What’s New at OSCA

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.

IDEA Committee Tolerance Letter

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.

Birdhouses and Fundraising Update

Birdhouses and Fundraising Update

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…

Volunteers Stand Up!  Can You Hear Us Clapping?

Volunteers Stand Up! Can You Hear Us Clapping?

April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week. It’s time once again to say “thank you” with a big round of national applause and to recognize you locally for all that you do to enrich our communities. You, by your simple acts of kindness, encourage and nurture trust in people, trust in institutions, a sense of belonging, civic engagement at its best and a socially diverse and inclusive community. The National Volunteer theme this year is…

Questions & Answers on OSCA’s Save Our Firehall Campaign

The following article was printed in the March 2021 of the OSCAR. We have adapted the article for online reading, abbreviated where we could, and reorganized some of the information in response to some very helpful suggestions. Save Our Firehall In Response to Your Questions Since launching OSCA’s fundraising campaign to Save Our Firehall, we have received a variety of messages by email and phone encouraging us, lending both moral and financial support. We…

City of Ottawa Draft Official Plan Feedback

City of Ottawa Draft Official Plan Feedback

You’re encouraged to make your comments regarding the Draft Official Plan to the City of Ottawa. This is your chance to express views on the city’s future growth. It’s especially important to complete the feedback form on the select topics as presented as ‘one-pagers’ on the Engage Ottawa website. If you are opposed to the proposals as outlined, it’s critical to state that explicitily in your comments. OSCA’s Planning & Zoning Committee has reviewed…

Official Plan Presentation and Discussion

Official Plan Presentation and Discussion

A virtual meeting on the impacts of the City of Ottawa’s draft Official Plan policies as related to Old Ottawa South was held on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. For those of you who were unable to attend, follow this link to view a recording of that meeting. Comments from residents to the City must be sent to newop@ottawa.ca Deadline for comments has been extended to March 12, 2021.

Consider Contributing Your Skills  to OSCA !

Consider Contributing Your Skills  to OSCA !

It’s that time of year again – time for OSCA, the Old Ottawa South Community Association, to start looking for residents of Old Ottawa South who are willing to step up and become a member of the Board or a Committee! Like everyone, OSCA has had a tough year but the community association remains strong and ready to move forward in new and different ways.  It will be an interesting time for the Board…

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