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.

The Recreation and Culture department is now accepting advertising submissions for the 2015 Spring/Summer program guide. This guide will be available to the public in January 2015. The deadline for submissions is November 3, 2014 and details can be found below.

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, 88 kB) and submit it with the documentation and payment required to:

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

Still have questions?

Please call 905-845-6601, ext. 3147 or email core@oakville.ca.

Membership options

General

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 qepbookafacility@oakville.ca.

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 2015-16 Fall/Winter program guide in April. This guide will be available to the public in July 2015.

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, 52 kB) or CORE Digital Sign Advertising form (pdf, 126 kB) for more information.



CORE Contacts

Arts/culture

ArtWorks Oakville
905-844-3651

Burl-Oak Theatre Group
905-825-0138

Circle of Harmony Chorus
905-827-4266

Entertainers Barbershop Harmony Society, The (Oakville Chapter)
905-339-3588

Great Big Theatre Company
1-866-864-4282 (toll free)

High Rendition Jazz Youth Band Inc.
905-808-1672

Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra

Oakville Art Society
905-827-5711

Oakville Arts Council
905-815-5977

Oakville Association of Knitters and Crocheters
oakcguild@gmail.com

Oakville Camera Club
info@oakvillecameraclub.com

Oakville Chamber Orchestra
905-483-6787

Oakville Choral Society
905-338-3823

Oakville Fibre Artists

Oakville Galleries
905-844-4402

Oakville Handweavers and Spinners Guild

Oakville Improv Theatre Company
416-230-5967

Oakville Quilters Guild
905-844-8066

Oakville Scottish Country Dancing Group
905-827-8350

Oakville Sculptors & Carvers Guild
905-849-0170

Oakville Sewers Forum

Oakville Suzuki Association, The

Oakville Symphony Orchestra
905-338-1462

Oakville Wind Orchestra
905-466-9306

Royal Oaks Big Band
905-847-8683

Streetwise Actors
416-432-2910

World of Threads Festival
905-844-3847


Community agencies (business/education/support groups)

Canadian Federation of University Women
905-582-4213

COCA (Clearview Oakville Community Alliance)
905-829-1069

Community Employment Services, Sheridan College
905-845-9430 ext. 8160

Front Line Outreach
905-467-7483

Glen Abbey Toastmasters
905-847-6342

Halton Region
905-825-6000, 1-866-4HALTON, 311

Kerr Street Community Services
905-845-7495

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
905-257-6029

Oakville Community Foundation
905-844-3562

Oakville Kiwanis Meals on Wheels

Oakville Literacy Council
905-469-8528

Oakville Parent-Child Centre
905-849-6366

Oakville Strokers
905-842-8791

Reach Out Centre for Kids (ROCK)
905-634-2347

St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School (SMLS)
905-845-2386

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario
905-338-2112

S.E.N.A.C.A. Seniors Day Program Halton Inc.
905-337-8937

Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton
905-825-3622

Women's Centre, The
905-847-5520

Multicultural agencies/spiritual groups

Alliance-Francaise de Toronto
French Language School & Cultural Centre
289-291-3333

Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton
905-815-6184

Canadian Parents for French
905-336-1012

Coccinelles, Les
905-825-0857

German Language School of Halton 

Oakridge Bible Chapel Boys' Club 
905-849-0567

Oakville Chinese Network Society 
416-889-4961

Quran Academy, The
905-617-2397


Parks/environment

Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
905-815-6185

Oakville Sustainable Food Partnership (OSFP)
905-825-8966


Recreation/leisure

540 Golden Hawks Air Cadets Squadron
905-842-3232

Girl Guides of Canada - Ontario Council
1-877-565-8111

Halton Outdoor Club
905-634-2012

Oakville African Violet Society
905-845-5434

Oakville Amateur Radio Club
905-469-2520

Oakville Army Cadets (Lorne Scots)
905-901-4616

Oakville Navy League
(Royal Canadian Sea Cadets)
905-464-0674

Oakville Stamp Club
905-822-8450


Sports groups

Average Joe Sports Club
905-315-9370

North Oakville Sports Academy
905-510-2073

Special Olympics Ontario – Oakville

Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlons Inc.


Aquatic sports

Bronte Harbour Yacht Club
905-827-6437

Burlington Synchronized Swimming Club (BSSC)
905-637-7328

Oakville Aquatic Club
905-842-0903

Oakville Masters Swim Club


Ball/field hockey

Halton Field Hockey Club
905-632-7522

Men's Recreational Ball Hockey
905-815-9872


Baseball/softball

Abbey Oaks Slo Pitch

Glen Abbey Slo-Pitch
905-483-3425

Oakville Angels (Girls Softball Association) 
416-399-6084

Oakville Little League Baseball
905-827-1831

Oakville Minor Baseball Association
905-844-1631


Basketball

Adult Men's Pickup Basketball
905-338-2665

Oakville Men's Senior Basketball

Oakville Senior Ladies Basketball League
905-338-8416

Oakville Vytis Basketball Association

Old-Timers Pick-Up Basketball
416-560-1053

OTMH Basketball

Tuesday Night Men's Basketball
905-337-2297

Cricket

Oakville Cricket Club
289-259-4706


Cycling

Cycle Oakville
905-582-4237

Oakville Cycling Club 
289-837-1005


Football

Oakville Minor Football (Oakville Titans)


Gymnastics

Oakville Gymnastics Club
905-847-7747


Hockey/ice sports

Employee Hockey

Minor Oaks Hockey Association
905-338-9220

Oakville Blades Hockey Club Inc.
905-581-1743

Oakville Curling Club
905-844-6982

Oakville Hornets Girls Hockey
905-337-8800

Oakville Oldtimers Hockey League
905-337-9381

Oakville Speed Skating Club
647-401-1189

Recreational Adult Men's Hockey
416-569-5658

Skate Oakville
905-257-7771

Speers Monday Night Hockey
647-883-2858

Warren Summer Ice
905-845-1234


Lacrosse

Oakville Minor Lacrosse Association


Racquet sports

Falgarwood Badminton Club
905-849-0159

Halton Badminton Club
289-244-6971

Oak Badminton Club
416-414-2108

Oakville Family Badminton

Oakville Trafalgar Badminton Club
416-464-3020


Soccer

CNSC Livno Oakville

CSC Oakville Hrvat
647-212-9348

Ladies Over 35 Indoor Soccer
905-825-0615

Oakville M.C.M. Soccer Club

Oakville Soccer Club
905-849-4436

Vipers Soccer Club


Volleyball

Falgarwood Advanced Volleyball
905-330-1983

Glen Abbey Adult Volleyball League
416-320-9929

Glen Abbey Ladies Volleyball (GALV)
905-827-8522

Ladies Recreational Volleyball (Tuesday)

Lakeside Volleyball Club
647-274-2327

Oakville Thunder Volleyball Club
905-849-5627

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