Category: OC News

COVID-19 Update

2 October 2020

Victoria’s Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, from 11:59pm Sunday 18th October, Melbourne will enter the first stage of the Third Step towards reopening. Statement from the Premier 18 October 2020 Important CEO Update, 19 October 2020 19 October 2020 Dear Families and Friends As you may be […]

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OC Connections features in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

21 September 2020

“Leaving Allen Street” is a film documenting the journey of the people who moved from the congregate care facilities in Allen Street to new homes in the community. We were thrilled to hear that it has been selected as part of the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival 2020. The festival promotes independent documentary filmmaking from Melbourne […]

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CEO Message of support during COVID-19

OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond recently contributed to the podcast called So…Podcast.  Eleven CEO’s from Disability Services Providers from around Australia contributed to the podcast by leaving short recorded messages of innovation, support, and creativity during the COVID-19 period. Listen to the message from OC Connections CEO, Therese Desmond.

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Thank you to The Metropolitan Golf Club!

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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CEO 2020 outlook

Welcome to the first OC Connections (OCC) newsletter for 2020. 2020 will be an exciting year for OCC. We have many innovative and inspirational things planned that will increase our support offering for participants. I look forward to sharing these with you as they are unveiled over the coming months. The National Disability Insurance Scheme […]

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Spreading the Christmas cheer

20 September 2020

Another Christmas has been and gone and so too another successful OC Connections (OCC) Christmas Tree Fundraiser. Our largest fundraiser of the year, 2019 was no exception. In the month of December, we sold over 1300 trees with the help of over 120 volunteers who we rely on to sell, transport, bail, and select trees […]

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Plant a tree day

OC Connections were pleased to be invited to the Waverley Toyota School Tree Day on Friday 26th July at the Glenallen School in Glen Waverley. The day featured tree planting, face painting, a fun photo booth and celebrity guests. It was a great success for the 150 students who attend the school. The day started […]

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OC Connections celebrated for 30-year contribution

OC Connections recently received a National Disability Services (NDS) Membership Recognition Award to commemorate 30 years membership of National Disability Services. OC Connections was among seven organisations who received the Award. “It is wonderful that OC Connections has been recognised for our contribution to the sector.” Therese Desmond, CEO, OC Connections Launched in 2012, the […]

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Wrap up – Family Forum on Will and Estate planning

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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