Category: News

Dinner Dance 2024

7 May 2024

Lights twinkled, cameras flashed, and the stars aligned for a spectacular evening at Merrimu Receptions on Friday, 2 May 2024. Our Hollywood-themed dinner dance event was an unforgettable journey into the glitz and glamour of Tinseltown, where guests stepped into the spotlight and danced the night away.

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Climate Action & Social Enterprise: The Circular Economy Model

22 January 2024

Although the reality of our declining environment has been known for many years, strong governmental, global action has only recently been pushed to urgency. As politicians debated whether climate change was real, local enterprises and grassroots organisations started looking for fresh opportunities to support their communities by reducing landfill and pollution. Grassroots organisations and social […]

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OC’S PARTNERSHIP WITH FIRST NATIONS TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

OC’S PARTNERSHIP WITH FIRST NATIONS TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT

7 June 2023

From doubling their order to spreading the good word about social procurement, First Nations Traffic Management has backed OC Connections Enterprises from the beginning. Lionel and Peter, directors of the 100% Indigenous company, have encouraged many organisations in the traffic control industry to go green by purchasing our Eco T Top Bollards, made from recycled materials in […]

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NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PARTICIPANT REFERENCE GROUP (PRG) INITIATIVE AT OC CONNECTIONS

NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PARTICIPANT REFERENCE GROUP (PRG) INITIATIVE AT OC CONNECTIONS

30 May 2023

OC Connections has made significant developments to its Participant Reference Group (PRG) initiative. The PRG serves as a platform for participants to provide valuable feedback directly to the OC Connections Board, ensuring continuous improvement in the way supports are delivered. At the beginning of 2023, the PRG underwent a refresh to enhance its effectiveness and […]

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AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: WHAT’S CHANGED AND WHY?

AUTISM SPECTRUM DISORDER: WHAT’S CHANGED AND WHY?

1 May 2023

Trigger Warning: This blog article includes outdated language to identify key moments in history and briefly mentions the affiliations of Hans Asperger. What is Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? Think about our brains as computer operating systems. The norm, neurotypical, is Apple. Autism, and neurodiversity, is Android. Neither are better or worse, simply different. Both are equally […]

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HAVE YOUR SAY – NDIA’S 2022-2023 ANNUAL PRICING REVIEW

HAVE YOUR SAY – NDIA’S 2022-2023 ANNUAL PRICING REVIEW

30 March 2023

The 2022-2023 Annual Pricing Review (APR) Consultation Paper has been released. This paper is part of a broader goal of the NDIA to support markets to grow and meet supply demands, while promoting innovation and delivering consistent participant outcomes. Family members play a significant role in the NDIS, as advocates and negotiators for their loved […]

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Beyond School and into Employment: Harry’s Story

1 March 2023

Meet Harry!    The first thing you notice about Harry when you meet him is his warm smile and his vibrant energy. Harry is twenty-one years old and is currently working as a supported employee with OC Connections Enterprises in the packing department.  Harry wasn’t always this self-assured, but since 2019 he has gone on […]

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