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.

Advertise in the Parks, Recreation and Culture Program Guide

NEW! Buy an ad in our program guide and get a digital screen ad FREE for the month of your choice.

Published twice per year – in July and January – our guide continues to be one of Oakville's most sought-after sources for community information.

Make sure your CORE membership is always up to date to receive our email about submission deadlines and requirements.

More information can be found under the Advertising opportunities and rates accordion tab that follows.

Apply for a CORE membership today!

Complete the online application form to renew or apply for a CORE membership.

Click on the headings that follow for more information. Still have questions? Call us at 905-815-2000 or email

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

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:

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

Advertisements are placed in the easily located advertising section of the guide, accessed via our online PDF 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.

Added bonus – get a FREE digital screen ad!

NEW! Book an ad and get one month of digital screen advertising ($175+ 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.

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

The Recreation and Culture department produces two program guides per year, which continue to be one of Oakville's most sought-after sources for community information.

Submissions are accepted for the Spring/Summer edition in October. While advertising submissions for the Fall/Winter edition are accepted in May.

CORE members get special rates, starting with a business card-size ad for less than $210!

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.

We have new size requirements. Open the Brochure Advertising Sizes – CORE PDF 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 form, payment and acceptable electronic artwork have been received. Advertising space cannot be reserved.

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.

CORE contacts


ArtHouse for Children and Youth

Baha'i Community of Oakville (English Corner)


Blue Bird Theatre, The

Burl-Oak Theatre Group

Canadian Caribbean Association

Celtic Connections – Sh-Boomers [Q]

Circle of Harmony [Q]

Entertainers Barbershop Harmony Society, The (Oakville Chapter)

Great Big Theatre Company

High Rendition Jazz Youth Band Inc. [Q]

Kerr St Big Band [Q]

Notables, The [Q]

Oakville Art Society [Q]

Oakville Association of Knitters
and Crocheters [Q]

Oakville Camera Club [Q]

Oakville Choral Society

Oakville Festivals of Film and Art

Oakville Fibre Artists [Q]

Oakville Galleries

Oakville Historical Society [Q]

Oakville Improv Theatre Company Inc. [Q]

Oakville Oriental Arts Club [Q]

Oakville Players, The

Oakville Quilters Guild [Q]

Oakville Scottish Country Dancing Group [Q]

Oakville Sculptors & Woodcarvers Guild [Q]

Oakville Sewers Forum [Q]

Oakville Suzuki Association, The [Q]

Oakville Symphony Orchestra

Oakville Wind Orchestra [Q]

Royal Oaks Big Band

Visible Minority Radio and TV Network (VMRTN) [Q]

White Oaks Secondary School — IB Visual Arts [Q]

World of Threads Festival [Q]

Community agencies (education/multicultural/support groups)

AMI Oakville Chapter

Canadian Association for Girls in Science (CAGIS)

Canadian Parents for French Halton - CPFH

Centre for Skills Development

Christian Horizons

Coccinelles d'Oakville, Les

CYAN – Community Youth in Action Network

Fitness for Mental Health

Glen Abbey Toastmasters

HMC Connections

Jayden's Joyride

Joshua's Creek Ratepayers Association

MECA Education and Culture Association

Mighty Oaks Advanced Toastmasters

Nottinghill Cooperative Preschool

Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre

Oakridge Bible Chapel Youth Club

Oakville Chinese Network Society [Q]

Oakville Creekside Alliance Church

Oakville Independent Schools

Oakville Jiu-Jiu Senior Association

Oakville Kiwanis Meals on Wheels

Oakville Parent-Child Centre

Oakville Strokers

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.

Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention Services (SAVIS) of Halton

Quran Academy, The

Visible Minority Radio and TV Network (VMRTN)

YMCA of Oakville


Conservation Halton

Halton Environmental Network (HEN)

Halton Region Salmon and Trout Association

Oakvillegreen Conservation Association

Oakville Horticultural Society


Girl Guides of Canada, Ontario Council

Halton Outdoor Club

Oakville African Violet Society

Oakville Army Cadets (Lorne Scots)

Oakville Stamp Club

Royal Canadian Sea Cadets/ Navy League of Canada – Oakville

Scouts Canada

Sports groups

Average Joe Sports Club

Lions Valley Athletics

Oakbuster Sports Club

Preserve Sports Association

Special Olympics Ontario – Oakville

Aquatic sports

Bronte Harbour Yacht Club

Burloak Canoe Club

Canadian Power Squadron

Oakville Aquatic Club

Oakville Masters Swim Club

Wai Nui Canoe Club

Ball/field hockey

Halton Field Hockey Club

Men's Recreational Ball Hockey


Abbey Oaks Slo-Pitch

Glen Abbey Slo-Pitch

Oakville Girls Softball Association (OGSA)

Oakville Minor Baseball


Adult Men's Pickup Basketball

Burloak Men's Basketball

Oakville Asian Basketball Group

Oakville Basketball Club

Oakville Senior Ladies Basketball League

Oakville Vytis Basketball Association

Old Timers Pick-Up Basketball

OTMH Basketball

Tuesday Night Men's Basketball


Oakville Minor Football Association (Oakville Titans)


Oakville Gymnastics Club

Hockey/ice sports

Employee Hockey

Halton Field Hockey Club

Minor Oaks Hockey Association

Oakville Blades Hockey Club Inc.

Oakville Curling Club

Oakville Hornets

Oakville Oldtimers Hockey League

Oakville Oriental Arts

Oakville Speed Skating Club

Recreational Adult Men's Hockey

Skate Oakville


Oakville Minor Lacrosse Association

Lawn Bowling

Oakville Lawn Bowling Club

Racquet sports

Falgarwood Badminton Club

Halton Badminton Club

Oak Badminton Club

Oakville Asian Basketball Group

Oakville Trafalgar Badminton Club

White Oaks Badminton Club


CSC Oakville Hrvat Soccer

Glenashton Adult Pick-Up Soccer

Ladies Over 35 Indoor Soccer

Little Kickers

Oakville MCM Soccer Club

Oakville Soccer Club

Vipers Soccer Club

West Rock (Adult Pick-Up Soccer)

Track and Field

DontGetLost Adventure Running

Oakville Legion Track and Field Club

Oakville Running Club


Falgarwood Advanced Volleyball

Glen Abbey Adult Volleyball League

Glen Abbey Ladies Volleyball (GALV)

Ladies Monday Night Volleyball

Ladies Recreational Volleyball (Tuesday)

Lakeside Volleyball Club

Oakville Thunder Volleyball Club