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.



  • Lights! Camera! OSUM!

    Lights! Camera! OSUM! Ottawa Songwriters Uplifting the Mayfair (OSUM) — Saturday and Sunday, May 15 and 16, 2021 on YouTube (free) and on Zoom (ticketed). Two events of music, a silent auction, and more to raise funds for Mayfair Theatre.
    Saturday, 08 May 2021 10:15
  • Local grandmothers step up to the One World Challenge!

    Local grandmothers step up to the One World Challenge! When gyms and recreation facilities closed down during the COVID-19 pandemic, many OOS residents returned to or increased our most fundamental form of exercise—walking. In the process, we re-discovered our local neighbourhoods, got to know our neighbours better and found ourselves developing a greater sense of community. Often, we were not alone in our efforts, walking our dogs or alongside a grandchild or friend with whom we shared experiences, frustrations, and sometimes sorrows.
    Thursday, 29 April 2021 19:38
  • Glebe’s ‘Kids 4 Kids’ CHEO Drive

    Glebe’s ‘Kids 4 Kids’ CHEO Drive Glebe Collegiate Institute will be holding its ‘Kids 4 Kids’ CHEO drive virtually this year, the fundraiser will run from May 1st to June 22nd 2021. Glebe’s CHEO drive is an annual event run by students and staff at Glebe Collegiate Institute to help raise funds for the CHEO Foundation. Every year, Glebe students organize amazing events and canvas door to door to raise funds for CHEO. Unfortunately, these in person events can’t happen this year, but we will still have plenty of opportunities for you to donate virtually.
    Thursday, 29 April 2021 15:13
  • Birdhouses and Fundraising Update

    Birdhouses and Fundraising Update Last month we shared a story called “Birdhouses Galore” describing Shelley and Sean Kennedy’s stockpile of homemade birdhouses. It began as a hobby to while away the pandemic hours, but soon enough there were more birdhouses than any one backyard could possibly use. And so the Kennedys decided to fundraise for the Firehall, selling the birdhouses for $10/each on the Old Ottawa South Group Facebook page. As of mid-April, 41 birdhouses have gone out the door to provide new homes for our feathered friends in OOS. Shelley and Sean continue to be impressed by the generosity of their neighbours. Donations from the “birdhouse lark” now total $825 – proof positive that no donation is too small and that every dollar counts.
    Sunday, 25 April 2021 15:21
  • Lifelong Learning Program Spring 2021

    Lifelong Learning Program Spring 2021 The Lifelong Learning Program at Carleton University (formerly known as the Learning in Retirement Program) is celebrating 20 years of providing affordable opportunities to learn for personal satisfaction. During the COVID-19 pandemic, all offerings are online. Registration opens Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for the late spring session. Full details about each offering (dates, times, descriptions, lecturer biography, etc.), are found on the Late Spring 2021 Session page.
    Sunday, 25 April 2021 12:00
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Featured Events

Community Events

May 15

Save The Mayfair Concerts

A posse of awesome Ottawa musicians are joining forces to present two concerts to help Ottawa's beloved Mayfair Theatre pay the rent during these challenging times. Tickets.

May 18

Master Gardener Lecture: Into the Night Garden

Your garden is alive at night! Some scents are magnified and some plants open only at dusk. Night-time pollinators of fascinating sizes and markings appear in the dark. Join Master Gardener Judith Cox to discover how to make the most of your night-time garden. Register with the Friends of the Farm.

May 19

Doors Open for Music at Southminster (DOMS)

This is a live-streaming event; to enjoy DOMS concerts remotely, visit Music at Southminster on Facebook. May 19: Spring Sonatina – Sonatine Printanière. Ottawa classical saxophone virtuoso and composer Victor Herbiet will make his debut appearance in the DOMS series, accompanied by pianist Jean Desmarais.

May 26

Planning Primer Elective: Development Charges

The City of Ottawa offers the Planning Primer Program to help residents become more aware of, and more involved in, the land-use planning process. The Planning, Infrastructure and Economic Development Department is happy to provide a new elective: Development Charges. You can register here for the course until May 25, 2021. Seating is limited.


Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


Sign up for “Between the Bridges”


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