Fit and active at OC Connections


Hannah, Disability Educator at OC Connections (OCC) runs the Fit and Active Group on Monday mornings. The Fit and Active group aims to encourage participation in physical activity to develop skills, improve fitness and mobility and maintain health. Recently, the group acquired a brand new table tennis table using fund raising money donated to the … Continue reading Fit and active at OC Connections

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 … Continue reading OC Connections celebrated for 30-year contribution

Christine and Basil tie the knot!


Congratulations to OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) supported employees Christine and Basil who were married at the Matthew Flinders Hotel in November, surrounded by family and friends. Christine and Basil met at an OC Connections disco and have been together now for 34 years. They have worked at OCCE for more than 20 years so it … Continue reading Christine and Basil tie the knot!

Mark and Chris receive Community Achiever Awards


Congratulations to OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) supported employees Mark and Chris who were recently awarded the prestigious Parliament of Victoria Community Achiever Award. The awards event celebrated the significant contributions made by supported employees working in social enterprises across Victoria. The Parliament of Victoria Community Achiever Awards are an opportunity to say thank you and … Continue reading Mark and Chris receive Community Achiever Awards

OCC Christmas Tree Festival


We are excited to announce that the OC Connections (OCC) annual Christmas Tree Festival will kick off on Saturday 30 November. Our popular festival originated in the 1960s in the backyard of Frank Burton, whose daughter attended our day support services. Over time the festival has grown and is today our biggest fundraiser, attracting generations … Continue reading OCC Christmas Tree Festival

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 … Continue reading 2019 SASI Art Show

Towards Employment Info Night


Thank you to everyone who attended the recent information night at OC Connections (OCC) to introduce a new initiative called Towards Employment. Please watch a recording of the presentation below. In attendance at the information night were parents and year 11 and 12 students at local schools, as well as a group of young adults … Continue reading Towards Employment Info Night

Celebrating International Day of People with Disability at OCC


Two prominent events will be held on Tuesday 3 December: International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD) and Giving Tuesday. The theme for the 2019 International Day of People with Disability is promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership. In support of this theme, OC Connections (OCC) would like to celebrate the … Continue reading Celebrating International Day of People with Disability at OCC