Welcome to the Ottawa Newcomers' Club

NOTICE TO OUR MEMBERS RE: The ONC & COVID-19

Resuming Section Activities: The Ottawa area has entered
Stage 3; some group activities are now permitted. ONC will be
scheduling some events that adhere to social distancing
protocols. The guidelines are outlined in the Newsletter in
detail.  Please review the guidelines before you sign up for a
social gathering/event.
Social distancing guidelines and protocols must be followed.

About Us

  • Ottawa Newcomers' Club is a social organization which helps women new to Ottawa or those who have experienced a significant life change to meet new friends and become part of the community.
  • Ottawa Newcomers' Club is a volunteer non-profit organization affiliated with the National Newcomers Association of Canada
  • Our Board serves the membership by developing policy, communicating with members, seeking members to volunteer as convenors, promoting the organization and collaborating with the national body.
  • Members volunteer to coordinate activities and share information about future events in a monthly electronic Newsletter.

Women: Are you new to Ottawa? Do you need help with the transition to a new city? Would you like to connect with your community?

Ottawa Newcomers' Club enables women new to Ottawa to become part of our community by forging friendships, participating in a wide range of activities, sharing experiences, and having fun together. Our membership is comprised of women retired, widowed or divorced, or newly relocated to Ottawa.

One of our newest members, Nancy S., would like to share with you her personal experience in joining the club.:

“ One of the first things I did when I moved to Ottawa was contact the Ottawa Newcomers’ Club. It turns out it was also one of the best things I did. I was able to connect with wonderful women who were in the same situation and were very helpful in introducing me to the rich culture and activities that ONC and Ottawa have to offer. The connections and friendships I have made over the last year would not be possible without the ONC. The ONC has made the move to Ottawa a wonderful experience.”

Nancy became a member in May, 2019.

Activities

Whatever your interests, the Ottawa Newcomers' Club offers opportunities to connect with other women and ease your transition to living in the Nation's Capital. Participate as much or as little as you like.

WEST END COFFEE
AND CHAT

Get together with other Newcomers to learn about their adventures and upcoming events in our new city. Once a month, a group meets at IKEA in the West End of Ottawa. Come out to connect with other Newcomers for coffee and conversation.

KNIT AND SUCH

For those interested in knitting, crocheting, or any other form of needlework, this is your chance to learn, sharpen your skills, or just try your hand at something new. Beginners and experienced needlecrafters meet in a member's home once a month. Working on another kind of needlework? Bring it along and join us for a morning of conversation as we work on our individual projects.

MONTHLY MOVIE NIGHT

Join us on the last Saturday of the month to view a film playing at a local theatre like the Bytowne or Mayfair. After the film, the group usually heads off to a nearby coffee shop or pub to socialize.

OUT AND ABOUT

Ottawa is Canada's capital city. It's the seat of Canadian Federal Government and it offers sightseeing attractions that are very rich in history. Out and About visits different historical landmarks and museums in the greater Ottawa area.

Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is a popular and fun game played with tiles, generally with 4 players to a table. The object is to form the tiles into a hand. The first player to do that wins. Our group plays by the American rules and meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.

AFTERNOON BOOK CLUB

The Afternoon Book Club is a friendly group that meets on the 4th Wednesday of the month. The setting is relaxed, the discussions are always interesting and followed by general conversation, along with refreshments. It doesn't take too many meetings before people become familiar and you start to feel at home.

Membership

  • Membership is open to all women who within the past two years have either: (i) moved to Ottawa or (ii) experienced significant life change.
  • Annual membership dues to cover administrative expenses are $30.00 for the period July 1 to June 30. Membership after March 1 is prorated to $20.00
  • If you need more information about Membership, email us at membership.ONC@gmail.com, or through the CONTACT US tab at the top of this page.
  • Complete a Membership application here
  • Once you have made contact, you will be invited to take a test drive by participating as a guest at one of our many events. We look forward to meeting you.
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