The Oaklands Community Association's vision is to provide a welcoming, engaging, sustainable community where all members can live, learn and thrive. We are proud to serve Oaklands, which is bordered by Cook Street, Haultain Street, Shelbourne Street and North Dairy Road. If you live in Oaklands, we are your Victoria neighbourhood association.
The OCA humbly acknowledges the privilege of serving our community on the unceded ancestral territories of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples, in particular the Songhees and Esquimalt First Nations.
Between our three locations, Oaklands Community Centre, Oaklands Neighbourhood House and Hamilton Park, we offer a summer and winter farmers market, a wide range of recreation programs, childcare programs for ages 6 months to 5 years old, out-of-school care, camps, youth drop-in programs, community services, events, and learning workshops for everyone - from newborn to 99!
The Oaklands Community Association was established in 1995 by a group of committed citizens. Our first facility, the Oaklands Community Centre opened it's doors to the public in 2000. As a major employer within the neighbourhood, Oaklands Community Association has approximately 14 full-time and 57 part-time employees as well as a number of contract instructors and over 100 volunteers.
Oaklands is approximately 175 hectares (430 acres), located in the northeast corner of Victoria. The population was approximately 7,120 in 2016. The Hillside Shopping Centre is located in the northeast corner of Oaklands. The remainder of the neighbourhood is mostly residential, with many single family homes and apartment/ condominium buildings along Hillside Avenue. Oaklands has the second largest household size (2.7 persons per household) in the City and has the second highest percentage of home ownership (58%). Oaklands is one of the eight neighbourhoods with a community centre.
Residents enjoy a great deal of parkland in a variety of city parks. Oaklands Elementary School, originally opened in 1913, continues in its role providing education to young children and serving as a resource to local community groups. The landmark Cridge Centre for the Family, BC's oldest registered non-profit society, is located in Oaklands.
Oaklands has other heritage features including a number of residences, structures, and the Jewish Cemetery which was established in 1860 and sits atop Fernwood Hill.
More information in the City of Victoria's Neighbourhood Snapshot.
By joining the association, you will help to provide increased opportunities for neighbourhood project engagement, meaningful community consultation, and make Oaklands an even better place to live. We want to hear from you and respond to your ideas, concerns, and projects. Oaklands is on the move! Be a part of it.
As of June 2019, we have 105 active members. Join us on shaping the future of Oaklands.
The annual membership fee is $5.
Strengthening the Oaklands community by providing programs, services and resources for its residents, businesses and visitors.
1. To establish and operate facilities to provide amenities to benefit the Oaklands neighbourhood.
2. To promote public education and awareness in the areas of family support, counselling, childcare, safety, and health.
3. To assist residents of the Oaklands neighbourhood in improving their quality of life both as individuals and as a community.
4. To solicit and acquire funds and other assistance and to accept donations and real or personal property and to use such donations in furtherance of the purposes of the Society.
Facilitate dialogue between land use applicants and the community to identify issues (both positive and negative) regarding land use applications.
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Hamilton Park
Infant/Toddler Centre Hours: Monday- Friday 7:45am- 5:30pm
1487 Hamilton Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 2Y2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association