Category: OCC News

Gail’s story

3 December 2020

Meet Gail. She is a member of the dedicated and hard-working team from OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE). Gail’s role as Senior Supervisor at OCCE involves receiving stock, getting work out, dealing with customers, setting up jobs, supporting the supervisors and supported employees to assist in the completion of packing jobs. Gail has been in her […]

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CEO Christmas message

As 2020 draws to a close, it seems fair to say that it has been a year like no other. With the bushfires and then the COVID-19 pandemic, the year has offered challenges that few of us saw coming. Right upfront, I would like to thank you for your support during 2020, which has helped […]

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Vale David Hawkes

25 November 2020

Long-serving OC Connections volunteer, Mr David Hawkes, passed away on 29 October 2020. David played an important role in the success of OC Connections from when we were known as the Oakleigh Centre through to our current rebranding.  David started volunteering at OC Connections (then the Oakleigh Centre) in September 1964, one week after arriving […]

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IAG volunteer at OCC Enterprises

28 October 2020

Staff from Insurance Australia Group (IAG) volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises (OCCE), the social enterprise and employment arm of OC Connections on Monday 5 October. Six staff from IAG’s Enterprise Program Management Office and the CFO Risk and Operations teams volunteered their time. OCC Enterprises is the Social Enterprise and Employment arm of OC […]

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A passion for the sector

25 November 2020

We recently spoke to OC Connections (OCC) Support Coordinator, Donna Hogan. She told us about her role as a Support Coordinator and why she is passionate about her involvement in the disability sector. A wealth of experienceDonna has extensive experience working in the disability sector having worked in different roles over the past 21 years. […]

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My brilliant career

In February 2020 Rishi was excited to be appointed to the open employment, Supervisor role at the OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) Car Wash. Rishi decided to apply for the senior role of Supervisor because he wanted a new challenge and to learn new skills. He put in an application and was later invited to attend […]

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COVID-19 Update

2 October 2020

Victoria’s Premier Hon. Daniel Andrews, based on the advice of the Chief Health Officer, Under the Third Step, and from 11:59pm on Tuesday 27th October, Melbourne will move from “stay home” to “stay safe”, with no more restrictions on the reasons to leave home. Please read the Statement of the Premier below. Statement from the […]

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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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