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Old Ottawa South Community Association

Introducing OSCA's Breakfast Club & After-4 Program for 2022-2023

OSCA’s Child Care programs include supervised walkover to/from Hopewell Public School, games, crafts, trips to the park, and special workshops. Children love to be outside, and so do we! We strive to utilize outdoor spaces as much as possible. Our staff are committed to building a positive rapport with each child and making every day a fun experience. For more details about how we run our program, please see the  pdf After-Four Parent Handbook here. (8.37 MB)

Each day, we will choose between various activities that may include active games and sports, crafts, cooking, science experiments, reading, and more!

  • Location: The Firehall (260 Sunnyside Ave.)
  • Monday - Friday
    • Breakfast Club: 7:30 am - 9:00 am
    • After-4: 3:30 pm- 5:30 pm
  • September 2022 to June 2023
  • The program runs every day your child has school. On PD Days, snow days, and holidays the program does not run (we will have PD Day Programs and Winter/March Break Camps).

Walkover

We offer a walk-over service to/from Hopewell Public School. Each morning we walk over the Breakfast Club children to Hopewell. At the end of the school day, our After-4 counsellors pick up the children at Hopewell. Parents are responsible for arranging After-4 pick-up with Hopewell.

What if my child does not attend Hopewell?

We accept children from other schools. The sign-in/out process does change. Parents are responsible for arranging transportation or drop-off.

Sign-in & Sign-out

Pick-up and drop-off will take place outside only. Participants will only be released to those who are authorized for pick up on their waiver. Children who are ready to walk home on their own may do so at a predetermined time with written parental consent, by either a note or by email to info@oldottawasouth.ca

Breakfast Club & After-4 Counsellors

OSCA’s management and counsellors are dedicated to providing a fun and safe environment. Many of our staff have participated in our childcare program as children, volunteered in the program and are now passionate about their opportunity to give back to the Firehall.

All staff and volunteers are required to obtain the following qualifications: valid Standard First Aid Level C; Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Integrated Accessibility Standards Regulation training, Worker Health & Safety Training, and a vulnerable sector Police Records Check. Counsellors receive ongoing training in many areas such as dynamic and age-specific programming, health & safety policies, special needs, behaviour management, and much more! 

Breakfast Club & After-4 Fees and Payment Policies

Breakfast Club

Registration Fee: $50

Monthly Fee: $200

After-4

Registration Fee: $75

Monthly Fee: $300

The registration fee(s) is due at the time of registration. This fee is non-refundable. The monthly fees are due on the first of each month - your credit card on file processes the fees. During the registration process, you will set up your payment information.

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Update to COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

Last September the OSCA Board made the decision that all participants in OSCA programs aged 12 and above must be fully vaccinated if they wished to register for an OSCA program. At the time, “fully vaccinated” meant having two doses of an approved COVID-19 vaccine.

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Winter Programs Set to Begin Monday, January 31st!

Further to the Provincial government’s announcement on January 20, lifting COVID restrictions on certain public activities, OSCA will be starting its regular Winter season children’s and adult’s programming on Monday, January 31, 2022. Breakfast Club and After 4 programming had already reopened on January 17 with the reopening of public schools. The reopening on January 31 will include the Firehall Fitness Centre!

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OSCA Postpones The Start of Winter Programming

Given the exceptionally rapid spread of the Omicron COVID variant in Ottawa and Ontario, and the uncertainty with respect to how this will impact the risks we face locally in the delivery of recreational programming, OSCA has decided to postpone the start of its Winter programing for adults, youth and children from Monday, January 3 to Monday, January 17, 2022 as a safety measure to protect our clients and staff. As a result, winter programming will be extended for two weeks longer than normal and finish on Friday, April 1st, 2022.

For the first two weeks of January only the Fitness Centre will be open for use, with a limit of 2 persons at any one time who must social distance and follow all screening and other safety protocols.

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OSCA Covid-19 Vaccination Policy for Employees and Clients

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.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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.

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Winter 2021 Program Updates

We have updated our program line-up!

 

At OSCA, we’ve all been hard at work planning for a January programming lineup that focused on trying new things. As you know, this is our first Winter program schedule that’s been fully remote. We were already well into our Winter programs last year when things dramatically changed in March. We truly hope that you’ve had a chance to review our Winter Program Guide and skim through the things we have lined up. Registration is on-going and it is never too late to join!

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Santa is on his way to Old Ottawa South!

Santa is on his way to Old Ottawa South!

Hello my friends in Old Ottawa South, it’s me Santa! 

My pals at OSCA have been hard at work thinking of fun and festive ways to celebrate. We know it’s been a tricky year, and all of you have certainly earned a spot on my ‘extra nice’ list!

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