Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • The Winter 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    The Winter 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    Our 2020 Winter Program guide is NOW AVAILABLE online. It will be available in print when the December OSCAR comes out (the week of November 25-29). Registration will open online and in person on December 4th at NOON for preschool, child, and youth programs and December 5th at NOON for adult programs and pottery studio memberships. To download a copy of the guide, click "MORE INFO" below.

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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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Featured Events

Dec 08

Breakfast With Santa

We will have free pancakes for the first 150 people! There will also be face-painting, cookie decorating, crafts and...of course, a visit from Santa!

Dec 10

Card Club

Come on out and join us for cards at the Firehall! Socialize with people in Old Ottawa South and play favourite card games. Euchre, Hearts, Bridge, or whatever game suits! All ages are welcome.

Dec 12

Crafters' Corner for Adults

Knitting, scrapbooking, painting, drawing, or whatever you are into! Bring your work and spend time working on it while enjoying the company of others in a relaxed setting. Coffee and tea will also be on!

Note: We have some of our own supplies but encourage you to bring your own items, especially specialty items such as canvasses.

Dec 13

Afternoon Tea Party

Join us for an afternoon of tea, delicious treats, and fun with your fellow community members. The cost is $10 per person. 

Dec 17

Shutterbug Photography Club

From beginner to advanced, this new club will be great for budding amateur photographers to learn from each other. Each month, we will have a set theme. Participants are encourage to take pictures in advance matching the theme and send them to our program facilitator, Darcy Middaugh. From there, we will discuss the pictures as well as strategies for shooting within the theme. Some meetings will also feature going out with our DSLR cameras to take pictures as a group!

Dec 18

Adult Music Jams

Looking to play some tunes with people in your neighbourhood? OSCA has your back with a new FREE jam group. All instruments and all levels are welcome. All participants should have at least a basic level of understanding of their instrument. We are a judgement-free zone and welcome all players and styles.

Community Events

Dec 06

Wassail, Wassail!!

Seventeen Voyces, Ottawa’s premier Chamber Choir, led by Kevin Reeves of Ottawa South, will be welcoming the holiday season with a concert Wassail, Wassail!!, a selection of traditional and contemporary arrangements of carols featuring Lucile Hildesheim (harp) and Andrew Ager (organ). 

Dec 07

MAC Fair

From original home decor, eco-friendly body products, stunning fashion through to handcrafted jewelry, unique paintings, and scrumptious treats, this Christmas tradition welcomes all. Admission is just $3, which goes toward extracurricular activities, groups, clubs, and social justice initiatives at the school, plus earns you a free ticket to the raffle with over 100 fantastic hand-made prizes!

Dec 07

Music at Trinity: Sing me Christmas

Luc Lalonde, baritone; Fabien Tousignant piano. Freewill offering.

Dec 07

Piano and Cello Classical Music Benefit Concert

A classical music concert with pianists for four hands duo Sakura Chiharu Zeng and Ineke Helby, Zabel Manoukian and Victor Toma and cellist Emma Grant-Zypchen and Christopher Knoppin all performing in benefit of the Polaris Waldorf School. Tickets.

Dec 08

Write for Rights

For 16 years Amnesty Write for Rights has given people hope in their darkest moments. Come join friends and neighbours at this Write for Rights event: stop by for a cup of coffee or tea and stay for an hour or the whole afternoon. Your letters can help convince government officials to release people imprisoned for expressing their opinions, stop the use of torture, and end other human rights abuses.  Letters of support and solidarity also go to those being harassed or arrested and in prison.

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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