Art Award Winners


OC Connections is proud to announce the winners at the recent KarnivART Mornington exhibition on Wednesday 5th October, pictured here with their prizes.

Latest Print News


This week’s Monash Leader features an article about our new brand and a picture of Tracy, one of our Brand Champions.

Marathon Man run in Melbourne

Thanks from Graham


A Big Thank You “Well the BIG day has come and gone but the memory will live on forever and be the start to many exciting adventures in the future.

Inspiring Outcomes at Parliament


On Thursday 8th October 2015 the honourable Jeff Bourman MLC, addressed the Parliament with the following Members Statement; “Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Oakleigh Centre (now OC Connections) with Dr Carling-Jenkins to meet with its CEO, Therese Desmond. The Oakleigh Centre provides a residential facility as well as operating Oakleigh Centre Industries, which … Continue reading Inspiring Outcomes at Parliament

Students take to the stage to highlight disability issues


 OC Connections has partnered with students from Montmorency Secondary College, who are using a well-known Australian play to highlight inequality for people living with a disability and to send a strong message for change. MSC student, Hayden Marks said through performing the play, ‘Gulls’, about an intellectually disabled man, students hoped to raise awareness about ways … Continue reading Students take to the stage to highlight disability issues

2016 Charity Golf Day


Here’s your guilt-free chance to take the day off and play one of Melbourne’s most prestigious golf courses while supporting the Inspiring Outcomes in their passionate quest to provide homes, employment, education and activities to people with an intellectual disability. Limited entries and filling fast for Sunday the 26th June 2016 One of the Centre’s biggest fundraising events … Continue reading 2016 Charity Golf Day

Award Winning Team


Congratulations to Inspiring Outcomes’ volunteer, Suzanne (Sue) Cas (far left) who has received a Caroline Chisholm Award. Sue received her award from Anna Burke MP, Federal Member for Chisholm.  Inspiring Outcomes volunteer, Sue Cas, has received a Caroline Chisholm Award for her outstanding volunteering efforts. Sue received the award from Federal Member for Chisholm, Anna Burke MP, during a special presentation … Continue reading Award Winning Team

Metropolitan Golf Club


Inspiring Outcomes would like to thank the ladies at the Metropolitan Golf Club for hosting a wonderful fundraising event yesterday. The members cooked up a storm of home-made cakes, conserves and chutneys which sold out in a flash. We were touched by the effort and support of the club and it’s members and grateful for the kind … Continue reading Metropolitan Golf Club

Fire station staff with participants

Neighbourhood Connections


As the Oakleigh Centre’s 1 and 9 Allen Street residents prepare to transition into the community as part of the new community housing redevelopment project, many are keen to learn as much as they can about settling into new neighbourhoods. With some residents raising concerns about feeling safe and secure in their new homes, the … Continue reading Neighbourhood Connections

Participants smiling in the garden

Thanks to our Volunteers


Celebrating and recognising the value of our volunteers is essential to OC Connections. These much-valued people who give so generously of their time are vital to the difference we can make to the lives so many of our clients with disabilities. From working in our opportunity shops, assisting with our Christmas Tree Festival or supporting … Continue reading Thanks to our Volunteers