Registration is now open for a virtual community meeting at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 27, 2021 to discuss the impacts of the City of Ottawa's final Official Plan draft on Old Ottawa South. Register via OSCA programs to obtain the Zoom link.
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.
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.
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.
Join us at this month’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility Committee meeting! Community members are welcome and encouraged to join.
Dear members of our community,
In times of uncertainty, it is easy to separate ourselves. While the trail of division has not always been a clear-cut path, it should be the road less travelled. It is vital that we open the lines of communication and listen to one another. Now more than ever, education and compassion should be the means to reaching an understanding.
The recently renamed OSCA Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee offers the following list of educational resources regarding Indigenous issues in Canada.
Last month we shared a story called “Birdhouses Galore” describing Shelley and Sean Kennedy’s stockpile of homemade birdhouses. It began as a hobby to while away the pandemic hours, but soon enough there were more birdhouses than any one backyard could possibly use. And so the Kennedys decided to fundraise for the Firehall, selling the birdhouses for $10/each on the Old Ottawa South Group Facebook page.
As of mid-April, 41 birdhouses have gone out the door to provide new homes for our feathered friends in OOS. Shelley and Sean continue to be impressed by the generosity of their neighbours. Donations from the “birdhouse lark” now total $825 – proof positive that no donation is too small and that every dollar counts.