Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Join Us for Community and Recreation Programming this Fall! Programs for All Ages.

    Join Us for Community and Recreation Programming this Fall! Programs for All Ages.

    Registration for Fall programming now open! Join us this Fall and reconnect safetly with your friends & neighbours. Register Today!
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    Fitness Classes In-Person and Virtual. Memberships options available - Join Today!

    Fitness classes at the Firehall, Windsor Park, and online begin on September 7th. Get back into fitness this Fall with the Firehall. Register Today!


We, all of us at OSCA (staff and volunteers), want to thank Old Ottawa South once again for your generosity to the “Save Our Firehall” campaign. Your pledges and contributions have surpassed $110K. That’s a lot to be proud of! You have made it possible to keep our doors open.

To those of you who pledged your support on a monthly or recurring basis, thank you for your ongoing support. No amount is too small and every donation adds up. It’s a tremendous financial and moral "boost" as we strengthen our capacity to offer more programs and services.

Safety remains our top priority and we continue to meet and even exceed Ottawa Public Health COVID-19 recommendations. We look forward to seeing more of you.


2021 Election of Directors - Bios 2021


Regina Bateson

Gina is currently a visiting professor at the University of Ottawa in the Faculty of Law and the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs. She has studied political science at Stanford and Yale Universities and until 2019 taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  Gina brings an activist’s spirit to the Board and skills in fund-raising which she honed in her quest to become a candidate for Congress in California in 2017/18.  She has lived with her family in Old Ottawa South since 2019 and has been engaged in the recent “Save the Firehall” fund-raising project.

Terrance Hunsley

Terry is a retired public servant and has lived in Old Ottawa South for two years. He is a member of the housing and health sub-committee of SWOOS (Senior Watch Old Ottawa South) and is interested in improving health care and housing opportunities for seniors.  He is a Senior Fellow at the Pearson Centre (an Ottawa based Think Tank) and previously led an interdisciplinary team at the Privy Council Office to analyse the impact of demographic change on federal policies.


Paul Keen

Paul is currently the Associate Dean of Student Affairs and a professor of English at Carleton University. He brings significant administrative experience to the OSCA Board, having served on many University Committees and Boards. Paul has also served as a volunteer on the Board of the Ottawa Suzuki Strings Music School and is currently its President.  His experience in applying for grants will be useful as OSCA seeks further sources of funds to enhance its programming.

Ingrid Nielsen

Ingrid is continuing her term as a Member of the OSCA Board. She is currently the Acting Director of Intergovernmental Affairs at the Department of Fisheries and Oceans within the federal government.  Ingrid is an environmental enthusiast and has provided leadership to the creation of the Environment and Climate Action Committee within OSCA and is an active member of the Old Ottawa South Enviro Crew.  


Scott Proudfoot

Scott has extensive background working internationally for the federal government and is planning to use his diplomatic experience to contribute to his community.  He has most recently served as the Canadian Ambassador to the Republic of South Sudan and has previous postings in the Palestinian Territories, London, Vienna, Nairobi and Delhi.  He has also represented Canada on a variety of international working groups including the South Sudan Children in Armed Conflict Working Group.

Nicolas Rosenfeld

Nicolas is a data-driven Manager with 20 years of practical experience. He is a Data and Information Architect at uOttawa where he has assessed systems, implemented data management processes and coached teams about data and information principles. He is looking forward to assisting OSCA with a review and possible re-design of existing systems at the Firehall with a view to improving the efficiency and effectiveness of our systems. 



Stewart Elgie

Stewart is a Full Professor of Law and Economics at the University of Ottawa and Director of the Institute of the Environment. He is also Founder and Executive Chair of the Smart Prosperity Institute, Canada’s largest clean economy think tank and research network. Stewart and his family are familiar faces around the Firehall.  His considerable experience and success in fund-raising and in strengthening organizations and charities are valuable assets for the Board.



Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade

Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community.


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