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Courses offered at the OSTS are available in both the fall and winter terms. Classes are held on Monday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Dominican University College.

The fall 2016 term courses start on September 19 and end on November 28.

The winter 2017 term courses start on January 09 and end on March 20.




Join us: Register today!

Register online! Costs for courses 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 students.

Pay by mail (cheque) or on the first night of the term (cheque or cash). Online payment is not available at this time.

The OSTS does not a have a membership fee.





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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:

Peter Holt: (613) 619-5143
Kathy Shultz: (613) 680-4486
Email: president@osts.ca

Over the years, the OSTS has, in turn, found a home at various church buildings of our sponsoring denominations. This year, the OSTS will offer its courses on the premises of the Dominican University College of Ottawa.