By providing hope and positive vision, Optimists bring out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves.

The Optimist Club of Oakville


The Optimist Club of Oakville is a community service organization dedicated to "Bringing out the best in youth, in our communities and in ourselves". We have been supporting youth in Oakville since 1948.  It is our 70th Anniversary of supporting children and youth in Oakville. Optimist clubs are members of the worldwide Optimist International service organization dedicated to serving the youth of their communities.

Our Impact: We are a group of people who care about youth. It is conservatively estimated that each Optimist member positively impacts 35 children and youth annually. Our 50 members translates into a minimum positive impact for 1750 children and youth annually in Oakville. Check out the list of organizations we support

The purpose of the Optimist Club of Oakville is to develop “Optimism” as a philosophy of life and to aid and encourage the youth of our community. 

Are you in good standing in the community, have integrity and a heart for serving youth? Our members include people from every aspect of our community: business, civil service, social, educational, cultural, retirees and even young people. Come join us! We’d love to meet you as our guest at one of our Dinner Meetings, held monthly (except July and August). 

Optimist Club of Oakville Meetings
2nd Monday @ 7:00 pm
Optimist Hall/Halton Police Safety Village
1151 Bronte Road
Oakville, ON L6M 4G3

We are part of the Central Ontario Optimist District, and have 4 quarterly meetings which includes an annual District Convention. In 2018, we are hosting the 100th Annual Optimist International Convention in Ottawa! 


  • VOLUNTEER Are you interested in joining our team so that you can Bring Out the Best in Kids in your community? For more information click here.
  • PROGRAMSThe Optimist Club of Oakville runs many events during the year. Our events include an amazing Shrimpfest Gala in September, the best Christmas Tree Lot in Oakville and many smaller events where we assist other organizations we support. We also have a Junior Optimist Club, hold annual Oratorical and Essay Contests,  and provide annual bursaries to graduating students and more! Click here to learn more about our events and how you can get involved.
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