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. The monthly Newsletter provides an overview of upcoming activities including a monthly Members’ Lunch and/or dinner in a restaurant.

You are requested to confirm your attendance a few days prior to the meeting or the event. Costs are nominal and reflect the actual cost of the tour or food expense. Please note that for events in which a cost is involved a reservation made is a reservation paid. No excuses will be accepted. Many other events are hosted by a member who provides light refreshments at her home. Some examples are: Afternoon Book Club, Scrabble, and Knit & Such. Consult the monthly calendar to confirm dates and times for scheduled Club activities.


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


We welcome knitters interested in the current venture of completing hats for newborns. A small fee will be collected each month to cover the room rental at the Alta Vista Library.


Join us near the end of the month to discuss a film chosen by the convenor to be viewed on Netflix at your convenience during the month. We meet on Zoom to share our thoughts and socialize.


Ottawa, rich with history as Canada’s Capital City, offers many attractions and events for year round enjoyment.  “Out and About” provides members each month with exciting and stress-free opportunities to explore museums, historical landmarks, surrounding towns with unique histories and attractions, and to enjoy cultural and seasonal events. As we expand our knowledge we also have fun and get to know each other!


This is a monthly Lunch Get-Together where Members meet at various restaurants throughout the city.   The goal of monthly lunch is to meet other members and have some fun.  Join us for some good food and lively conversation.


The Afternoon Book Club is a friendly group that meets once per 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.


Fun Lunch is a potluck activity where members bring food to a member host’s home to enjoy a delicious informal meal and great company. Fun Lunch meets once per month.


This is a great way to get to know new friends and get some exercise as well! We meet once a month, weather permitting, and walk for approximately 45 – 60 minutes and then end with a visit to a local café. The walks take place in various parts of Ottawa so that you will start to know your way about this beautiful city. The walks are moderate and thus suit most people’s walking speeds.


Let’s get together with our “Plus 1” for food, fun and laughter! Many of you have expressed interest in a “Plus 1” gettogether. Everyone is welcome and you may invite a friend, family member, visitor, spouse/partner for a fun night


The friendly group of Scrabble players meets the 1st Friday of the month. We welcome both beginners and more serious players to enjoy a few games of Scrabble while socializing.


The Joint ONC/ONAC Bridge Group meets at weekly at the Overbrook Community Centre. Parking is available at the Centre. Members of ONC/ONAC and their spouses, if they wish, may attend. A partner is not required. There is a nominal cost per session. Bridge skill levels vary within the group, but participants should have a basic understanding of Bridge. Coffee and Tea are provided and on a rotating basis a member of the group brings a simple snack to share with the group. We hope you will be able to join us!


If you love eating out and trying new restaurants this is the group for you. We meet monthly at a different restaurant and that’s part of the fun. You can try something new and hopefully discover a restaurant that becomes a favourite. You also get to meet new friends or see old ones again. Plus, you are learning your way around your new home town of Ottawa!


This group makes monthly visits to different Art Galleries in the Ottawa/Gatineau region. In a typical season, we may go several times to the National Gallery of Canada, but we also explore smaller galleries and other venues where art can be seen and appreciated. Gallery visits are usually self-guided. 


Mah Jongg is a popular and fun game played with tiles, generally with 3 – 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 the first Thursday of each month.  


Come join us for discussions on the joys and challenges of being a “Grandmother” in a new city or changed circumstances. Build on your desire and efforts to create a loving support to the little one/s in your life. We welcome anyone who is involved in the care of children. We meet monthly.


Members meet on Tuesdays to play golf at different courses at a time to be determined.


Calling all card players! If you are interested in playing cards, or learning new card games, come on out. Doesn’t matter even if you haven’t played before.


Rejoignez-nous pour un après-midi de conversation en français. Tout niveau de prise de parole est le bienvenu.
Apportez un repas léger ou un café et un scone si vous le souhaitez. Et tout peut changer à cause de la COVID.


Good Reads over Great Food coupled with lively conversation! What a perfect combination! For this book club, each person will choose a book and a restaurant, or you can host the evening’s event at your home, whatever suits your fancy! There will be 12 women, 12 books and 12 restaurants or private homes!


Join us and bring along your beverage of choice as we gather on Zoom for a cha


Come, relax in a comfy recliner, and meet new friends at the movies! The theatre will depend on suitable movie selections available


Ottawa has a fantastic wealth of beautiful forest trails. Let’s get together and enjoy a hike through nature’s


 This is an email list of members interested in spontaneous, off -calendar activities: movies,special events/exhibitions, tours, etc.

New ideas are always welcome. If you have a skill or interest not reflected above, you are invited to suggest a new group or plan an outing. What’s your passion? Volunteering? Learning French? Music? Technology?

Membership applications involve three steps, i.e., application, fees payment and waiver.  Please complete all three steps at the same time. This will expedite your membership.

  1. Please click here to complete the membership application form.
  1. The ONC fiscal year runs from July 1st to June 30th with an annual fee of $30. If you first join between March 1st and June 30th, the initial fee is reduced to $20.

Please send membership fees to the Treasurer via e-transfer to No password is required. NB If the funds are from an account with a different name, please let us know. If e-transfers are unfamiliar or unavailable to you, contact for assistance.

  1. Please click here to complete and sign the Waiver. This covers you and any future guest(s) who attend an event(s) with you.

    Once we have received your membership application, dues and waiver, ONC’s Roster Director will contact you to give you access to our Members-Only section. Please be patient, as processing times vary at different times of the year.

    The Members-Only section of the website contains the current Newsletter, with a list of current activities. Please note that because many of our activities are held in members’ homes, we cannot guarantee that all venues are accessible. If you are concerned, please check with the hostess or the venue directly.

    Please also note that ONC is a scent-free organization.

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