Community Group Affiliations (CORE)

CORE is a membership-based program that offers community groups and organizations (including casual groups who meet informally and/or play pick-up sports) support in delivering their services to the community.

Please refer to the Town of Oakville's CORE procedure for more information including CORE membership eligibility criteria.

Missed our ad deadline?

The Recreation and Culture department currently has limited space available for advertising submissions for the 2019 Spring/Summer Parks, Recreation and Culture program guide. Submit your ad today! First come, first served.

NEW! Buy a program guide ad, get a digital screen ad FREE for the month of your choice. Click on the Advertising opportunities and rates heading that follows for forms and details.

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 groups who meet informally and/or play pick-up sports).

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.

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;*
  • 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. Requests for exceptions to the residency requirement must be made in writing to the Recreation and Culture department on an annual basis (space is provided on the application form) and a detailed "Declared Non-Residents List" may be required.

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:

Limited ad space available – first come, first served

Showcase your not-for-profit organization in full colour for no extra cost!

The Recreation and Culture department produces two program guides per year. We are currently accepting advertising submissions for the Spring/Summer edition, which will be distributed in January. Submit your advertising form, artwork and payment now!

Open the CORE advertising form (PDF) to get started.

Added bonus – FREE digital screen ad!

NEW! Book an ad and get one month of digital screen advertising ($157+ value) free during the month of your choice. Advertisers will be contacted to make arrangements for submitting their digital screen ad. More information about screen locations, etc. follows.

Advertisements are placed in the easily located advertising section of the guide and via our interactive PDF online with a direct link to your website! We also print 25,000 copies available at all Town of Oakville recreation and culture facilities.

Please note: First-come, first-served. If applicable, a waitlist will be started once current spaces have been filled. Space will not be reserved for incomplete submissions.

The Fall/Winter guide comes out in July, the Spring/Summer in January

We have new size requirements. Open the Brochure Advertising Sizes – CORE PDF for examples.

Open the CORE Brochure Advertising Rate Sheet (PDF) for general information. If you are interested in requesting a cover ad, please visit the Sponsorship and Advertising page for more information. There are no CORE discounts on cover ads.

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 form, 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 review the current Parks, Recreation and Culture guide.


Advertising in our facilities

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.

Digital screens and arena boards

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) or CORE Digital Sign Advertising form (PDF) 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 and Advertising page.

Apply for a CORE membership today!

Please complete the online application form. Call us at 905-815-5989 or email core@oakville.ca if you have any questions.

CORE contacts

Arts/culture

ArtHouse for Children and Youth

Bandology
info@bandology.ca

Blue Bird Theatre, The

Burl-Oak Theatre Group
info@botg.ca

Canadian Caribbean Association

Celtic Connections – Sh-Boomers [Q]
byrongrant@cogeco.ca

Circle of Harmony [Q]

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

Great Big Theatre Company
onstage@gbtc.com
1-866-864-4282

Halton Mississauga Youth Orchestra

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

Kerr St Big Band [Q]
raymond_douglas@yahoo.com

Notables, The [Q]
oakvillenotables@gmail.com

Oakville Art Society [Q]
905-827-5711

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

Oakville Camera Club [Q]
info@oakvillecameraclub.com

Oakville Choral Society
oakvillechoral@gmail.com

Oakville Festivals of Film and Art
905-302-9017

Oakville Fibre Artists [Q]
oakvillefibreartists@gmail.com

Oakville Galleries
905-844-4402

Oakville Historical Society [Q]

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

Oakville Oriental Arts Club [Q]
szhao26@hotmail.com

Oakville Players, The
905-466-2695

Oakville Quilters Guild [Q]
info@oakvillequiltersguild.ca

Oakville Scottish Country Dancing Group [Q]
905-339-1522

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

Oakville Sewers Forum [Q]
info@distinctivesewing.com

Oakville Suzuki Association, The [Q]
registrar@oakvillesuzuki.org

Oakville Symphony Orchestra
office@oakvillesymphony.ca

Oakville Wind Orchestra [Q]
info@owo.ca

Royal Oaks Big Band
david.crown@sympatico.ca

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

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)

AMI Oakville Chapter
416-951-1397

Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)

