Ottawa Cares, Emergency Pet Food, French Poetry, theatre over the phone (Au creux de l’oreille)

Ottawa Cares

In Overbrook we have our own group of neighbours helping neighbours during this difficult time. This group is called Overbrook Community cares.

We are also part of a broader initiative called Ottawa Cares : is an initiative of your community association:  Cardinal Glen, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, Manor ParkOverbrook, Rockcliffe Park and Vanier.

Together, we are organizing community- and City Ward-wide responses to Covid-19.

We recruit volunteers to deliver food from the Food Bank to residents. And, where possible, facilitate wellness phone calls for those isolating at home during Covid-19.

​We urge Ottawa residents to support the Ottawa Food Bank with donations.

​Behind the scenes, we collect and curate information about community resources – business and not-for-profit – for, your guide to help in the city. We publish community resources available during Covid-19 to support the needs of residents and the livelihood of local businesses. And true to our roots, we refresh lists of activities to keep every age active and engaged during physical distancing.

Emergency Pet Food

We are sharing this message from the Ottawa Humane Society:

To support pet owners who may be experiencing financial hardship during the pandemic, the Ottawa Humane Society will offer a weekly drive-thru emergency pet food bank beginning next Thursday, April 30.

The OHS will provide a supplemental two-week supply of pet food for dogs and cats of all sizes and ages to help pet owners through hardships they might be experiencing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Any individual experiencing financial hardship due to circumstances resulting from COVID-19 qualifies. 

Clients can pick up pet food once per month at the drive-thru emergency pet food bank at the Ottawa Humane Society, 245 West Hunt Club Rd, Ottawa, ON K2A 1A6

Dates: Every Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Appointments are required, clients can request an appointment on line (preferred) (link to come on our website) or by calling 613-725-3166 ext. 221

We will not be able to accommodate special diet requests.

Au creux de l’oreille

Recevez un petit instant de théâtre murmuré
Le Théâtre Catapulte, en collaboration avec La Nouvelle Scène Gilles Desjardins, lance le volet ontarien du mouvement Au creux de l’oreille, initié par Wajdi Mouawad (La Colline – Théâtre national, Paris) et créé au Québec par le Théâtre Périscope :
 Nos corps contraints, profitons-en
pour tisser un lien privilégié entre nous
Ces séances gratuites de 15 minutes au bout du fil proposent des lectures de poésie, de littérature ou de chanson et sont interprétées par des comédiens et comédiennes de l’Ontario français.
De 16 h à 20 h
Du 2 au 17 mai 2020

Pour réserver votre rendez-vous téléphonique avec un.e artiste, remplissez le formulaire en ligne :

Bulletin December 20 – Bulletin 20 décembre

In this bulletin – Dans ce bulletin
1. Operation Big Turkey – Free Christmas Eve dinner
2. Register for City Lab
3. Fraud Warning: SIM Card Swapping (Ottawa Police)

Operation Big Turkey

City Labs

Synapcity’s City Lab a 6-week experiential learning program bringing together students and residents from all walks of life. Participants will learn how to become a more effective citymaker and collaborate with others to make a difference in our city.

Registration Deadline – February 5th 2020

More information here –

Fraud Warning: SIM Card Swapping

The Ottawa Police Service Fraud Unit is advising the community of recent scams involving “SIM card swapping.”  This is a scam that is affecting consumers all over North America. 

More information here –

Significant loss for our community

We are deeply saddened by the death of Jo Stinson, a beloved member of OCA’s Board, on December 2. Jo has given extraordinary friendship, leadership and many other gifts to her communities in Overbrook and beyond. Our heartfelt condolences go out to her family and friends. We will join with them to celebrate Jo’s life at a service on Sunday, December 15 from 1 pm to 3 pm at Racine, Robert & Gauthier Funeral Home, 180 Montreal Road.

