Activities, Programs & Resources

Our website is intended to be a useful way for you to find out everything there is to know about what Carlington has to offer all residents.  Follow us on social media and/or sign up for the CCA Emailing List to keep up-to-date on these and new resources.

Bike Repair Station

In Alexander Park, close to Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St. (map)


Caldwell Family Centre

1100 Medford St., Unit 20 (map)  | 613-728-1800 | info@caldwellce

  • Drop-in Centre, food bank, meals and snacks, cooking program
  • Baby supplies and toy library for kids 1-4 years
  • School backpack program, after-school program, summer day camp
  • Clothing program, sewing program

The CCA organizes these popular events each year with the help of members, volunteers and sponsors:


Carlington Community Chaplaincy

102-1465 Caldwell Avenue (map) | 613.728.9933 | Program schedule

  • Range of hospitality and arts-based programs for residents in Carlington
  • Daily drop-in (Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.)
  • Cooking classes, special-interest classes and groups
  • Pastoral Care


Carlington Community Garden


  • Located at corner of Woodward Avenue and McBride Street (map)


Carlington Community Health Centre

900 Merivale Road (map) | 613-722-4000 | email:

Subscribe to the CCHC newletter to be informed of all their activities.

  • Parent and child programs, 1-6 years
  • Homework clubs, after-school program
  • Teen counseling and advocacy
  • Senior exercise programs, senior choir
  • Primary health care, crisis support, harm reduction services, employment aid/support, free dental services
  • Housing support and financial assistance for utilities
  • Free and confidential counseling for individuals or families
  • Good Food Box (buying fruit/vegetables in bulk)


Car-sharing (Communauto)

  • Gain access to a fleet of cars across Ottawa: reserve at a low cost for a half-hour, an hour, a day or longer. The cars are available 24/7. Take them to the local grocery store or anywhere in North America!
  • Carlington location:  Best Western (1274 Carling Avenue at Merivale)
  • Special deals with OC Transpo and VIA Rail for combined car-sharing and public transportation.
  • Members also have access to car-sharing networks in Gatineau, Kingston, Toronto, Waterloo/Hamilton, Montreal, Quebec City and Sherbrooke.


City Councillor for Carlington (part of River Ward)

Riley Brockington attends most CCA general meetings and his reports are posted to this website. He regularly holds other meetings to update Carlington residents on development projects, changes to local roads and transit routes, etc. Go to his website to sign up for monthly newsletters.


Community and Recreation Centres


Fresh Fruit and Vegetables available locally:

  • Good Food on the Move:  Order fresh fruit and vegetables online weekly from Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to Monday 9:00 a.m.  Pick up your order the following Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at 900 Merivale (Carlington Community Health Centre: map).  Phone orders also accepted.  Home Delivery: $20.
  • Quickie Convenience Store, 1435 Caldwell Avenue (map):  Ottawa Public Health has designated this convenience store as a “Good Food Corner Store” which means that it sells a good selection of fruits and vegetables.



  • Ottawa Public Library Bookmobile:
    • Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., 1520 Caldwell Avenue (Map)
    • Wednesdays, 2:15-3:00 p.m., Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St. (Map)
  • Carlington’s Mini Libraries (Map)
  • Closest branches of the Ottawa Public Library:


Ottawa Mission Food Truck

  • Free hot meals, prepared by the Ottawa Mission, available from 2:30 to 3:30, second and fourth Monday of each month, at 1180 Shillington Avenue (map)


Ottawa Outdoor Gear Library
877A Boyd Ave. (map)

  • A non-profit, volunteer-driven organization whose goal is to enable more people to enjoy the benefits of being active outdoors, and to reduce barriers to access nature in the City.  Fees are pay-as-you-can.


Ottawa Tool Library
877A Boyd Ave. (map)

  • A non-profit organization that provides tools, expertise and a workspace for projects.
  • Borrow tools to bring home or work on your project in their workspace.
  • Subscribe to their newsletter to find out about free events such as Repair Cafés, Demo Nights and Workshops for all ages.
  • Their Tinkering School teaches children 8-12 tool skills for the next generation of do-it-yourselfers.


Pet Resource Bank Ottawa

  • Keeps people and their pets together during difficult times.
  • Services include: food,  information, supplies and grooming.
  • They have a list of pet-related links and emergency phone numbers.


Parks and Green Spaces (Map)

Not only does Carlington border on the Experimental Farm on two sides, it is blessed with many parks and green spaces as well.

  • Several city parks with various amenities.
  • The “Triangle” at Merivale and Carling: the garden is maintained by CCA volunteers.
  • Carlington Woods and Clyde Woods, forests to the south of Carlington with the NCC pathway running through them, are environmentally protected.
  • Carlington Community Garden ( )
  • Clyde Bee & Butterfly Patch (iNaturalist): a wild plant pollinator garden maintained by volunteers.
Local Green Organizations: