Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Summer Program Registration now open

    Summer Program Registration now open

    Whether you’re looking to create a work of art, get some physical activity, or leave your children somewhere after-school, we have you covered. See our program guide.
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  • Summer camps

    Summer camps

    Our summer camp registration is up and running! We’ve brought back Firehall classics and introduced some new, exciting camps. Spaces are filling fast, so register now to ensure your space.
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  • Firehall Fitness Centre Survey

    Firehall Fitness Centre Survey

    What do you look for and/or want in your local community fitness centre? Let us know by taking the FFC Survey.
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  • OSCA runs programs year round for children, youth adults and families. After-four care, day camps and special camps for PD Days and March breaks take pressure off working parents.

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  • After-four program

    Looking for an early start to the day? Our Breakfast Club starts at 7:30 am, Monday to Friday, with walk-over to Hopewell School before classes. OSCA’s also offers an After-4 Program for children in Gr. 1-6, from 3:00-6:00PM.

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  • Camps

    OSCA offers a full day recreation program for PD days of Ottawa-area school boards for JK to Grade 6. We also offer a wide range of day camps during the summer for children in JK all the up to Grade 10.

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  • Adult Programs

    Pursuing your dream, staying healthy, getting fit. You can do it all economically and in a supportive environment.

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  • Fitness Centre

    We provide access to cardiovascular exercise machines, free weights, and resistance bands in a quiet, welcoming environment. Read more
  • Birthday Parties

    Skip the work and plan your next birthday party with OSCA, where we offer a fun place to party with friends and family.

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News

  • Thank You to OSCA and the Community

    At the May 2017 AGM, Brenda Lee received the Outstanding Lifetime Volunteer Award from OSCA for over 20 years of volunteering on the OSCA Board and on the Events Committee. Brenda has been a strong supporter for events that bring the community together and has given of her time and knowledge openly and selflessly. Her contribution to the community has been felt in many ways, and the community will continue to benefit for years to come because of her efforts, and establishment of key OSCA events. This is a transcript of her acceptance speech originally published in the June 2017 OSCAR.
    Monday, 19 June 2017 12:35
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  • Southminster Plans: Zoning Bylaw Amendment

    Southminster Plans: Zoning Bylaw Amendment The City wants to know what you think of the Windmill Development proposal to re-zone the church property to allow for a six-storey apartment building and four townhouses to replace the community hall. Due date for comments is July 11, 2017. Your feedback should be addressed to Allison Hamlin, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 613-580-2424 x25477.
    Tuesday, 13 June 2017 10:26
  • Saving Southminster Church and Old Ottawa South Too!

    How and why should Southminster Church, this important part of Old Ottawa South, continue to thrive in our community and why should Old Ottawa South fight to keep our R3—three storey residential zoning? At first blush, the current proposal to rezone the church property to allow a nominally 6 storey, but practically a 7 storey condominium, to be built behind the church seems like the perfect answer. But is it really so? Yes, the money the church will receive from the developer, Windmill Development, will pay for repairs that are urgently needed. But what will happen five years down the road when more repairs are required? And, has the church really gotten the best value for the property to be severed from the back? Is the only way to keep the church alive to encroach on the current residential zoning of the neighbourhood with a twenty-plus metre structure as opposed to the current R3 allowance of eleven metres? How can we save the church and the neighbourhood too and why should we care about preserving either?
    Thursday, 15 June 2017 16:37
  • Safe Crossing of Colonel By Drive

    Safe Crossing of Colonel By Drive Over the course of the winter and spring, the people of Ottawa and, in particular, the residents of Old Ottawa South, have benefitted from a temporary set of traffic lights on Colonel By Drive at the intersection of Echo Drive as it heads up to Bank Street. These lights, admittedly not pretty, meant no dodging of speeding cars to get across Colonel By, no long waits to cross while a seemingly endless stream of cars passes by, and no looking longingly at the canal wishing we had a safe access point. Unfortunately, these temporary traffic lights were related to the rehabilitation of the eastern canal wall between Echo Drive and Pig Island. Now that the work has been completed, the lights have disappeared. However, our desire for a permanent safe crossing has not disappeared but rather has been strengthened.
    Wednesday, 14 June 2017 10:29
  • Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo: A Grand Success!

    Capital Spokes Bike Rally & Rodeo: A Grand Success! It took quite a few players to make Sunday's Bike Rally/Rodeo a success. First and foremost, OSCA's Traffic & Safety Committee who made cycle training & safety part of their strategic plan, David Chernushenko's office (David & Ian Grabina) who supported us from the very beginning, our community partners in the Glebe, Old Ottawa East, Heron Park who welcomed our proposal in the blink of an eye, the City of Ottawa's Safer Roads Program and the staff at OSCA. There are many nameless volunteers who by their very spirit and encouragement made this event worth the effort: the Beaver Scouts, Hopewell parents & staff, our children, grandchildren, their friends & families, the paramedics, police, Can-Bike trainers, the folks from the Cycling Safety program who, with the Beaver Scouts, saved the day with obstacle courses, a jellied brain, helmet fittings, and a bike wash!
    Tuesday, 13 June 2017 07:15
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Featured Events


Sep 09

Old Ottawa South Porch Sale

Annual community-wide porch sale. Buy, sell, and trade treasures in Old Ottawa South.



Community Events


Jun 24

Release of the Royal Swans

The City of Ottawa officially releases the Royal Swans onto the Rideau River.  It's the 50th anniversary of the original six pairs of Mute (Royal) swans gifted to the City of Ottawa by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, in celebration of Canada’s Centennial year in 1967. Bring your own picnic in the park with old-fashion activities; swan release at 1pm.



Jun 25

Ottawa Welcomes the World – Korea

The Embassy of the Republic of Korea will be presenting an exciting line-up of performances and experiences that range from traditional to modern, as well as interactive information booths, cultural experience corners, and delightful Korean delicacies from Ottawa’s top Korean chefs.



Jun 26

Sesquicentennial Celebration of Our Prime Ministers: Lester B. Pearson

Dr. Stephen Azzi will help us better understand the life and times of Lester B. Pearson, Nobel Prize winner and prime minister in two productive minority governments in the 1960s. Free event presented by the Old Ottawa East Community Association.



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OSCA builds a strong sense of community and engages the residents of OOS through its various programs, services and activities.

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