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OSTS will offer another year of amazing courses!

Courses are available in both the fall and winter terms, and are held on Monday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. Due to Covid19 and the Omicron variant, we are continuing the 100% online format for the Winter semester.

The Fall 2021 term courses start on September 20 and end on November 29.

The Winter 2022 term courses start on January 10 and end on March 21.



Join us: Register today!

Register online!   Each term is 10 weeks, and consists of two courses. Costs are as follows:

$140 for both terms if payment made before or at the beginning of the fall term of an academic year.

$75 per term if payment made separately each term.

$25 per term for high-school or post-sec students.

The preferred method of payment is by Interac/e-transfer, though cheques may still be mailed. Regretfully, payment by cash is no longer an option.

The OSTS does not a have a membership fee.





Welcome to our website. We hope that you find your experience with it both user friendly and enjoyable. We ask that you notify us if you find any inaccurate links or pages.

Latest update: 20/Dec/2021-There's a changed course selection for Winter 2022. We are honoured that elder Claudette Commanda will be offering a course. Please see the Course page for more info.

Like all educational institutions, Covid19 continues to make challenging when planning for the upcoming academic year. Though every effort has been made to provide accurate and reliable information, it is still possible that additional changes may occur prior to the start of classes on Jan 10.

Accordingly, we would ask you to please check back before classes begin, and click here to keep informed on the latest updates from the OSTS.

About Us

The OSTS was founded in 1964 as part of the Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada to provide theological formation to lay Christians. Over the years, it became an independent institution, pursued a more ecumenical mission and incorporated a larger interfaith perspective. Today, the OSTS opens its doors to all who have an interest in deepening their understanding of theology and spirituality.

The OSTS has the official support of the Ottawa Presbytery of the United Church of Canada, the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, the Presbytery of Ottawa of the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Ottawa.



Feel free to contact us:

President - Ann Babin: (613) 830-8826
  Email: president@osts.ca
Publicity Chair - Norma Wrightly: (613) 283-2877
  Email: communications@osts.ca

Over the years, the OSTS has, in turn, found a home at various church buildings of our sponsoring denominations. OSTS will again offer its courses online via Zoom for the Fall term. We hope to reach a decision by early November as to whether we can safely resume our regular in-person format for the winter term at the premises of the Dominican University College of Ottawa.