Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • 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.

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  • 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.


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  • 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.

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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.


  • OSCA AGM Held Via Zoom

    OSCA AGM Held Via Zoom The 2020 OSCA AGM was held on October 20, 2020—but this year it was an AGM with a difference! Because of the restrictions encountered by COVID-19, an in-person AGM was impossible. The AGM is usually held in May but it was postponed this year in the hopes that the restrictions would be lifted and an in-person meeting would be possible. Finally, OSCA gave in and held the meeting in October.
    Friday, 23 October 2020 19:07
    Tags: osca agm covid19
  • HalloweeK is here!

    HalloweeK is here! At OSCA, we have put together several spooktacular activities this Halloween. We know this Halloween will be far from a traditional one and we hope that you and your family will find some devilish delight in the activities we have planned. 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.
    Thursday, 22 October 2020 10:29
  • 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
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Featured Events

Community Events

Oct 27

Seniors in Conversation

Aditi Magdalena joins us to do an introduction to subtle energy techniques for physical, cognitive, relational and spiritual healing. All are welcome to join! Find us on Facebook as Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa South

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.

Oct 28

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. 28th: Something in Common with piano-man extraordinaire Jeff Rogers.

Oct 30

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.

Nov 03

Planning by Transect

One of the key cornerstones of the City of Ottawa New Official Plan is the Transect approach, which means the City will plan by context. This is a shift away from the previous approach of land-use planning in order to recognize the specific needs of neighbourhoods in different parts of the City. The Transect approach will focus on “form and function” by planning for the appropriate shape of new buildings, their relationship with public space, and how they function to be informed based on which Transect you live in. Six different Transect areas are proposed: Downtown, Inner Urban, Outer Urban, Suburban, Greenbelt and Rural. Register for the virtual presentation about the Inner Urban Transect, which would include Old Ottawa South.


Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


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