Old Ottawa South Community Association

AGM 2022 - OSCA Needs Your Support!

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Our AGM is coming up on Saturday, December 3rd 2022. We are hosting the meeting at the Firehall from 3PM-5PM. Every AGM is important, it includes annual reports, financial reports and the nominations for the next year's Board are presented and voted on by all "members in good standing", who are any OOS residents who have been registered OSCA members. Go here to access the AGM documents.

We need residents of OOS to join us to reach the minimum amount required to meet our legal requirements. Please consider joining us this Saturday and register for the AGM. If you are unable to attend we strongly recommend you fill out a proxy form so your vote is counted.

Election of Directors - AGM 2022

For a 3-Year Terms

Richard Slowoski

Richard is a long-time resident of Old Ottawa South. He has recently retired from full-time work and runs his own company which offers services focused on increasing effectiveness at the personal and organizational levels. Richard has a broad base of experience flowing from work with the federal government, with the Public Policy Forum, with Saint Jerome’s University, as a consultant, and as a volunteer with organizations such as the Community Foundation of Ottawa. He also holds licenses with global training companies to deliver award-winning leadership development programs.

Sue Neill

Sue is currently the OSCA Vice President Chair of both the OSCA Traffic and Safety Committee and the Nominations and Elections Committee.  She has lived in Old Ottawa South since 2004.  Her interest is in the well-being of the whole community and in particular making the community’s streets and sidewalks safer for all.  Sue retired from the federal government (Department of Canadian Heritage - most recently as Director of International Sport) and before that taught in the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation at the University of Alberta in Edmonton.  Her undergraduate degree is from the University of Toronto, Master’s degree from the University of Alberta and Doctorate from Ottawa University.  Sue believes that her experience working on the policy side of government and serving on many volunteer Boards and Executives at all levels is useful in meeting some of the challenges currently facing the OSCA Board and the community.  Sue is a lifelong volunteer.  Her specific sport interest is the sport of field hockey where she held executive positions at the community, provincial, national and international levels for many years.  She is also a keen hiker, cyclist, kayaker, reader and opera lover. 

Joy Morrow

Joy chose to live in Old Ottawa South in 1985, and has been a resident since then.  She has become acquainted with neighbours, learning their views about local issues which concern them.  As a long-time resident, she is familiar with how the infrastructure, facilities and services in this neighbourhood, and their accessibility, have developed over the 35+ years she has lived here.  It is important to her that this community continues to build on the foundations established by past volunteers in OSCA.  Joy’s education and ~35 year career as a scientist and private-sector intellectual property lawyer facilitate her understanding of relevant technical and legal / governance issues.  Previously, Joy served in a volunteer capacity on the Board of Directors and ultimately as President of a corporation which owns and operates a not-for-profit family camp.  Her volunteer corporate responsibilities have included policy making, legal and regulatory compliance, and oversight of management, finances and programming.  In her spare time, you can find Joy hiking, skiing, skating and travelling. 

Laura Urrechaga

Laura has lived in Old Ottawa South for a quarter-century and her love for its unique qualities has only grown over time and as her life has become more and more entwined with fellow OOSers.  Laura is an Ontario and Florida registered architect and a volunteer member of the Federation of Citizen Association’s Planning and Zoning Committee.  By actively participating and sharing her time, skill set and passion, she hopes to contribute to keeping our neighbourhood great as it grows, changes and evolves.  As our city grows, Old Ottawa South will also grow in order to continue to thrive.  Our community association can help us to grow in the right direction by working to ensure that growth reflects the character of our community, respects its zoning by-laws and enhances our neighbourhood.

Jen Bedore

Jen is an international development professional with experience providing support, technical guidance and leadership to complex program, country, and regional teams. She is currently the Deputy Director of Awards Management for Technical & Global Awards at the International Rescue Committee. Jen is the Chair of OSCA’s newly founded Grants Committee. 

Neena Kushwaha

Neena is a scientist and intellectual property professional helping Canadian innovators protect their inventions and Canada build a world-class IP regime. She is currently the Chairperson of the Patent Appeal Board at the Canadian Intellectual Property Office. Neena is a long-time volunteer with Able2, an organization that supports people of all ages across the disability spectrum. She is the Co-chair of OSCA’s Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee.

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