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 newsletter to keep up-to-date on these and new resources.
- Alexander Community Centre
- Bike Repair Station
- Bookmobile (Ottawa Public Library)
- Caldwell Family Centre
- CCA Events (Carlington Cup, Family Fun Day, Yard and Plant Sale)
- Carlington Recreation Centre
- Carlington Community Chaplaincy
- Community Garden
- Community Health Centre
- Car-sharing (Communauto)
- City Councillor for Carlington
- Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Available Locally
- J.A. Dulude Arena
- Mini Library
- Pet Resource Bank Ottawa
Alexander Community Centre
960 Silver Street | 613.798.8978 | email: Alexander@ottawa.ca
- Mini-library (just outside front door)
- Wide range of programs for children and youth, many free.
- after school programs, homework club
- computer and homework room,
- various sports and leagues, summer camps.
- Programs for adults and seniors
- Has a variety of rooms to rent, each with a 46-inch flat screen television and surround sound system. The spacious main hall seats 100 and has an attached kitchen.
Bike Repair Station
Located in Alexander Park, close to Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St.
- Includes a bike stand, tools to help change a tire, patch a tire and pump up your tires
Bookmobile (Ottawa Public Library)
Location 1: Tuesdays, 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., 1520 Caldwell Avenue
Location 2: Wednesdays, 2:15-3:00 p.m., Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver St.
- Books, DVDs, magazines and more
- Pick up your Hold items
- Return/borrow material
- Get or renew a Library card
- Material in French, English and other…
Caldwell Family Centre
- Drop in Centre
- Food Bank, meals and snacks, cooking program
- Christmas Hampers
- Baby supplies and toy library for kids 1-4 years
- School backpack program, after-school program, summer day camp
- Clothing program
- Sewing program
Carlington Recreation Centre
1520 Caldwell Avenue | 613.798.8920
- Before- and after-school programs
- March break camps
- Summer camps
- Children’s and youth programs
Carlington Community Chaplaincy
102-1465 Caldwell Avenue | 613.728.9933 | Program schedule
- Provides a range of hospitality and arts-based programs for residents in Carlington
- Daily drop-in (Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 11 a.m.)
- A studio space for artists
- Cooking classes
- Special-interest classes and groups
- Pastoral Care
Carlington Community Garden
- Located at corner of Woodward Avenue and McBride Street
- More plots will be built in the near future.
Carlington Community Health Centre
Subscribe to the CCHC newletter to be informed of all their activities. (Note: the CCHC’s catchment area includes more neighbourhoods than just Carlington.)
- 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
- Housing support and financial assistance for utilities
- Free and confidential counseling for individuals or families
- Good Food Box (buying fruit/vegetables in bulk)
- Employment aid/support
- Free dental services
Website: https://ontario.communauto.com/ | 613-798-1900
- 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
Riley Brockington (rileybrockington.ca/) is the City Councillor for River Ward, which Carlington is a part of. He appears frequently at CCA meetings (his reports are posted on the CCA websiste) and also regularly holds other meetings to update Carlington residents on current and future development projects, changes to local roads and transit routes, etc.
Go to his website to sign up for monthly newsletters.
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables available locally:
- Good Food on the Move: Order fresh fruit and vegetables online every week from Wednesday 9:00 a.m. to Monday 9:00 a.m. Your order will be available for pick-up Wednesday at 2:00 p.m. at 900 Merivale (Carlington Community Health Centre). Phone orders also accepted. Home Delivery: $20.
- Quickie Convenience Store, 1435 Caldwell Avenue (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.)
J.A. Dulude Arena
941 Clyde Avenue | 613.798.1716
- Ice hockey
Alexander Community Centre, 960 Silver Street
- Built by local residents, this mini-library is on a Take-One-Leave-One basis.
Pet Resource Bank Ottawa
- Volunteers help keep people and their pets together during difficult times.
- Their services include: food, information, supplies and grooming.
- They have a list of pet-related links and emergency phone numbers.
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3. Bookmark our Events page and check it often.
Recent Blog Posts...
Please check dates, as they vary according to activity/location. COVID measures will still apply.
We as an organization stand against this hate, and commit ourselves to not be bystanders to racism.
Listen in to the Review Panel on Friday, June 4, 2021, at 2:50 p.m.
Deadline for feedback is Thursday, June 17, 2021. Or attend one of the on-line sessions (June 7, 8 or 9).
Construction completion is scheduled for the end of July.
The intersections impacted are Laperriere at McBride and Trent at Chevrier.
There are three draft concepts: pick and choose what you like and what you don’t like.
The Plan and FAQs are available now online. A Survey will launch soon, and Zoom events are also being planned.
Since this will be a meeting held over Zoom, pre-registration is required. The meeting will be held from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
New directors will be voted in during the CCA’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.
Our Councillor is asking us to identify pedestrian and cycling missing links, sidewalks and pathways that need major fixing, as well as barriers to movement. Deadline:
Wednesday, May 26 (by noon).
This spring, the parks to be cleaned are Meadowvale, Raven and Alexander.