Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • OSCA's Summer Camp guide is here!

    OSCA's Summer Camp guide is here!

    We're ready and excited to welcome campers back to the Firehall and we have a fantastic lineup of camps prepared with safety always a top priority. Click the button below to check out the full guide!

    Click here!
  • We still have a long way to go

    We still have a long way to go

    All of us at OSCA (staff and volunteers) thank you for your generosity. Your pledges and contributions have surpassed $75,000! We still have a long way to go but you have added the equivalent of six additional weeks – that’s a lot to be proud of!

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We’ve come a long way since March of last year! There is certainly a familiar (and at times frustrating) rhythm to COVID-19 restrictions but we continue to adapt, offering community programming when safe and possible under official health guidelines. 

Our in-person After-4 program has been running since September 2020 and continues to grow as we become more confident and more knowledgeable about how to manage groups safely. We are adapting to changing COVID-19 scenarios, developing in-person activities (especially for children) to explore and learn in an active, safe and fun setting, outside and inside.

Thank you for your support and generosity.  Whether it’s registering for a program or pledging your financial support on a monthly basis, every contribution counts. Monthly pledges add up over time and with many families pledging their support we can make sure that our community centre remains open in 2021.



  • Enviro Crew: Plastic Bag Collection

    Enviro Crew: Plastic Bag Collection The Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South is organizing another plastic bag collection for recycling. This one will kick off on Earth Day (April 22) and you’ll have four days to drop off your bags.
    Friday, 09 April 2021 14:00
  • Bank Street Bridge Reconfiguration

    Bank Street Bridge Reconfiguration Comments are requested by April 22, 2021 on the proposed changes for the Bank Street Canal Bridge. What: The City is designing improved active transportation (i.e., cycling and pedestrian) facilities on the Bank Street bridge over the Rideau Canal. In September 2020, City Council members endorsed a concept design for the bridge crossing that included a reduction of vehicle lanes over the bridge from the existing four lanes to three lanes in order to accommodate active transportation facilities.
    Friday, 09 April 2021 09:30
  • Bank Street Bridge Changes

    Bank Street Bridge Changes The City of Ottawa has once again converted the outside curb lanes on the Bank Street Bridge for more space, safety, and active transportation. Reconfiguration of Bank Street Bridge Public Consultation Permanent changes are also coming to the bridge, moving from a 4-lane model to a 3-lane model. The display boards showing the proposed changes have been uploaded to the project webpage.
    Tuesday, 23 March 2021 10:39
  • New in the 'hood: Pizza vending machine

    New in the 'hood: Pizza vending machine If you get the munchies while waiting for your bus (or any other time, 24/7), a few bucks will get you a hot or cold pizza to go. Check out the new kiosk at Bank & Belmont.
    Friday, 02 April 2021 17:18
  • April Shutdown Update

    The Firehall remains closed to the public as we enter the province-wide shutdown.  We are unable to offer in-person April break camps. We will be contacting our campers on Tuesday, April 6th. Our afterschool program is running! We have planned some virtual activities to keep the kids busy next week. For more details go here. Our fitness centre members will receive an extension on their membership and will be contacted when the fitness centre reopens.  We will update this post with more details when necessary.
    Thursday, 01 April 2021 15:36
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Featured Events

Apr 13

Garden Club—Why We Love Annuals

Master Gardeners Clair Leduc and Catherine Disley will talk about interesting ways to include annuals on your balconies, patios, and in your gardens. From small and sweet to big and bold, annuals with their wide variety of shapes and colours can add personality and character to any garden. Many of them play the useful role of attracting pollinators while others can offer a unique twist to your dinner plate, not to mention their role in making stunning bouquets.

Community Events

Apr 15

Energy Evolution Community Discussion

Interested in knowing how you can lighten your carbon footprint? The most relevant actions for residents relate to home heating and cooling, personal vehicles, and food waste. Join the Enviro Crew of OOS for a half-hour presentation from the City followed by a question & answer period. Details available here.

Apr 20

Our Gardens and Climate Change

Master Gardener Lesley Peace will discuss climate change and how it affects our gardens. This lecture will offer strategies and techniques to maintain resilient gardens, and explain how gardeners can be better stewards of our changing environment. Visit the Friends of the Farm Master Gardener Lecture Series webpage to register.

Apr 24

POSTPONED: Spring Cleaning the Capital

On hold until further notice, due to Ontario-wide shutdown. Join the OOS Enviro Crew picking up litter and recyclables in Brewer Park to celebrate Earth Week. Collection bags and some gloves available, but bring your own gloves if you have them, and of course, a mask.

May 02

Virtual Hike for Hospice Care Ottawa

Hike for Hospice is an annual tradition that raises funds and awareness for Hospice Care Ottawa. We are hosting the hike virtually again this year to ensure our clients, staff, volunteers and supporters are safe while we practice physical distancing. Your support will provide end-of-life hospice care at no charge to families, special care that is much appreciated. Register online to join us or make a donation.


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