Bulletin December 3rd / 3 décembre 2019

In this Bulletin

  • City – Open House for Montreal-Blair Transit Priority Corridor – Dec 4
  • Ward 13 – Overbrook Consultation on City’s Official Plan – Dec 10
  • Ottawa 67s fundraiser for our association

City – Open House for Montreal-Blair Transit Priority Corridor Consultation – December 4th 2019

The City of Ottawa invites you to the first public open house for the Montreal-Blair Road Transit Priority Corridor (St. Laurent Boulevard to Shefford Road, and 1.2 km north of Montreal Road to Blair Station) Planning and Environmental Assessment (EA) Study. Public Open House Details are:

  • Date: Wednesday, December 4th, 2019
  • Time: 6:00 to 8.30 pm (drop-in format)
  • Place: Pat Clark Community Centre, Gymnasium ( 4355 Halmont Dr, Gloucester, ON K1J 8W6, OC Transpo Route #24, Parking is available)

The following will be presented at the open house:

  • An overview of the study objectives, need and opportunities, existing conditions and study progress to-date
  • Evaluation of alternative solutions
  • Alternative design options
  • Next steps

Ward 13 Official Plan Consultation – December 10th 2019

Join Councillor Rawlson King and talk about the future of our communities. Come and provide input on Ottawa’s new Official Plan! Register here:

Ottawa 67’s fundraiser for Overbrook Community Association

The Ottawa 67’s have generously offered us discounted tickets at 20$ and 5$ of each ticket sold will be donated to our association. Invite friends and family to this great night out and great opportunity to support our association.

Trees in Overbrook / Arbres à Overbrook

(Version française ci-bas)

Hello Overbrook!

We have been given this week a unique chance to have more trees in our neighbourhood. We need your suggestions NOW to have trees planted next Spring. It is your occasion to improve your corner, in less than five minutes of your time.


The City is offering us to plant new trees on city land in Overbrook. A portion of property in front of private houses belongs to the city.


We need to provide a list of potential locations next week. 

We need your suggestions by next Wednesday, October 30.

What do we need from you?

– step outside your house, apartment, car: take a look around you, on your street, or where you walk;

– identify potential locations for new trees. 

– send a quick email at this address ( listing the potential locations you identified, including specific street addresses*.

What will we do with your input?

We will create a wish list for tree locations on city land in Overbrook, share with the city soon and follow-up to make sure we get as many trees as possible next Spring, and the next few years.

We thank you all in advance for your help. We will keep you informed through our community paper, ConneXions.

Christine Langlois

*If there are no clear street address to a specific location, say ” opposite side of the street to this address” or “on the south west corner of the property attached to the community center”, or something like this.

**There are no guaranties we will get everything we ask. But there it is certain that if we don’t ask, we won’t get anything.


 Bonjour Overbrook!

Nous avons reçu cette semaine une excellente nouvelle: nous pouvons avoir de nouveaux arbres dans notre quartier. Nous avons besoin de vos suggestions MAINTENANT pour avoir des arbres qui seront plantés au printemps. C’est votre occasion d’embellir votre coin de rue, en moins de cinq minutes de votre temps!


La Ville nous offre de planter de nouveaux arbres sur les terrains municipaux dans Overbrook. Une portion de terrain devant les résidences privées appartient à la ville.


Nous devons fournir notre liste de sites potentiels pour planter de nouveaux arbres la semaine prochaine. 

Nous avons besoin de vos suggestions d’ici mercredi prochain, 30 octobre.

Que devez-vous faire?

– sortir de votre maison, appartement, voiture: regarder autour de vous, sur votre rue, où vous marchez;

– identifier des sites possibles pour de nouveaux arbres. N’importe quel espace qui semble vide est bon en ce moment;

– envoyer un courriel rapide à cette adresse (, qui inclura vos suggestions de sites, incluant des adresses civiques précises*.

Que ferons-nous avec vos suggestions?

Nous créerons une liste de sites potentiels sur terrains municipaux que nous partagerons avec la Ville bientôt. Puis nous ferons le suivi pour avoir le plus d’arbres possible dès le printemps prochain, et pour les années suivantes.

Nous vous remercions à l’avance de votre aide! Nous vous garderons informé par notre journal communautaire, ConneXions.

Christine Langlois

*S’il n’y pas d’adresse civique précise, dites-nous “directement en face de telle adresse” ou encore “sur le coin sud ouest du terrain du centre communautaire”, ou quelque chose du genre.

**Il n’y a aucune garantie que nous aurons tout ce que nous demandons. Mais nous avons la garantie que si nous ne demandons pas, nous n’aurons rien.