OSCA’s Annual General Meetings (AGM)
The next AGM takes place on Saturday, November 25th, at 3:00 p.m. at the Old Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Avenue.
At every AGM, the President and the Committee Chairs present their annual reports, including the annual financial report. Other current business that members raise may be discussed, including any proposed changes to Association policies or bylaws. Then, the nominations for the next year’s Board are presented and voted on by OSCA members, who are any OOS residents who are registered OSCA members.
Any OOS resident is welcome to attend, whether or not they are registered OSCA members. In fact, this is a good time to register and learn more about the community, especially if you are new to the neighbourhood.
Every year’s AGM is different depending on the issues of the day, but it is always interesting and always concludes with a delicious wine and cheese reception.
AGM 2023 Documents
Election of Directors
At the 2023 Annual General Meeting, four directors are standing to be elected to a 3-year term ending at the 2026 Annual General Meeting.
During her 40 year career as a professional social worker, Anna worked on First Nations reservations in B.C. and with homeless people in downtown Ottawa. Subsequently, she worked for 18 years at The Ottawa Hospital with patients suffering from mental illness and with trauma patients in the Emergency Department. Anna spent the last 10 years of her career working at Bruyère Continuing Care with patients who required chronic care, palliative care or rehabilitation services.
During her life, Anna started many initiatives such as psycho-educational groups on the reserves, pre-school playgroups and support groups. After raising her family in Old Ottawa South and retiring from professional social work, Anna became passionate about safe, healthy and happy Aging in Place. Over five years ago, she and likeminded spirits started OSCA’s Senior Watch Old Ottawa South (SWOOS). This committee produced initiatives such as the well-known local Snow Mole audits, advocacy for additional street benches and an extra bus stop on Sunnyside. SWOOS initiated collaborations with other communities, universities and organisations. In November 2023, this resulted in the online and printed Guide to Healthy Aging in the Community https://oldottawasouth.ca/healthy-aging-guide/.
Alyson is currently a curriculum contributor and occasional lecturer at McMaster University in the BHSc program.
Alyson’s Caribbean and Amerindian ancestors have instilled in her the value of family, community, laughter, and joy in this life and she looks forward to learning and working together with new friends and neighbours in the OSCA community.