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Old Ottawa South Community Association

  • Old Ottawa South Housing Needs Survey

    Old Ottawa South Housing Needs Survey

    Are you a senior living in OOS and thinking of a change in housing but staying in the neighbourhood? If you are not a senior, but also want new accommodation in the neighbourhood, please fill the survey in as well.
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  • The Spring 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    The Spring 2020 Program Guide Is Here!

    Our 2020 Spring Program guide is NOW AVAILABLE online. Registration for preschool, child, and youth programs, as well as 2020-2021 After-Four and Breakfast Club will open March 4th at noon online and in person. Adult program registration will open March 5th at noon both online and in person. To download a copy of the guide, click "MORE INFO" below.

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  • OSCA's 2020 Summer Camp Guide is HERE!

    OSCA's 2020 Summer Camp Guide is HERE!

    Our 2020 Summer Camp Guide out and registration is NOW OPEN online and in-person. Click "More Info" below to download a copy. We can't wait for summer!

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  • Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    Old Ottawa South Resident? Join OSCA - it's free!

    To become a member click below and register today - it’s free! Want to join the OSCA Board? Contact the Nomination Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
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  • Register for OSCA Programs

    Register for OSCA Programs

Raising Funds for Refugees One Purse at a Time

Raising Funds for Refugees One Purse at a Time

On a recent bright Sunday, the dining room of a grand Old Ottawa South home had been transformed into a mini marketplace with purses atop china cabinets, tables lined with baskets of bangles and scarves and more wares hanging off door frames and wine racks. In the hallway, colourful scarves ran up the banister.

The reason for the makeover? The New to You Jewellery, Purse and Scarf Sale, one of the latest fundraising efforts of the Ottawa South Refugee Committee.

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Blue Roses: Shedding a Light on an Invisible Community

Blue Roses: Shedding a Light on an Invisible Community

Blue Roses is an inspiring documentary that challenges how end of life (palliative) care is defined and provided to Ottawa’s inner-city rooming house community, whose members often face issues of poverty, addiction and mental illness. Bob Jamison, a person with lived experience, and other frontline health workers take an innovative approach by going out into the community to provide palliative care, which is more typically provided in hospitals and hospices, and sometimes in homeless shelters.

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Your Bench Your Location!

Your Bench Your Location!

SWOOS meets iGEN: June 1st – Come Out And Vote!

Senior Watch Old Ottawa South celebrates its first year with an invite to young and old  to vote for the best location for a city bench!

Where: Cast your votes at The Firehall, 260 Sunnyside Avenue

When: Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9:30am to 11:00am.

This past year, May 2018-2019, the SWOOS team searched what we, as a watchdog for seniors in Old Ottawa South, could or should actually do.

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Countdown to Capital Spokes Rally & Rodeo

Countdown to Capital Spokes Rally & Rodeo

May 31st – June 2nd

What you need to know about the Bike Rally in Old Ottawa South!

Sunday, June 2nd, Rally begins at 9:30 a.m. Brewer Park

The OOS family-friendly group meets at Brewer Park at 9:15 – 9:30 a.m. near Seneca & Cameron (close to the Tennis Club). Look for cyclists at the basketball court!

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Bike Rally & Rodeo: Free passes for the first 12 volunteers!

We're quickly approaching OSCA's Bike Rally & Rodeo! And we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join us! The first 12 volunteers will be given a free day pass to the OTLBC and free bike tune-ups! Interested in knowing more about how you can get involved? Reach out to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can read more info about the event and view maps here.

 

We hope to see you there! 

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Southminster Explores a New Approach to Spiritual Practice: Open Church

Southminster Explores a New Approach to Spiritual Practice: Open Church

At the recent March 23, 2019 premiere screening of Who Needs Church? the pews at Southminster were full, and a great discussion ensued during the Q&A about the future of church in our community. Southminster United Church’s development experience, and an uncertain future ahead of other churches in Old Ottawa South and across the country meant that church-goers and non-church-goers alike had thoughts about how church might remain a part of our community.

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Jane's Walk: May 4-5, 2019

Jane's Walk: May 4-5, 2019

Jane's Walk is a festival of free neighbourhood walking tours given in the spirit of Jane Jacobs that help put people in touch with their city, the things that happen around them, the built environment, the natural environment, and especially with each other. The walks are given by local people who care passionately about where they live, work, and play.

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Re-Generation: OSCA’s new inter-generational program!

Re-Generation: OSCA’s new inter-generational program!

We’re so excited to announce our new inter-generational program here at The Firehall – Re-Generation! We had a successful soft launch of the program on Thursday, April 25th, 2019. This program officially launches on Thursday, May 2nd, 2019 and runs from 10:30 am-12:30 pm. We’d love to see you there!

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Green Dreamers

Old Ottawa South's Community Garden Brigade
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Senior Watch OOS

Creating an age-friendly community. Take our housing survey
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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