Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Introducing OSCA's All-Access Fitness Membership!

    Introducing OSCA's All-Access Fitness Membership!

    We are excited to offer a brand new way to experience our fitness programs: OSCA's All-Access Fitness Membership! With 3 membership Tiers, our new memberships provide flexibility & convenience to join any of our (virtual) fitness offerings for one monthly fee. Click "Register Here" for full details.

    Register Now
  • The Fall 2020 Virtual Program Guide is OUT NOW & Registration is OPEN!

    The Fall 2020 Virtual Program Guide is OUT NOW & Registration is OPEN!

    We have another full lineup of programs and workshops for all ages! Check out the Fall 2020 Virtual Guide, or click "Register Now" to browse all programs and register in Amilia.


    Register Now
  • Registration for In-Person After 4 is Open

    Registration for In-Person After 4 is Open

    Registration for our in-person After 4 program is open and space is very limited. For details on some of the updated safety procedures and protocols, read the update on our website.

    Register Now
  • OSCA's AGM: Tuesday October 20th at 7:30pm. Registration now open.

    OSCA's AGM: Tuesday October 20th at 7:30pm. Registration now open.

    OSCA's Annual General Meeting is scheduled for Tuesday October 20, 2020, commencing at 7:30pm. The AGM will be hosted on Zoom and registration is required. Deadline for registration is October 16, 2020.

    Register Now

COVID-19 Resources

News, Updates on What's Open, and Quarantine Stories in Old Ottawa South.

If you have an OOS Quarantine Story you want to share with us, please email it to oscaprograms@oldottawasouth.ca or fill out our submission form.


  • What’s New: Enviro Crew of OOS’s newsletter

    What’s New: Enviro Crew of OOS’s newsletter The Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South has a new monthly newsletter to keep residents of OOS up-to-date on their activities and also green issues. Check out October’s edition.
    Tuesday, 20 October 2020 12:58
    Tags: environment
  • OSCA Receives Generous Red Cross Grant for Spring and Summer Virtual Programs

    OSCA Receives Generous Red Cross Grant for Spring and Summer Virtual Programs The Old Ottawa South Community Association recently received an important grant from Red Cross Canada's COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations Granting Program for Non-Profits, made possible through funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada. This grant was awarded to OSCA for the effort made by staff to pivot from in-person programming to free or Pay-What-You-Can based virtual programming for the Spring and Summer sessions. The grant - worth a total of $44,942.88 - is a crucial part of the survival of OSCA, as it allows the association to cover some of the considerable fixed expenses associated with running these programs at no cost to the community, while having to operate on a severely reduced and unsustainable revenue stream. OSCA is extremely grateful to the Red Cross and the Government of Canada for awarding this generous and vital grant. On behalf of OSCA, President Richard Slowikowski wrote a thank-you letter, printed in full below.
    Friday, 16 October 2020 09:18
    Tags: osca
  • OCSA's AGM is this Tuesday, Oct 20 - Please Register or Sign a Proxy Form

    OSCA’s AGM will take place virtually by Zoom on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 7:30pm. Throughout the meeting, OSCA requires quorum, so we ask that members that have registered for the AGM show up and stay for at least the duration of the business portion of the meeting. If you haven't registered yet, there is still time to do so! Alternatively, if you cannot attend the meeting via Zoom, we ask that you please complete and submit a proxy form by October 18th to allow OSCA to reach and maintain quorum. Full details below.
    Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:37
  • HalloweeK is coming soon to OSCA!

    HalloweeK is coming soon to OSCA! All Hallow's Eve is fast approaching and we're getting in the festive spirit! From October 23rd to 30th, we'll be hosting a myriad of fun social-distance-appropriate activities, including: The Firehall front porch will be transformed into a spooky backdrop perfect for taking photos of kids in their costumes, starting on October 23rd! Come by day or night to snap some photos, bearing in mind to keep your social distance from others Porch/yard spooktacular decorating contest! Ghoulify your property by October 23rd, snap a photo and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. All photos will be posted on our Facebook page for the neighbourhood to vote on and the best ones will earn bragging rights (and maybe a small prize....). Be sure to include your address when submitting! A spooktacular door decor workshop to get your home ready for the big night (more details to come) A virtual magic workshop with magician Chris Pilsworth on Thursday, October 29th (more details to come)
    Tuesday, 13 October 2020 10:29
  • Leave the Leaves

    Leave the Leaves Some Alternatives We love our trees. All summer they absorb sunlight, carbon dioxide, and nutrients from the soil and turn them into new green leaves that shade us on hot days, keep moisture in the air and soil, and harbour a huge number of living organisms. As the days get shorter and cooler, all those leaves will soon become a liability. They can no longer photosynthesize as the temperature drops, but they still lose water, especially when it’s windy. No problem. Deciduous trees in our part of the world have adapted to winter by sending some of the nutrients from their leaves back down into the roots for storage. That’s why they turn colour, by the way – chlorophyll components break down, revealing the previously masked oranges, yellows, and reds of other chemicals.
    Sunday, 11 October 2020 09:00
All the news

Featured Events

Community Events

Oct 21

Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS)

DOMS is back for a new fall season! This is a live-streaming event; to enjoy DOMS concerts remotely, visit Music at Southminster on Facebook. Oct. 21st: The Power of Fate Special Steinway Feature Concert with  Mathieu Gaudet.

Oct 22

City of Ottawa South-Central Budget Consultation

Councillors Shawn Menard, Diane Deans, Riley Brockington, and Jean Cloutier host this virtual presentation by the City finance department, followed by an opportunity to ask questions. Register in advance.

Oct 22

Snugging up Older Homes for Winter

Get your home ready for winter! Join the Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South on Zoom for the second discussion in our fall speaker series. Scott Meyer, Energy Programs Manager with EnviroCentre will discuss the top 10 energy saving measures for older homes, some DIY energy upgrades, and the many benefits of home energy audits. There will be time for your questions and discussion. A Zoom link is available on the EnviroCrew Facebook page.

Oct 23

Seniors Fitness Classes with OPL

Join the Ottawa Public Library's online seniors fitness classes and exercise from the comfort of your home! Every Friday morning at 10am from September 11th through December 18th. Register on the OPL website here.

Oct 27

BudgetSpeak 2021: Housing

Urban councillors Shawn Menard, Mathieu Fleury, Catherine McKenney, Jeff Leiper, and Rawlson King will be hosting this annual budget consultation, with a focus this year on affordable housing. This virtual event will include a presentation of the 2021 draft municipal budget by City staff, a panel discussion featuring experts in affordable housing, and the opportunity to gather with other residents to share your ideas on how the municipal budget can make safe, affordable housing a priority in 2021 and beyond.  Register in advance.


Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


Sign up for “Between the Bridges”


Contact us