Old Ottawa South Community Association

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OSCA Postpones The Start of Winter Programming

Given the exceptionally rapid spread of the Omicron COVID variant in Ottawa and Ontario, and the uncertainty with respect to how this will impact the risks we face locally in the delivery of recreational programming, OSCA has decided to postpone the start of its Winter programing for adults, youth and children from Monday, January 3 to Monday, January 17, 2022 as a safety measure to protect our clients and staff. As a result, winter programming will be extended for two weeks longer than normal and finish on Friday, April 1st, 2022.

For the first two weeks of January only the Fitness Centre will be open for use, with a limit of 2 persons at any one time who must social distance and follow all screening and other safety protocols.

Program Delivery Team: Katherine Boisvert, Darcy Middaugh, Luke Sears (plus Cody).

Season’s Greetings from the Firehall

We wish each and every one of you, the best of this festive season. And we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity, support and compassion.

A time to hope

We are delighted to report that this last quarter of 2021 has been promising. Our summer camps were very successful and youth programming continues to grow as restrictions ease. The Firehall is beginning to thrive once again!


Reminder: OSCA AGM Thurs. Nov. 25, 2021 via Zoom

Important: You must pre-register to receive Zoom invitation details and AGM materials. Details below.

OSCA’s Annual General Meeting is more than a legal requirement. The AGM has traditionally been a welcome opportunity to gather in the Firehall in the springtime as a community, hear what our Old Ottawa South Community Association has been doing for us over the preceding year, and share ideas for the coming year. OSCA’s AGM is among the many things disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. Once again, organizing OSCA’s traditional in-person AGM has been complicated by health guidelines, government regulations and practical considerations, all relating to Covid-19.


OSCA Communications and Marketing Coordinator

OSCA Communications and Marketing Coordinator

Reporting to OSCA’s Executive Committee, the Communications and Marketing Coordinator will be responsible for the development and implementation of marketing and communications strategies that promote OSCA programs and community initiatives. As well, the position will be responsible for the creative design work required for promotional material such as posters, ads, website content, and social media posts.

Please note: This application process closes December 6th, 2021


OSCA Planning & Zoning Official Plan Presentation (Revised)

Old Ottawa South and other inner urban areas are slated to provide housing for many of the 400,000 new residents expected in Ottawa over the 25-year term of the new Official Plan. What will that look like? Where will we do it? How will we get there?

OSCA’s Planning and Zoning Committee (‘P&Z’) prepared a slide presentation about the City’s New Official Plan (‘OP’) and presented it in a Zoom meeting on September 27, 2021. You can view here the pdf OSCA P&Z Community Presentation 21 09 27 (5.99 MB) .

Your feedback is requested by October 13, 2021.


OSCA Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for Employees and Clients

As promised in late August, OSCA has been hard at work developing the details of our vaccination policy. We remain committed to doing everything possible to provide a safe environment for you and your family. Please take the time to read the following text, outlining OSCA’s evolving vaccination policy.


What's New at OSCA

As a result of the impact of COVID-19, the Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) has restructured its internal management and program delivery team. As part of this restructuring, Christy Savage, OSCA’s Executive Director since 2012, has left OSCA to pursue other career opportunities.


COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

As we resume in-person activities at the Firehall, we're committed to doing everything possible to provide a safe environment. That is why OSCA is adopting a COVID-19 vaccination policy.

Starting this fall, all eligible program participants, staff, and volunteers at the Firehall will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. OSCA is still developing the details of our vaccination policy, but we want to share this important news right away.

If you aren't yet vaccinated, please get your shot today. And if you are vaccinated, you can feel confident in coming back to the Firehall and reconnecting (safely!) with friends and neighbours.

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