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Towards Employment team reflect on their online study

21 September 2020

Towards Employment participants, Will, David and Harry, recently celebrated their impressive effort to move their study to an online platform. The team were presented with a certificate and book with photos of their experience studying online with Zoom and Google Classroom. (See photos below). Hannah Isles, Towards Employment Facilitator, reflected with the group on their […]

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OC Connections features in the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival

“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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Vassie’s ISO favourites

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Vassie is a participant at OC Connections (OCC). She uses OCC Support Coordination and Day Support services. She has worked at OC Connections Enterprises (OCCE) previously as a supported employee. Vassie has made the most of her supports, including existing ones during the COVID-19 pandemic. […]

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Lonsdale and Salisbury share their highlights from lockdown

OC Connections (OCC) Board Chair, Tom Baxter has connected via Zoom and Skype with residents and staff of the Lonsdale and Salisbury homes to check on their progress and hear about the activities they have been undertaking these past weeks. Residents were delighted to let Tom know about how they were going and how they […]

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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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Triumphant in times of change

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. David has been coming to OC Connections since January 2011 and attends Day Support services five days a week. He has a lot of energy and enjoys physical activities like walking, swimming and basketball. He loves his six-week-long overseas holidays with family to countries like […]

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Bethany seizes the day in Day Support

An OC Connections good news story during the Coronavirus pandemic. Bethany started attending OC Connections Day Support in 2018. At that time she was not very confident and did not engage a lot with others or readily initiate involvement in many activities. Recently though, and even during this especially challenging period, Bethany has developed a […]

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Community Supporting Community

The Christmas Spirit was alive and well in December when a group of ten volunteers from Diversified Communication volunteered their time at OCC Enterprises’ (OCCE) Centre Road site. Diversified Communications is an event management company in Melbourne and for the last two years over 20 staff from the company has volunteered their time at Christmas […]

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David and Harry explore job opportunities

David and Harry recently experienced what it would be like to work in a coffee shop when they visited the Busy Beans Café in Moonee Ponds as part of the OC Connections Towards Employment Pathway. The BusyBeans barista program is an AimBig (Disability Employment Service) initiative where people with a disability are trained with the […]

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