Since 1999, Oak Park Neighbourhood Centre (OPNC) has been providing programs based on community need and input. Today OPNC supports over 500 families and their children at 2200 Sawgrass Drive in Oakville. While 90% of participants come from Oakville, they also come from the surrounding region. OPNC is a charitable organization and you will find our constitution, financial audits, annual reports, policies and board information here. Donations of any size are always welcome and tax receipts will be provided.
OPNC volunteers are the core of our organization. OPNC depends on them to offer suggestions for new programming, run programs, connect with participants, assist with fundraising, share their talents and help staff with programs and tidy up.
Members who are able to afford it are asked to contribute $50 per year to help offset expenses. When you attend your first program at OPNC, you will get a membership form which includes a section for your email address. That way you will get a monthly email update. Also connect with OPNC on Facebook.www.facebook.com/oakparkneighbourhoodcentre.
OPNC runs our Giggle & Grow Family drop-in program 5 mornings a week, Baby Rhyme Time, children’s reading & tutoring club, speech therapy, community gardens, homeschooling club, parenting support and workshops, after school program for grades 3-9, food bank, financial literacy and support, Spanish circle, Japanese circle time, German Circle & French Circletime, Divorce Support Group, Poverty Support Group, Newcomers Group, Seniors Drop In Program and other neighbourhood activities for parents and their children. OPNC offers paid programs as well which include a Preschool morning and afternoon program and a dance program.
In addition many other groups run programs at OPNC, like La Leche League, Halton Down Syndrome Assoc., Autism Ontario, Venturer Scouts, Community Youth Action Network, Posse Project, Girl Guides, Just Be You, LGBTQ+ Support Groups, HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters), Massage Evolution, Phoenix, Classical Martial Arts, WeeHands, Sheridan Employment Services, Oak Med Family Health Team, Aspira Academy of Music, Russian Musical Theater, LGBTQ+ Education & Support.
Be sure to visit the Programs page for a complete list of programming. There are also brochures and pamphlets at OPNC.