Our mandate

The Community Activities Group of Old Ottawa East (CAG) is a community-based, non-profit organization that works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to provide recreational and cultural programming in Old Ottawa East that is accessible, diverse and responsive to community interests and needs.

We work with community members, instructors and partners to offer a range of activities for all ages - from playgroups for babies and preschoolers, to recreational child care programs for school-age children, to fitness, sports and general interest programs for children and adults, and free community events that offer opportunities for community engagement and volunteering, and a program of activities that are of interest to all community members.

Click here to view CAG’s by-laws.

Our location

The community of Old Ottawa East is located on either side of Main Street, east of the Canal, west of the Rideau River, south of Sandy Hill and north of Old Ottawa South. It encompasses the area that was once the Village of Ottawa East. Main Street was the main street of the village and the name remained after it was annexed to the City of Ottawa because Ottawa had no other Main Street in 1907.

CAG programs, events and activities take place at:

Our partners

CAG is grateful for the support it receives from Community Partners. This support helps to ensure high quality programs and activities throughout the year. Their generous contributions directly support CAG's overall success.

Our Board of Directors


President - Tina Raymond
Past President - Donald Stephenson
Treasurer - Hong Ho
Secretary - Suzanne Taylor
Programs and Communications Committee Chair - Jana Trembinski
Events and Fundraising Committee Chair - Helena Forbes
Member at large, Events and Fundraising Committee Member - Joanne Lostracco
Member at large, Programs and Communications Committee Member - Tera Winters

Email: admin@ottaweastcag.ca

CAG board members are elected for an initial one (1) year term - from the date of their appointment to the next Annual General Meeting, with option to renew for two (2) additional two (2) year terms. The CAG Annual General Meeting is generally held the second Tuesday of November.

Our staff

Executive Director - Carol Toone
Lead Co-director of Programs - Nivethine Mahendran

Our City of Ottawa partners

CAG works in partnership with the City of Ottawa, with shared responsibilities for OOE recreational facilities and space, made available to CAG through a program agreement. CAG works in partnership with the City of Ottawa to run indoor and outdoor activities and to maintain and enhance community facilities and outdoor spaces to help ensure they meet community needs.
City of Ottawa Complex Manager - Lise-Anne Robichaud
Email: Lise-Anne.Robichaud@ottawa.ca

Sandy Hill Community Health Center
Gerald Dragon, Project Coordinator/Community Developer
Email: cgdragon@sandyhillchc.on.ca


AGM Reports 2015-16

Joint Community AGM - Meeting Report 2016

CAG Chair's Report 2016

CAG Income Statement September 2015-August 16

CAG Balance Sheet: August 2016

AGM Reports 2016-17

Joint Community AGM - 2017 Report

CAG Chair's Report 2017

CAG Balance Sheet - August 2017

CAG Income Statement - September 2016 - August 2017

CAG Reports 2017-18

CAG Budget 2017-18

CAG - Board Minutes - September 2017 - approved

CAG - Board Minutes - October 2017 - approved

CAG - Board Minutes - December 2017 - approved

CAG - Board Minutes - February 2018 - approved

CAG - Board Minutes - April 2018 - approved

CAG Board Minutes - June 2018 - approved

CAG AGM Chairs Report 2017-18

CAG - Balance sheet - August 2018

CAG Income Statement September 2017 - August 2018

CAG Reports 2018-2019

CAG Budget 2018 - 19

Board Minutes - September 2018 - approved

Board Minutes - October 2018 - approved

Board Minutes - December 2018 - approved

Board Minutes - February 2019 - approved

Board Minutes - April 2019 - approved

Board Minutes - May 2019 - approved

Board Minutes - June 2019 - approved

CAG Balance Sheet - August 2019

CAG Income Statement - September 2018 - August 2019

Board Minutes - September 2019 - approved

CAG Reports 2019-2020

CAG 2019 AGM Presentation

CAG Budget 2019-2020