

All adults have the right to make their own decisions. However, there are some instances where a person is unable to make reasonable judgements because of their disability. At these times others may need to make decisions on their behalf. But who has the right to make these decisions? What legal measures are required to […]

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Family Forum: Pre-planning for NDIS

21 August 2020

Time spent preparing and planning for your NDIS planning meeting increases your chances for a successful NDIS Plan that reaches the goals, needs and aspirations of you or your family member. The importance of pre-planning is not lost on our OCC families, with over 40 people attending our Family Focus Forum on pre-planning in May.  […]

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