Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Fall Program Guide!

    Fall Program Guide!

    Fall program registration is NOW OPEN for Preschool, Child, and Youth Programs and for Adult Programs! Our guide is available online now so click "More Info" below to check it out!

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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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  • Register for OSCA Programs

    Register for OSCA Programs

  • 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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  • Adult Programs

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

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  • Pretty much any time, any day we are running some sort of kids program. All ages, all sorts of activities in safe, fun and allergy-sensitive caring environments. Read more
  • 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 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 way up to Grade 10.

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  • In our pottery studio, we provide:
    • Private pottery lessons
    • Seasonal pottery studio membership
    • Wheel throwing
    • Kids clay and youth pottery

    The studio is available for members to use when there are no classes. Hours are posted in the studio.

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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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  • Planning Primer I: Legislative Background and Policy Documents

    Would you like to know more about the city's planning process? The City of Ottawa Planning and Growth Management Department offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The program is a series of free half-day courses. The next session: Planning Primer I: Legislative Background and Policy Documents September 28 and October 2, 2019 (Offered in English)
    Wednesday, 18 September 2019 17:18
  • The 5 Big Moves

    City of Ottawa has released a high level policy directions document for the New Official Plan. City Planning staff are asking for community resident input and comments on The 5 Big Moves from now until September 30, 2019.
    Wednesday, 14 August 2019 20:53
  • Bridge to Bridge Tree Planting: Sun. Sept. 15, 2019

    Bridge to Bridge Tree Planting: Sun. Sept. 15, 2019 The years 2015 - 2018 are the world’s hottest years since the recording of weather patterns began and now, according to NASA, 2019 is on track to be even hotter. Planting trees is the best and easiest way to counter global warming. In a recent Science article, researchers estimated that not only is tree-planting fifty times more effective than other forms of emissions combating but it also helps micro-climates or th,e areas around the planted trees, to be cooler and have a cleaner air. Here in Old Ottawa South, we have been planting trees on the patch of land on Canal Woods Terrace near Bronson Avenue for ten years. We do it to help clean the air in our neighbourhood and to protect our community from the noise and sight of the seven-lane monstrosity that Bronson has become.
    Saturday, 07 September 2019 23:01
  • Ecology Ottawa Living City Workshops

    Our Living City team has hit its stride this summer. With the help of dozens of amazing volunteers, we’ve distributed over 10,000 trees, knocked on thousands of doors, and given away loads of green infrastructure adaptations like splash guards and redirects. Now, we’re gearing up for an exciting September chalk full of events. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out!
    Wednesday, 04 September 2019 09:13
  • The Forest of Arden Comes to Old Ottawa South

    The Forest of Arden Comes to Old Ottawa South This year, The Company of Adventurers has a wonderful treat in store for audiences: Shakespeare’s hilarious comedy As You Like It. This year’s show has some built-in surprises that you won’t want to miss. There is an intriguing entrance way leading in to the show that will engage you from the moment you step inside. (Arrive early and you’ll see what we mean!) This play is a fun one, so get ready for some hysterical moments of audience participation. It comes complete with a ridiculous wrestling match, some very bad poetry written by the love-struck Orlando, a court jester wandering in the woods, stubborn shepherdesses, an attack by a lion (in a forest in France), and a group of single-minded foresters who love to sing! Like all of our shows, this year’s production will appeal to people of all ages, bringing Shakespeare to life in ways that will make everyone a fan!
    Wednesday, 04 September 2019 07:38
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Featured Events

Sep 20

OSCA Youth Night - Flamingo Luau!

Come join us at the Firehall for our first Youth Night of the school year. To give summer one last big send off, we're having a Luau! The festivities begin at 6:30pm. You can drop in for $8 per person, or register for the season pass on our website using the barcode YTHF19.

Oct 06

OSCA's Annual Fall Fest

Join us for OSCA's annual Fall Fest at Windsor Park (1 Windsor Ave.). There will be a barbeque, food contests, games, and music provided by local favourite, Gentlemen of the Woods! 

Location: Windsor Park

Time: 11AM-2PM

Oct 23

OSCA's Terrifying Trivia Night

Join us for a night of spooky trivia! Wear your spookiest costume, have a beer, and enjoy some fun trivia!

This is a 19+ event. ID will be required. 

Location: 260 Sunnyside Avenue

Time: 7pm-9pm

Nov 24

OSCA's Christmas Craft Sale

Come join OSCA for our annual Christmas Craft Show in November. We have over 40 vendors selling beautiful handmade crafts so you can do all your holiday shopping in one place! 

Location: The Firehall (260 Sunnyside Ave.)

Time: 10AM-4PM

Community Events

Sep 18

Doors Open for Music - Gabriel Palatchi Piano Solo

Argentinian pianist Gabriel Palatchi plays original solo works blending Latin Jazz, Tango, and Middle Eastern influences. Gabriel Palatchi, piano.

Sep 19

Getting started in Genealogy

Do you want to research your family tree but are not sure how to start? Learn about first steps, organizing information, the records you need and where to find them, and tips for effective searching. Free drop-in program.

Sep 20

From Where I Stand with Jody Wilson-Raybould

A Writers Festival event: Jody Wilson-Raybould outlines the actions that she believes must be taken – by governments, Indigenous Nations, and ordinary Canadians – to achieve true reconciliation in this country.  Tickets.

Sep 21

Sustainability Showcase & Electric Vehicle Exhibit

A free event featuring local experts, businesses, and organizations to answer questions about living sustainably or purchasing sustainable products, panel discussions/speaker sessions, and more.

Sep 21

Playful Machines with Let's Talk Science

Join Let's Talk Science volunteers from the University of Ottawa and Carleton University to discover how to build a playground of simple machines. Ages 5-8. Registration.

Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community

OSCA's mission

Our Goals

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

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