The Oaklands Community Centre is Closed until further notice.

Annual General Meeting POSTPONED

The OCA Annual General Meeting scheduled for April 25 is postponed. Given that the City of Victoria is respecting the “Stay at Home’ directive from the British Columbia Center for Disease Control and the Ministry of Health around the issue of COVID-19, the OCA has decided to postpone its AGM until after the CDC and/or the MoH have declared large groups can meet safely.

COVID - 19

COVID - 19

The Oaklands Community Association is closed until further notice in keeping with the direction from the City of Victoria and the BC Centre for Disease Control.  


If you have booked a space for an event at OCA - we will provide a full refund of your fees. Refunds for missed recreation programs will be issued in the form of household credit for future registration. Refunds for cancelled programs will be issued via credit card or household credit. 

Emergency Childcare Update

Emergency Childcare Update: April 5, 2020


Oaklands OSC and Little Acorn Child Care are planning to open for child care to Essential Workers on Monday, April 13, 2020. A list or those considered an Essential Worker is available here (Province of BC's list of Essential Services).  


Please visit the Out of School Care page, and Little Acorn page for more details. 


Registration opens Monday, April 6, 2020 for care starting April 13. Registration closes April 8th at midnight.

COVID-19 UPDATES

The City of Victoria will be doing a daily Facebook livestream at 2:30pm. Tune. in for important updates and information.


SUPPORT AVAILABLE


ACCESSING EI, CERB, AND FINANCIAL SUPPORT


CITY OF VICTORIA UPDATES AND INFORMATION

  • City. ofVictoria service updates and information for residents and businesses. 
  • March 23, 2020: The City announced that in collaboration with BC Housing, Island Health, the Coalition to End Homelessness, and the Dandelion Society, temporary services will be made available at Topaz Park and Royal Athletic Park. There will be on site healthcare professionals, food service, washrooms and handwashing stations, and up-to-date health information. 938 Mason Street will be a temporary test and triage site for Victoria’s homeless and street-involved populations. This action represents Phase 1 of the City’s plan to care for the homeless population.  Phase 2 includes working with BC Housing and Island Health to find indoor accommodations and supports for homeless individuals, including spaces appropriate for self-isolation.


OPPORTUNITIES TO PROVIDE SUPPORT


GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water,
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow,
  • Avoid others who are unwell, and stay home when you are sick,
  • Avoid touching your face,
  • Anyone who is concerned that they may have been exposed to, or is experiencing symptoms of COVID-19, should contact their health-care provider, or call 8-1-1.
  • You can also call 1-888-COVID-19 or text 604-630-0300 for details, advice, and further information on the virus.
  • BC COVID-19 Symptom Self-Assessment Tool
  • More information: BC Centre for Disease Control, Island Health

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Community Development

Community Development

Community Development

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  Our goal is to improve your quality of life in the Oaklands neighbourhood by increasing social inclusion, making recreation affordable and accessible, and creating a lively neighbourhood through special events!   

Community Recreation

Community Development

Community Development

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 To register for programs call the centre at 250-370-9101, visit our online registration page, check out our Event Brite page, or visit us in person.  

Markets

Community Development

Neighbourhood Planning

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 The Oaklands Sunset Market runs  on Wednesday evenings during the summer from 4:30 to 8:30 pm at the Oaklands Community Centre. The Market is a free, weekly community celebration featuring over 40 local food growers and producers, artisans, crafters, live music, weekly beer garden, and a space for the community to come together and meet their neighbours. 

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning

Neighbourhood Planning

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In advance of the City of Victoria's Official Neighbourhood Plan (ONP) Development process, the Oaklands Community Association has been tasked to provide the foundation for the plan. 

We have recruited and struck an ONP Committee and will be engaging our neighbours in a variety of planning and feedback processes to ensure a neighbourhood plan that represents the will of the neighbourhood.

Out-of-School Care

Neighbourhood Planning

Out-of-School Care

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  Out-of-school care and licensed camps provide a positive atmosphere in which children can develop self-esteem, confidence, and social awareness. While ensuring the kids have a great time, our focus is to encourage and facilitate physical and mental well-being. Our staff offer a warm, safe, and welcoming environment so your child’s time here is fun and memorable. Your child will enjoy lots of fun adventures and create lasting memories. You, as a parent, can rest assured your child is in a safe, warm, and nurturing environment.   



 

Preschool

Neighbourhood Planning

Out-of-School Care

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 Entrust your little ones to our fully qualified Early Childhood Educators (ECEs). At Little Acorn Care Centre, we offer either theme–based or emergent curriculums within a full day preschool program for children ages 2.5–5 years. 

Program & Events Calendar

Click the green button below to see our program & event calendar

Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to  improve our services including programs like community dinners and children's breakfast programs.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

  The OCA acknowledges the privilege of serving our community on the ancestral territories of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples, in particular the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations, whose rich relationship with the land remains today. 

Primary Funders including the Residents of Oaklands

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