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Old Ottawa South Community Association

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About the Old Ottawa South Community Fund

Joining the City of Ottawa in 1907, Old Ottawa South has actively promoted community from its inception. The Old Ottawa South Community Association (OSCA) has a rich legacy of accomplishments driven by motivated citizens.

The Firehall is a great example of this legacy. Graham Fire Station #10 was in service in the 1920s and became obsolete 40-50 years later. OSCA volunteers who were looking for a home base for the association, saw this vacancy as an opportunity. After negotiating with the City of Ottawa and making some very basic renovations, the association was able to convert the Firehall into a community centre in 1978.

Twenty years later, in response to a growing population, the Firehall was in need of more renovations. Again, OSCA volunteers took it upon themselves to raise the resources needed to update the community centre. The Old Ottawa South Firehall Development Fund was created to help these fundraising efforts and in 2011 renovations, plus a brand-new addition were completed.

In today’s world, the leadership role of community associations has never been more important. It serves both as a catalyst to boost community engagement and the sense of shared responsibility towards each other’s current and future welfare. OSCA is proud to represent and defend the rights of Old Ottawa South citizens by supporting a variety of advocacy initiatives and delivering program services and special events to its population.

It’s with this mindset that OSCA is reviving the Old Ottawa South Community Fund. The purpose of the community fund is to provide a financial vehicle for raising money to improve necessary changes and upgrades to infrastructure and the delivery of programs and activities that benefit the OOS neighborhood. The Ottawa South Community Fund is a registered charity #896669520 RR 0001.

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A Firehall fundraiser Lobster Supper in 2004.

Fundraising for the Firehall

People in Old Ottawa South are certainly keen supporters of their community and there is lots of evidence from the past to support that claim. Perhaps the most memorable example was how people here stepped up and worked hard to fund-raise, and lobby for, the renovation and expansion of our community centre a decade ago. 

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Support your community association by donating through the 2019 GCWCC campaign

The Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign (GCWCC) helps to provide financial support to many important Canadian charities across the country. 

Through the GCWCC, federal employees, retirees, current and former members of the Canadian Armed Forces and the RCMP support United Way's / Centraide's Health Partners as well as other registered Canadian charities of their choosing. 

From September to December, you can choose to donate to your community association through the Old Ottawa South Community Fund.

Donating is safe, simple and secure.

Donations can be made via payroll deductions, cash, cheque, credit card or PayPal. Use the online ePledge tool or a paper-based pledge form.

DONATION FORM

Federal employees can donate by filling out the donation form.

  • If someone has donated to the charity organisation for the last 3-5 years, it can be found through the keyword search;
  • If not, donors can find the charity organisation through the list of registered charities, or fill out the information for “The Old Ottawa South Community Fund”;

THE OLD OTTAWA SOUTH CHARITY FUND

Charity status: Registered
Effective date of status: 1999-05-18
Designation: Charitable organization 
Website: www.oldottawasouth.ca

Or, in Section #5 of the donation form, donors may fill out the following information: “The Old Ottawa South Community Fund”.

FEDERAL RETIREES

Federal retirees can now donate online with ePledge or via email/mail with the paper pledge.

  • Federal retirees can now give online through ePledge:
  • This is a simple, safe and secure way to make a donation. You can give via pension deduction, credit card or PayPal. To make your online donation via ePledge Click here

Or you can make your donation with the paper pledge form online:

  • Gift form: 2018-2019 GCWCC retires gift form
  • In section # 3 OTHER CANADIAN REGISTERED CHARITIES, fill out the following information: “The Old Ottawa South Community Fund” registration # 896669520 RR 0001.
  • Email your completed form to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Mail your completed form to: 

GCWCC Retirees
363 Coventry Road
Ottawa ON K1K 2C5

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Donate to the Old Ottawa South Community Fund

Created in 1998, the Old Ottawa South Community Fund (OSCF) is a registered charity (#896669520 RR 0001) dedicated to meeting the growing needs of the Old Ottawa South Community and to securing its future by improving programs, infrastructure and activities benefiting the whole neighbourhood.

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OSCA builds a strong sense of community and engages the residents of OOS through its various programs, services and activities.

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613-247-4946