Community Group Affiliations (CORE)

CORE is a membership-based program that offers community groups and organizations support in delivering their services to the community.

Click on the headings below for more information. Please review all of the information provided before completing the application form.

Memberships are valid April 1 to March 31 of the following year

Community groups must apply for CORE membership annually. If you are interested in applying for a CORE membership, please complete the CORE application form (pdf, 67 kB) and submit it with the documentation and payment required to:

Recreation and Culture
1225 Trafalgar Road
Oakville, ON L6H 0H3

Still have questions?

Please call 905-845-6601, ext. 3147 or email

Membership options


For groups who meet all of the criteria under the CORE Applicants section and whose primary focus is delivering community support, educational or recreational activities (including casual sports groups).

QEPCCC Cultural Group

For structured groups who meet all of the criteria under the CORE Applicants section, plus:

  • operate under the authority of a volunteer board or executive committee comprised of no less than five duly elected members; and
  • offer programs or activities in performing, visual, media, graphic, and/or literary arts, music, or cultural heritage.

This membership is required to participate in the volunteer hour bank at Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre (15 hours minimum are required) to qualify for preferred cultural room and storage rates at QEPCCC and the ability to propose and sponsor exhibitions in the corridor galleries at QEPCCC.

For more information about the QEPCCC benefits and requirements of this membership, please contact the Special Events/Scheduling Coordinator at 905-815-5979, ext. 4683 or email

Sport Group

For structured groups and organizations that operate competitive and non-competitive streams and utilize significant facility time, who meet all of the criteria under the CORE applicants section, plus:

  • operate under the authority of a volunteer board or executive committee comprised of no less than five duly elected members who must all be residents of Oakville;
  • hold an annual general meeting where the board or executive is elected from the general membership through a democratic process and has written by-laws or operating guidelines;
  • is a member in good standing with a provincial and multi-sport organization specific to the sport it pursues, where one exists; and
  • has been operating for at least one year and can provide, upon request, financial statements for the previous year and a budget for the next operating year, signed by two authorized signing officers or an independent certified accounting firm. Groups with expenditures over $100,000 can provide an audited financial statement.

Criteria and requirements

All applicants MUST meet the following criteria:

  • provides recreational/leisure, cultural, educational, or volunteer services;
  • is volunteer-based and not-for-profit;
  • is Oakville/Halton-based and a minimum 85 per cent of your members are Oakville residents. Requests for exceptions must be made in writing to the Recreation and Culture department on an annual basis. A detailed "Declared Non-Residents List" must be provided.
  • can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the town that it can carry out its objectives and financial obligations; and
  • adheres to the Ontario Human Rights Code and makes membership available to all residents of Oakville without restriction.

Additional information may be requested at any time to confirm a group's eligibility.

Benefits of membership

CORE membership allows groups to utilize Oakville-based school board facilities and receive priority status for facility access as outlined in the Facility Allocation policy. For youth organizations, CORE membership provides preferred rental rates for arenas, pools, and sport fields. QEPCCC Cultural Group membership provides preferred rental rates for cultural rooms at QEPCCC.

All CORE members receive the following benefits:

CORE advertising opportunities and rates

CORE memberships must be up-to-date in order to qualify for the special rates offered to not-for-profit advertisers. For more information about corporate advertising opportunities, please visit the Sponsorship & Advertising page.

Advertising in the Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide

The Recreation and Culture department will begin accepting advertising submissions for the 2016 Spring/Summer program guide in October. This guide will be available to the public in January 2016.

Please note: We have new size requirements. Open the Brochure Advertising Sizes – CORE pdf (19 kB) for examples.

Advertising space is limited and submission before deadline date DOES NOT ensure ad placement. The Town of Oakville holds the right to judge acceptability of ad subject and quality. Advertising submissions will not be accepted until both payment and acceptable electronic artwork have been received. Advertising space cannot be reserved.

The town's Parks, Recreation and Culture guide continues to be one of Oakville's most sought-after guides for program information. Advertisements are placed in the easily located advertising section of the guide and will be posted online as an interactive PDF with a direct link to your website. You can showcase your ad in full colour for no extra cost!

Visit the Program Registration page to see the current Parks, Recreation and Culture guide.

Open the CORE Brochure Advertising Rate Sheet (pdf, 92 kB) for general information.

Advertising in our facilities

The Recreation and Culture department is pleased to offer CORE groups special rates to advertise on arena boards and digital screens in our facilities. Whether you are looking to advertise your upcoming registration dates, membership information or special events, we have an advertising option for you! Download the CORE Arena Advertising form (pdf, 59 kB) or CORE Digital Sign Advertising form (pdf, 168 kB) for more information.

CORE Contacts

Sports groups

Average Joe Sports Club

North Oakville Sports Academy

Oakville Multi-Sport Inc.

Special Olympics Ontario – Oakville

Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlons Inc.

Aquatic sports

Bronte Harbour Yacht Club

Burlington Synchronized Swimming Club (BSSC)

Oakville Aquatic Club

Oakville Masters Swim Club

Ball/field hockey

Halton Field Hockey Club


Glen Abbey Slo-Pitch

Oakville Angels (Girls Softball Association)

Oakville Little League Baseball


Adult Men's Pickup Basketball

Oakville Senior Ladies Basketball League

Oakville Vytis Basketball Association

OTMH Basketball

Tuesday Night Men's Basketball


Oakville Minor Football (Oakville Titans)


Oakville Gymnastics Club

Hockey/ice sports

Employee Hockey

Minor Oaks Hockey Association

Oakville Blades Hockey Club Inc.

Oakville Curling Club

Oakville Hornets Girls Hockey

Oakville Oldtimers Hockey League

Oakville Speed Skating Club

Ostrich Hockey

Recreational Adult Men's Hockey

Skate Oakville

Speers Monday Night Hockey

Racquet sports

Falgarwood Badminton Club

Halton Badminton Club

Oak Badminton Club

Oakville Trafalgar Badminton Club


Crusaders Rugby Club


CSC Oakville Hrvat

Glenaston Adult Pick-up Soccer

Ladies Over 35 Indoor Soccer

Oakville M.C.M. Soccer Club

Oakville Soccer Club

Oakville Vipers Soccer Club

Track and Field

Oakville Legion Track and Field Club


Falgarwood Advanced Volleyball

Glen Abbey Adult Volleyball League

Glen Abbey Ladies Volleyball (GALV)

Ladies Recreational Volleyball (Tuesday)

Lakeside Volleyball Club

Oakville Thunder Volleyball Club