Category: OCC Stories

Time for a fence-lift

29 April 2022

The vegetable garden at 773 Warrigal Road has been a space for OC Connections participants to tend to and reap the harvest of their hard work, encouraging participants to hone their green thumbs, and learn about sustainable living. Crop gathering, and food preparation have been activities enjoyed by participants in our day program. The garden […]

Continue Reading

Cathy achieves her goals and celebrates in style

28 April 2022

With the easing of restrictions, some participants have begun to set goals that involve getting out in the community and reconnecting with family and friends.   Long term Community Living resident, Cathy, set out two goals earlier this year: to celebrate her birthday with her sister and fellow residents, and to attend her niece’s wedding. Celebrating her […]

Continue Reading

OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG)

28 April 2022

The OC Connections’ Participant Reference Group (PRG) is an established committee comprised of OC Connections’ participants with a focus on empowering and advocating for all participants at OC Connections. Established in 2019 the PRG consists of 6-8 participants, an independent chairperson – disability advocate Tricia Malowney OAM, deputy chairperson – Board Member Sara, a secretariat […]

Continue Reading
aidan sitting at computer desk writing a new movie review

Aidan pilots new program to help reach his goals

7 April 2022

Aidan is a participant in the Day Support program at OC Connections who enthusiastically seeks opportunities that will assist him in reaching his goals. Aidan is also a member of our Participant Reference Group (PRG). As a member of the PRG he represents his day support peers by presenting and workshopping matters that impact them, […]

Continue Reading
Two people standing together. One is wearing glasses. The other wearing a face mask

Farewell Deb White

7 April 2022

Deb White worked at OC Connections and was a much respected member of staff. On her retirement, OCC day participant Aidan interviewed Deb on her time at OC Connections and what the future holds for her. This interview is the result of a new program whereby we engage participants as champions of OC Connections. This […]

Continue Reading
A person wearing a high vis vest and glasses

Phillip is making an impact

30 March 2022

Phillip is a representative on OC Connections’ Staff Consultative Committee. He works in the skin pack (sealed plastic) section in the packing enterprise of OCC Enterprises as a supported employee. Phillip says he likes being able to use the machines and being part of a team while making friends at work. He also likes being part […]

Continue Reading
Two people standing in front of warehouse shelving.

Gary and Ian: 105 years of combined service

30 March 2022

It’s not everyday that a workplace celebrates an employee’s 50 years of service, let alone 50+ years for two employees!  But that’s exactly what OCC Enterprises (OCCE) supported employees, and brothers, Gary and Ian have achieved – over 50 years of employment at OCCE, making them our longest standing supported employees. Gary has worked with […]

Continue Reading

Our Document Management enterprise is going great guns

29 March 2022

Since it’s inception in September 2021, OCC Enterprises’ (OCCE) Document Management service at 1088 Centre Road has doubled in size. The current contract with the Department of Defence (DoD) delivers specific scanning and digitisation of DoD archives and we are hopeful that the quality and efficiency of the work delivered from our supported employment team […]

Continue Reading
6 people standing in front of a banner that reads Aus IT Group

Support on par from Australian IT Group

27 March 2022

Thank you to the team at Australian IT Group for nominating OC Connections as their charity of choice at their inaugural golf day with Barry Bourke Motors. Up to 80 players attended the golf day on 21 March, 2022 as a chance to connect with customers and supporters of both companies. Players were given the […]

Continue Reading