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

Christian Horizons

Coccinelles d'Oakville, Les
905-825-2029

CYAN – Community Youth in Action Network
info@youthinspire.ca

Fitness for Mental Health
jodie@fitforthemind.ca

Glen Abbey Toastmasters
info@glenabbeytoastmasters.org

HMC Connections

Jayden's Joyride
905-829-0724

Joshua's Creek Ratepayers Association
905-845-3278

MECA Education and Culture Association
416-725-7300

Mighty Oaks Advanced Toastmasters
416-823-2163

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre
michelle@opnc.ca

Oakridge Bible Chapel Youth Club
905-849-0567

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

Oakville Creekside Alliance Church
289-837-4942

Oakville Independent Schools
http://educationoakville.com/contact

Oakville Jiu-Jiu Senior Association
jdou60@gmail.com

Oakville Kiwanis Meals on Wheels
oakvillekiwanismeals@bellnet.ca

Oakville Parent-Child Centre
905-849-6366

Oakville Strokers
905-842-8791

Peel Halton Dufferin Acquired Brain Injury Services

The Polish Alliance of Canada Branch #29

Project Autism

Reidmount Discovery Schools

Schizophrenia Society of Ontario

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

Quran Academy, The

Visible Minority Radio and TV Network (VMRTN)
vmradiotv@gmail.com

YMCA of Oakville
905-845-3417


Parks/environment

Conservation Halton

Halton Environmental Network (HEN)
905-815-6185

Halton Region Salmon and Trout Association
info@hrsalmonandtrout.com

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association
289-813-1568

Oakville Horticultural Society


Recreation/leisure

Canadian Power Squadron
amasson@cogeco.ca

Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council
1-800-565-8111

Halton Outdoor Club
905-634-2012

Oakville African Violet Society

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

Oakville Stamp Club
905-822-8450

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

Scouts Canada
kevin.bouchard@scouts.ca

Sports groups

Average Joe Sports Club
905-845-6563

Lions Valley Athletics
647-860-4664

Oakbuster Sports Club
vivian_housh@hotmail.com

Preserve Sports Association

Special Olympics Ontario – Oakville
oakvilleso@oakvillespecialolympics.org


Aquatic sports

Burloak Canoe Club

Oakville Aquatic Club
905-842-0903

Oakville Masters Swim Club


Ball/field hockey

Halton Field Hockey Club
info@haltonfieldhockey.com

Men's Recreational Ball Hockey


Baseball/softball

Abbey Oaks Slo-Pitch

Glen Abbey Slo-Pitch
glenabbeyslopitch@gmail.com

Oakville Angels (Girls Softball Association)
905-330-7361
president@oakvilleangels.com

Oakville Minor Baseball


Basketball

Adult Men's Pickup Basketball
makarowycz@hotmail.com
905-338-2665

Burloak Men's Basketball
rbarac74@gmail.com

Oakville Asian Basketball Group
oakville.asian.basketballgroup@gmail.com
647-892-6896

Oakville Basketball Club
admin@oakvillebasketball.com

Oakville Senior Ladies Basketball League
905-338-8416

Oakville Vytis Basketball Association

Old Timers Pick-Up Basketball

OTMH Basketball
srehsia@gmail.com

Tuesday Night Men's Basketball
905-337-2297


Football

Oakville Minor Football Association (Oakville Titans)
info@oakvilletitansfootball.ca


Gymnastics

Oakville Gymnastics Club
info@oakvillegym.com


Hockey/ice sports

Employee Hockey

Halton Field Hockey Club
info@haltonfieldhockey.com

Minor Oaks Hockey Association
905-338-9220

Oakville Blades Hockey Club Inc.
905-301-2752

Oakville Curling Club
905-844-6982

Oakville Hornets
info@oakvillehornets.on.ca

Oakville Oldtimers Hockey League
paul@corbettssports.com

Oakville Oriental Arts
he_sharon@yahoo.ca

Oakville Speed Skating Club
oakvillespeedskating@gmail.com

Recreational Adult Men's Hockey

Skate Oakville
905-257-7771


Lacrosse

Oakville Minor Lacrosse Association
info@oakvillelacrosse.com


Lawn Bowling

Oakville Lawn Bowling Club
markwcox1970@gmail.com


Racquet sports

Falgarwood Badminton Club
pete.wehrli@sympatico.ca

Halton Badminton Club
289-244-6971

Oak Badminton Club
oak.b@mail.com

Oakville Asian Basketball Group
tdimonster@hotmail.com

Oakville Trafalgar Badminton Club
ashbhasin@ymail.com
416-464-3020

White Oaks Badminton Club
647-771-0872


Soccer

CSC Oakville Hrvat Soccer
oakville.hrvat@gmail.com
647-212-9348

Glenashton Adult Pick-Up Soccer
416-908-9481

Ladies Over 35 Indoor Soccer
beseen@cogeco.ca

Little Kickers

Oakville MCM Soccer Club
johnflynn4falkirk@gmail.com

Oakville Soccer Club
info@oakvillesoccer.ca
905-849-4436

Vipers Soccer Club

West Rock (Adult Pick-Up Soccer)


Track and Field

DontGetLost Adventure Running
cassie@dontgetlost.ca

Oakville Legion Track and Field Club

Oakville Running Club
bubsy09@gmail.com


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
lakesidevolleyball@gmail.com

Oakville Thunder Volleyball Club
admin@oakvillethunder.ca