Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • OSCA's Summer Virtual Programs Begin the Week of July 6th!

    OSCA's Summer Virtual Programs Begin the Week of July 6th!

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  • OSCA's PAY WHAT YOU CAN Campaign!

    OSCA's PAY WHAT YOU CAN Campaign!

    We believe that offering community programming is essential now more than ever. So do our instructors who overwhelmingly responded to our call to offer programming on a “pay what you can” basis. As such, 70% of fees received will go to instructors and the remaining fees will go to supporting OSCA programs and initiatives in the future. Click 'Register Now' to be brought to our secure "Pay What You Can" page.

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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.

Virtual programs for young and old

Summer Virtual Session runs Monday, July 6th - Friday, August 28th

Click here to donate to our Pay What You Can campaign!

  • Virtual Summer Camps

    Virtual Summer Camps

    We've put together a bunch of fun, themed activities for children each week.
  • Yoga and Fitness

    Yoga and Fitness

    Programs for adults looking to stay active and healthy while staying apart.
  • Adult Dance & Meditation

    Adult Dance & Meditation

    From ballet to sivasana, dance or move at any speed. Or just breathe.
  • Children up to 12

    Children up to 12

    Creativity, education and fun, delivered by OSCA's awesome teachers.
  • Parent & Child Programs

    Parent & Child Programs

    Parents with their children. And a virtual facilitator.
  • Registration and payment

    Registration and payment

    Registration Opens Monday, June 22nd at noon! Online only. How to use Zoom. Our 'Pay what you can' system. Session dates.
  • Workshops


    Virtual coffee, sewing, and zooming. That's a thing now. We will show you how.


  • Second life for take-out containers

    Second life for take-out containers The Enviro Crew of Old Ottawa South is collecting single-serving take-out containers for Operation Come Home. This is a chance to reuse plastics that are difficult to recycle. Please make sure containers are clean—no food scraps!
    Tuesday, 04 August 2020 19:15
    Tags: environment
  • Friday Coffee Conversations

    Beginning August 14th, Reaching Seniors In Old Ottawa South (RSOOS) will be implementing a new program: ‘Coffee Conversations’. These will be held bi-weekly on Friday afternoons from 2:30pm to 3:30pm.
    Tuesday, 04 August 2020 07:13
  • No Re-Opening Yet for the Library

    No Re-Opening Yet for the Library The Sunnyside Branch of the Ottawa Public Library was scheduled to open in August but due to staffing challenges in the context of COVID-19 the timing of re-opening will be determined at a later date.
    Saturday, 01 August 2020 13:30
  • Working towards 2020 Fall Programming

    Before March, before COVID-19, before the closure of City recreational facilities, and before the closure of The Firehall, OSCA’s Executive Committee met quarterly unless special circumstances demanded otherwise. Once federal, provincial, and municipal governments (in collaboration with public health authorities) ordered an immediate lockdown, OSCA cancelled all programming, including the Firehall Fitness Centre, the Pottery Studio, as well as on-site Board and Committee meetings. Thus began our virtual community lives by Zoom. The Executive now meets weekly - more often when required - and updates the Board of Directors on actions taken and makes recommendations/proposals to the Board.
    Wednesday, 29 July 2020 12:04
  • Virtual Summer Camp Week Aug 4-6: Life in Balance

    Virtual Summer Camp Week Aug 4-6: Life in Balance Our next Virtual Summer Camp is "Life in Balance"! The camp includes activities from Tuesday Aug 4 to Thursday Aug 6.
    Thursday, 30 July 2020 07:44
    Tags: programs camps
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Featured Events

Aug 10

Virtual Summer Camps: Eco Warriors!

OSCA is holding virtual camp activities on Zoom all summer long! Join us for some fun & creativity. This week's theme is Eco Warriors! We're making DIY birdfeeders, playing eco challenge bingo, and learning about our environment! Find full details and register online here!

Aug 17

Virtual Summer Camps: Robots & Rockets!

OSCA is holding virtual camp activities on Zoom all summer long! Join us for some fun & creativity. This week's theme is Robots & Rockets! We're making cardboard robots, backyard rockets, and doing LEGO Robotics with Ian! Find full details and register online here!

Aug 17

Balance & Your Body: How Exercise Can Help You Avoid a Fall Workshop 2

As we age our risk of falling increases as does the likelihood that a fall will cause an injury. Before the time of COVID-19, falls were the leading cause of injury, emergency room visits, and hospitalizations for seniors in North America, and half of all falls happened in a person's own home. How can we help seniors prevent a fall, maintain their independence, and avoid a hospital visit? Amanda Sterczyk, an independent author and personal trainer, will teach participants about the balance "sweet spot", the complexity of our balance system, and how easy it is to incorporate exercise into their daily lives to improve their balance and prevent falls. Register online here.

Aug 19

Franklin Method Workshop: Love your Muscles & Joints!

Do you really understand muscles and how they work? We generally know we need to strengthen and stretch them – but what does that really mean? Join Rowena to explore basic experiential anatomy, combined with imagery and movement, leading to muscles (and joints!) that can move you efficiently. Register here.

Aug 24

Virtual Summer Camps: Mythical & Magical

OSCA is holding virtual camp activities on Zoom all summer long! Join us for some fun & creativity. This week's theme is Mystical & Magical! We're making DIY wizard wands, tasty potions and more! Find full details and register online here!

Community Events

Aug 10

COVID and Back to School plans: Parents talking to Parents

An informal, multidisciplinary, moderated online panel to discuss COVID and the current “Back to School” procedures/policies/plan. Dr. Doug Manuel, public health doctor and researcher, and parent of kids at Hopewell Ave PS, has offered to answer questions you may have regarding COVID and school. Please register to receive the Zoom meeting link.

Oct 31


Dress in your scariest costume and prowl the neighboor looking for loot, candy or otherwise.


Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


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