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!

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  • 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.



  • “Every Child Matters” – 215 Ribbons in Memory and Solidarity

    “Every Child Matters” – 215 Ribbons in Memory and Solidarity Southminster Church has placed 215 orange ribbons in the trees along Bank Street to commemorate the lives lost in Indian residential schools.
    Sunday, 13 June 2021 09:38
  • SAVE OUR FIREHALL Online Art Auction

    SAVE OUR FIREHALL Online Art Auction A chance to beautify your home while donating to a great cause The Save Our Firehall Online Art Auction was inspired by several amazing individuals and families in OOS who’ve come up with unique, inventive, and creative ways to raise money for the Save Our Firehall campaign: neighbours like Shelley and Sean Kennedy, who built birdhouses, or Candace Newman and family who baked ‘Fire cookies.’ When I saw those posts on the Old Ottawa South Facebook Group, I wondered how I might contribute. Perhaps by selling or auctioning a painting? But it wasn’t until Bess Fraser contacted the Firehall with an idea to auction off one of her paintings, that the idea took hold. OSCA staff members Darcy Middaugh and Luke Sears contacted Winnie Pietrykowski and me and we started brainstorming about how we could expand this idea.
    Wednesday, 26 May 2021 15:04
  • Community Update on the old West Coast Video Building

    Community Update on the old West Coast Video Building The two-storey building at 1123-1125 Bank Street has now sat vacant and boarded up for 12 years. It was gutted by fire in 2009 and has been a challenge ever since, a significant concern for us in Old Ottawa South and for small businesses on Bank Street. There has been regular graffiti on the building, bylaw complaints about garbage left out, leaks, animals, and other issues.  
    Friday, 28 May 2021 13:54
  • Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors Cancelled

    Mayor’s Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors Cancelled Residents are advised that the Mayor's Annual Canada Day Celebration for Seniors, usually held on July 1 in the Aberdeen Pavilion at Lansdowne Park, will not take place this year.
    Monday, 24 May 2021 13:21
  • Invaders in your Garden

    Invaders in your Garden “Invasive” is a word used to describe any plant or animal that is growing or multiplying to the point of driving out other species. It’s out of control. It’s not in balance with the rest of the plants and creatures in its ecosystem. An invasive species can be native, but it’s most often non-native. But just because a plant is not native, doesn’t mean it’s invasive. Most of the horticultural varieties in our gardens are non-native, but they behave themselves and don’t spread all over your yard. They are not invasive. However, there are some very invasive species in Old Ottawa South, and you should know about them.
    Sunday, 16 May 2021 09:32
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Featured Events

Community Events

Jun 22

Seniors in Conversation

Pilgrimages to Jerusalem with Rev. Canon John Bridges. All are welcome. Details on Facebook at Seniors in Conversation

Jun 24

A Conversation with Seth Klein

Join the OOS Enviro Crew for a conversation with Seth Klein about his book A Good War: Mobilizing Canada for the Climate EmergencyA Good War is about how wartime thinking and community efforts can be repurposed today to tackle our climate obligations for a carbon neutral – or even zero carbon – future. A few copies may still be left at Black Squirrel Books. All are welcome at this free event. Register to obtain the Zoom link.

Jun 28

Official Plan - As We Heard It Report

The City of Ottawa will host sessions on  New Official Plan City-Wide Interim As We Heard It report. Planners will respond to feedback received on the new Official Plan. Attend the session for the inner urban transect by using this registration link.

Jun 29

Seniors in Conversation

The Camino de Santiago with Tim Boreham. All are welcome. Details on Facebook at Reaching Seniors in Old Ottawa South

Jul 17

Bottle Drive

Bottle drives are back! Drop off your empty wine, liquor, beer bottles and cans at Kunstadt Sports in the Glebe in support of Operation Come Home.


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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