Community Group Affiliations (CORE)

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

Current QEPCCC Cultural Group CORE members are identified with a [Q] symbol in the listing.

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:

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. Current QEPCCC Cultural Group CORE members in the listing are identified with a [Q] symbol.

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

NEW! Advertise on the scoreboard at Sixteen Mile Sports Complex

Now you can advertise (static image or video) on the big screen at centre ice in Sixteen Mile Sports Complex's Olympic-sized ice pad during weekly programs and special events! Visit the Sponsorship and Advertising page for more information.


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 2016-17 Fall/Winter program guide in April. This guide will be available to the public in July 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 Board Advertising form (PDF, 77 kB) or CORE Digital Sign Advertising form (PDF, 197 kB) for more information.



CORE Contacts

Arts/culture

ArtWorks Oakville [Q]
905-844-3651

Burl-Oak Theatre Group [Q]
905-825-0138

Celtic Fiddle Orchestra of Southern Ontario [Q]
905-469-1417

Circle of Harmony Chorus [Q]
905-827-4266

Entertainers Barbershop Harmony Society, The (Oakville Chapter)
905-847-7670

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

Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra [Q]
905-842-5569

High Rendition Jazz Youth Band Inc. [Q]
905-808-1672

Masterworks of Oakville Chorus and Orchestra
info@masterworksofoakville.ca

Oakville Art Society [Q]
905-827-5711

Oakville Arts Council [Q]
905-815-5977

Oakville Association of Knitters and Crocheters [Q]
oakcguild@gmail.com

Oakville Camera Club [Q]
info@oakvillecameraclub.com

Oakville Chamber Orchestra
905-483-6787

Oakville Choral Society
905-338-3823

Oakville Creative Kids Studio and Wonderland
1-647-821-2217

Oakville Festivals of Film and Art
905-302-9017

Oakville Fibre Artists [Q]
oakvillefibreartists@gmail.com

Oakville Galleries
905-844-4402

Oakville Handweavers and Spinners Guild [Q]
289-242-8685

Oakville Improv Theatre Company Inc. [Q]
416-230-5967

Oakville Players, The [Q]
905-825-0374

Oakville Quilters Guild [Q]
905-844-8066

Oakville Scottish Country Dancing Group [Q]

Oakville Sculptors & Carvers Guild [Q]
905-849-0170

Oakville Sewers Forum [Q]

Oakville Suzuki Association, The [Q]
289-644-3649

Oakville Symphony Orchestra
905-338-1462

Oakville Wind Orchestra [Q]

Royal Oaks Big Band
905-847-8683

White Oaks Secondary School — IB Visual Arts [Q]
905-845-5200

World of Threads Festival [Q]
905-844-3847

Community agencies (education/multicultural/support groups)

Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton [Q]
905-815-6184

Canadian Federation of University Women
info@cfuwoakville.ca

Canadian Parents for French Halton - CPFH
info@cpfhalton.ca

COCA (Clearview Oakville Community Alliance)
416-580-6169

Coccinelles, Les
905-828-2029

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

Glen Abbey Toastmasters
905-901-4201

Kerr Street Mission
905-845-7485

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
905-257-6029

Oakridge Bible Chapel Youth Club
905-849-0567

Oakville Chinese Network Society [Q]
416-889-4961

Oakville Community Foundation
905-844-3562

Oakville Literacy Council
905-469-8528

Oakville Parent-Child Centre
905-849-6366

Oakville Strokers

Polish Alliance of Canada

Quran Academy, The
905-817-0003

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

Visible Minority Radio and TV Network [Q]
647-701-9956

YMCA of Oakville
905-845-3417


Parks/environment

Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
905-815-6185

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association
289-813-1568


Recreation/leisure

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

Halton Outdoor Club
905-634-2012

Oakville African Violet Society

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

Oakville Community First Robotics Team
905-844-3394

Oakville Stamp Club
905-822-8450

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets/ Navy League of Canada – Oakville
905-464-0674

Sports groups

Average Joe Sports Club
905-845-6563

North Oakville Sports Academy
905-510-2073

Oakbuster Sports Club
905-829-2418

Oakville Multi-Sport Inc.
416-458-6859

Special Olympics Ontario – Oakville

Tri-FUN Kids' Triathlons Inc.
info@trifunkids.com


Aquatic sports

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

Canadian Power and Sail Oakville Squadron
905-844-6512

Oakville Aquatic Club
905-842-0903

Oakville Masters Swim Club


Ball/field hockey

Halton Field Hockey Club


Baseball/softball

Glen Abbey Slo-Pitch
glenabbeyslopitch@gmail.com

Oakville Angels (Girls Softball Association)
647-248-3148

Oakville Little League Baseball
905-827-1831


Basketball

Adult Men's Pickup Basketball
905-338-2665

Burloak Men's Pickup Basketball
905-510-9023

Oakville Basketball Club
905-469-1855

Oakville Men's Senior Basketball

Oakville Senior Ladies Basketball League
905-338-8416

Oakville Vytis Basketball Association

Old Timer Pick-Up Basketball
416-985-0533

OTMH Basketball

Tuesday Night Men's Basketball
905-337-2297


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.
905-301-2752

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

Ostrich Hockey
905-829-9186

Recreational Adult Men's Hockey
905-337-3407

Skate Oakville
905-257-7771

Speers Monday Night Hockey


Lacrosse

Oakville Minor Lacrosse Association


Racquet sports

Falgarwood Badminton Club
905-849-0159

Halton Badminton Club
289-244-6971

Oak Badminton Club

Oakville Family Badminton

Oakville Trafalgar Badminton Club
905-829-4262


Rugby

Crusaders Rugby Club
905-338-7533


Soccer

CSC Oakville Hrvat
647-212-9348

Glenaston Adult Pick-up Soccer
416-908-9481

Ladies Over 35 Indoor Soccer
905-825-0615

Oakville M.C.M. Soccer Club

Oakville Soccer Club
905-849-4436

Oakville Vipers Soccer Club

West Rock (Adult Pick-up Soccer)


Track and Field

Oakville Legion Track and Field Club
905-825-8695


Volleyball

Falgarwood Advanced Volleyball
905-582-0993

Glen Abbey Adult Volleyball League
416-320-9929

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

Ladies Monday Night Volleyball
905-844-6770

Ladies Recreational Volleyball (Tuesday)

Lakeside Volleyball Club
647-274-2327

Oakville Thunder Volleyball Club