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OSCA AGM Held Via Zoom

OSCA AGM Held Via Zoom

The 2020 OSCA AGM was held on October 20, 2020—but this year it was an AGM with a difference! Because of the restrictions encountered by COVID-19, an in-person AGM was impossible. The AGM is usually held in May but it was postponed this year in the hopes that the restrictions would be lifted and an in-person meeting would be possible. Finally, OSCA gave in and held the meeting in October.

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OSCA Receives Generous Red Cross Grant for Spring and Summer Virtual Programs

OSCA Receives Generous Red Cross Grant for Spring and Summer Virtual Programs

The Old Ottawa South Community Association recently received an important grant from Red Cross Canada's COVID-19 Emergency Support for Community Organizations Granting Program for Non-Profits, made possible through funding from the Government of Canada’s Emergency Community Support Fund led by Employment and Social Development Canada.

This grant was awarded to OSCA for the effort made by staff to pivot from in-person programming to free or Pay-What-You-Can based virtual programming for the Spring and Summer sessions. The grant - worth a total of  $44,942.88 - is a crucial part of the survival of OSCA, as it allows the association to cover some of the considerable fixed expenses associated with running these programs at no cost to the community, while having to operate on a severely reduced and unsustainable revenue stream. OSCA is extremely grateful to the Red Cross and the Government of Canada for awarding this generous and vital grant. On behalf of OSCA, President Richard Slowikowski wrote a thank-you letter, printed in full below.

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OCSA's AGM is this Tuesday, Oct 20 - Please Register or Sign a Proxy Form

OSCA’s AGM will take place virtually by Zoom on Tuesday 20 October 2020 at 7:30pm. Throughout the meeting, OSCA requires quorum, so we ask that members that have registered for the AGM show up and stay for at least the duration of the business portion of the meeting. If you haven't registered yet, there is still time to do so! Alternatively, if you cannot attend the meeting via Zoom, we ask that you please complete and submit a proxy form by October 18th to allow OSCA to reach and maintain quorum. Full details below.

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After-Four Program Assistant Job Posting

Reporting to OSCA’s Preschool and Child Program Coordinator for general job requirements and day-to-day operations, the After-Four Program Support is expected to assist with the coordination of the daily operations of the After-Four program.

The After-Four Program Support is expected to promote effective communication among: staff, OSCA administration, and clients. The After-Four Support is expected to represent the philosophy and goals of OSCA in a responsible and professional manner as well as display flexibility, professionalism and good leadership. General responsibilities for this position will include (but are not limited to) the following:

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Communications Assistant Job Posting

The Communications Support position consists of assisting OSCA staff and committee members with the creation of communications content for our website, social media channels, and other platforms used for information dissemination. The Communications Support is also expected to represent the philosophy and goals of OSCA in a responsible and professional manner as well as display flexibility, professionalism and good leadership. The key responsibilities for this position would include (but are not limited to) the following:

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Community Outreach Assistant Job Posting

The Community Outreach Support position consists of assisting OSCA staff and committee members with outreach to the Old Ottawa South community, especially those who may be in need or isolated, such as seniors. The Community Outreach Support is also expected to represent the philosophy and goals of OSCA in a responsible and professional manner as well as display flexibility, professionalism, and good leadership. The key responsibilities for this position would include (but are not limited to) the following:

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Program & Administration Assistant Job Posting

The Program & Administration Assistant position consists of supporting OSCA staff and committee members with overall administrative support in operations and tasks. The Program and Administration Assistant is also expected to represent the philosophy and goals of OSCA in a responsible and professional manner as well as display flexibility, professionalism and good leadership. The key responsibilities for this position would include (but are not limited to) the following:

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Christy's Corner - SOS my OSCA

As I write this, it’s one day after the Ottawa Athletic Club (OAC) announced that it is closing its doors after 44 years.

OSCA was officially incorporated on October 17th, 1979. The loss of the OAC hit too close to home. I was struck by the number of friends sharing their memories of the OAC and recalled my own visits during high school. We’ve seen other institutions and businesses close in the last few months, while others have held on. But what resonates the most is how unexpected it feels. In many ways we overlook the very real possibility that a deep-rooted and well-established organization can close. But it can.

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Coming Soon: OSCA's AGM on Oct. 20, 2020

The AGM has traditionally been a welcome opportunity to gather in the Firehall in the springtime as a community, hear what our OOS Community Association has been doing for us over the preceding year, and share ideas for the coming year.  Sadly, OSCA’s AGM was among the many things disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, nonetheless OSCA still has a legal obligation to hold an AGM.  Because of public distancing public health guidelines, and to keep attendees safe, OSCA will be holding a virtual AGM this year, using ZOOM platform.

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