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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

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Rotary Club Award


CONGRATULATIONS! Oakleigh Centre Industries’ (OCI) Learning and Assessment Manager, Athena Kontonis, has been awarded the Oakleigh Rotary Club’s Allan James Award. The award, a scholarship to be used for further learning and development, will be used by Athena to enhance her knowledge in mental health awareness. The Oakleigh Centre’s Executive Manager Business Enterprise, Tony Hogg, … Continue reading Rotary Club Award

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Disability Sector Awards


The Oakleigh Centre is delighted to announce staff member, Lexi Clarke, has been nominated as a finalist in the Emerging Leader category of the 2015 Victorian Disability Sector Awards. Since joining the Centre 14 years ago, Lexi, has breathed fresh life into both staff and clients with her enthusiasm and dedication to transform the way in … Continue reading Disability Sector Awards

Redevelopment Project


The Victorian Government has partnered with the Oakleigh Centre to redevelop its two Allen Street congregate care facilities and build five new supported accommodation homes to be located in Oakleigh and surrounding areas. Over the next three years, individuals living in the facilities will be supported to transition to new community based homes, which will be … Continue reading Redevelopment Project

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Sir John Monash Award


The Oakleigh Centre’s longest serving volunteer, David Hawkes, has again been recognised for his outstanding volunteering and community contributions. David received a High Commendation award in the Positive Ageing Leadership category of the City of Monash’s Sir John Monash Awards. David was one of 59 nominees selected across eight award categories. David and the Centre’s CEO, … Continue reading Sir John Monash Award