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Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Old Ottawa South Housing Needs Survey

    Old Ottawa South Housing Needs Survey

    Are you a senior living in OOS and thinking of a change in housing but staying in the neighbourhood? If you are not a senior, but also want new accommodation in the neighbourhood, please fill the survey in as well.
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  • The Spring 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    The Spring 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    Our 2020 Spring Program guide is NOW AVAILABLE online. Registration for preschool, child, and youth programs, as well as 2020-2021 After-Four and Breakfast Club will open March 4th at noon online and in person. Adult program registration will open March 5th at noon both online and in person. To download a copy of the guide, click "MORE INFO" below.

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  • OSCA's 2020 Summer Camp Guide is HERE!

    OSCA's 2020 Summer Camp Guide is HERE!

    Our 2020 Summer Camp Guide out and registration is NOW OPEN online and in-person. Click "More Info" below to download a copy. We can't wait for summer!

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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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News

  • A Green Lent at Southminster United

    A Green Lent at Southminster United A Grassroots Approach to Climate Action In a world of 24-hour news coverage and instant communication, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed and anxious about the events that unfold before us. Sound bites about the impending doom and gloom about climate change are a constant reminder that we live in a precarious world. I peer out the window and ponder.
    Friday, 21 February 2020 15:45
  • Spring (Guide) Is In The Air!

    Spring (Guide) Is In The Air! We are slowly allowing ourselves to start dreaming about another spring at OSCA. And just like our little chicken, we are entering spring with a bit of attitude!
    Wednesday, 19 February 2020 12:00
  • Plans for 1050-1060 Bank Street

    Plans for 1050-1060 Bank Street A community meeting on the proposed development for 1050-1060 Bank Street was held on January 27, 2020 at the Firehall with almost 60 people in attendance. The development team addressed changes that were made to the design in response to resident comments made at the first Firehall meeting held in June 2019. They responded to questions and comments from residents on topics including materials, parking, the best entrance/exit street for the garage, height, and landscaping. The application to the City is online and comments are requested by February 27, 2020.
    Thursday, 30 January 2020 10:23
  • Coming Soon to 1123-1125 Bank Street?

    Coming Soon to 1123-1125 Bank Street? We had noticed this sign on the West Coast Video building a little while ago, but the lack of a realtor's logo or any other branding made us wonder whether this was real or not. But on Friday February 14th Shawn Menard confirmed on Twitter that he's been talking to the owners' group and this might actually be happening...
    Friday, 14 February 2020 17:59
  • Keeping the Tradition Alive

    Keeping the Tradition Alive On Thursday, December 19, 2019, OSCA staff and volunteers celebrated their traditional Christmas dinner with children from their After Four Program. Thanks to your generous donations to the Giving Tuesday charitable fund, this year’s turkey dinner was cooked on a brand new kitchen stove.
    Thursday, 13 February 2020 13:25
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Featured Events


Feb 21

Youth Night: Llamas & Pyjamas

This weeks theme is Llamas & Pyjamas! Anyone in Grade 4-7 are welcome to come! $8 per child. Sign up online using the barcode YN0221, phone us at 613-247-4926, or come by the Firehall in person. You can also get a pass for all 6 of this season's Youth Nights for $42 using the barcode YTHW20.



Feb 28

Junior Youth Night: Spy Night

This weeks theme is Spy Night! Anyone in Grade 2-4 are welcome to come! $15 per child (includes dinner). Sign up online using the barcode JRYN0228, phone us at 613-247-4926, or come by the Firehall in person. Please note that pre-registration is required for Junior Youth Nights.



Mar 06

Youth Night: Dodgeball & Spa Night

This weeks theme is Dodgeball & Spa Night! Anyone in Grade 4-7 are welcome to come! $8 per child. Sign up online using the barcode YN0306, phone us at 613-247-4926, or come by the Firehall in person. You can also get a pass for all 6 of this season's Youth Nights for $42 using the barcode YTHW20.



Mar 08

Women's Day Celebration

Join us on Sunday, March 8, at 7pm at the Firehall to celebrate & connect with fabulous women in our community! There will be wine & cheese, a silent auction, special guest speakers and networking opportunities. Tickets are $25, available online at oldottawasouth.ca or by phone at 613-247-4946.



Mar 27

Youth Night: Fad Night

This weeks theme is Fad Night! Anyone in Grade 4-7 are welcome to come! $8 per child. Sign up online using the barcode YN0327, phone us at 613-247-4926, or come by the Firehall in person. You can also get a pass for all 6 of this season's Youth Nights for $42 using the barcode YTHW20.



Apr 03

Junior Youth Night: Under The Sea

This weeks theme is Under The Sea! Anyone in Grade 2-4 are welcome to come! $15 per child (includes dinner). Sign up online using the barcode JRYN0403, phone us at 613-247-4926, or come by the Firehall in person. Please note that pre-registration is required for Junior Youth Nights.



Community Events


Feb 22

Stories and Legends from Canada's Capital

Celebrate Heritage Month with tales from Ottawa's past. Colette Laplante of Ottawa Storytellers will tell you new tales to intrigue and thrill you. Free registration.



Feb 23

Sunday Social

Join us for an Ottawa photo café and music with Ron Martin. Bring your old photos of Ottawa to share with others while you enjoy some music. The event is free for caregivers and their loved one.



Feb 24

Topical Talks

Rescheduled to March 2nd: Dr. Dale Corbett is a professor of Neurosciences at the University of Ottawa. He will bring us up to date on the encouraging new revelations on prevention, key warning signs of a stroke in progress as well as recovery and rehabilitation. Come enjoy a provoking topic whilst enjoying a muffin, juice, and a coffee!



Feb 25

iGen Walking Group

Looking to keep active and meet others in your neighbourhood? We will meet every Tuesday at 10AM to take an hour-long stroll around OOS together. Everyone is welcome! Please note that we will not host the group during freezing rain or days of heavy snow. If you’d like to receive email updates about weather cancellations, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be put on his email list.


Feb 25

Shutterbugs 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 encouraged 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!



Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade
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Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community. Take our housing survey
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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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Contact us

613-247-4946