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Message from the Chair

Tom Golem and Allison Seymour, Co-Chairs

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) endeavours to provide opportunities for members of the community and beyond to develop their minds, bodies, and community spirit.  MPCC is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing recreational programs, and now licensed child care, in Manor Park for more than 35 years.  We draw on an impressive group of local volunteers and employees and are well connected with many local businesses and organizations.  A volunteer Board of Directors guides an excellent committed staff who range from full-time employees to sport- or program-specific part-time employees.

MPCC offers a wide variety of year-round programming.  Our core programs consist of:

Before- and After-School in Manor Park

MPCC is a licensed third-party provider for the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board (OCDSB). Students from kindergarten to grade 6 enjoy games, sports and free-play, as well as specialized art activities.  Programming generally follows the OCDSB calendar. Families are served through flexible registration options and fee subsidies.

Manor Park Playschool

Experienced instructors provides preschoolers with the best 'preparation for kindergarten' -- in a warm and caring environment. Laugh, learn and play!

Nutrition Break Arts

Our roster of exciting activities, these lunchtime programs offer engaging activities such as coding, gardening, science, or cooking to students at Manor Park Public School during nutrition breaks.

Sports and fitness

MPCC offers a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports and activities for children 4+ to adult.  On-trend and innovative programs include flag rugby Sevens, and Heart Wise fitness. 

Summer Day Camps

Well-known and extremely popular in the community, our half-day summer camps offer current themes such as ‘Under the Sea', 'Active Start',  'Art it up!', and 'Make it in the Kitchen Garden'.

Special community events

MPCC organizes a number of community- and family-oriented free events of the year, including ‘Rock the Block’ (September); ‘Skating Party & Chili Cook-off’ (February); Ottawa Marathon Hydration Station (May), and the community garage sale (June).

The MPCC recognizes and thanks the City of Ottawa for the mandate and Renewable Recreation Funding grant. Programs are financed on a cost recovery basis by fees, grants and donations.

Community volunteers are an essential part of a livable and vibrant community.  The Board of Directors meets every fourth Wednesday (September-June) at 7pm in the Manor Park Community Centre.   Guests are always welcome.

We hope that the MPCC will be a great fit for your routine and activities!
April 2016
updated March 2018



Lana Burpee, Executive Director

Before- and After-School in Manor Park

Nancy Carisse, Program Supervisor
Meagan Noonan, Assistant Supervisor


Tobore Anethua
Hamlime Ayata
Pamela Bridgeo
Mohamed Cheikhezzein
Tetyana Gedeonova
Celeste Gibson
Stephen Goossesn
Charmaine Harrison-Farquharson
Brittany Jeulich
Dolly Kwan
Andreanne Lachapelle
Katarina Matthiesen
Emma Miyazaki
Ndoole Muhima
Kelsey Munro
Fatouma Omar
Jenny Ou
Aleksandra Pietrasz
Felix Policarpio
Mehrnaz Riazi
Shahana Sharmin
Lindsay Watson
Jennifer Watt

Manor Park Playschool

Meghan Wright, Supervisor and Head Instructor
Jennifer Watt

Summer Day Camps

Stephanie Sears, Supervisor
Innes Buck
Danica Davies
Maddy Mackay
Jennifer Sweeney


Stephanie Sears, Arts Supervisor,
Josh Cassidy, Sports Supervisor,

Nathalie Gagnon, Adult Fitness, Yoga
Louise Hannant, Adult Fitness, Heart Wise
Laurie Hemmings, Watercolour Painting
Hanieh Langroodi, Gingerbread Workshop
Nina LePage, Gluten-free baking
Michael Markov, Heart Wise
Julie McInnes, Cooking
Max Morvan, Chess
Marianne van derJagt, Gluten-free baking
Vuk Vukajlovic, Rink Attendant
Lindsay Watson, Art


Deb Abbott, Warm Hearts Lunch Club
Christine Block, Knitting Circle
Gen Brisson, Mulling & Pairing Wines
Matt McKechnie, Gardening
Sheila McMillan, Manor Park Strings
Jennifer McMullen, Sew Amazing Sundays
Heather Scott, Whole Approach to Weight Loss
Asokan Thurairajah, Public Speaking
Marianne van derJagt, Knitting Circle

The Manor Park Community Council (MPCC) strives to give people with disabilities the same opportunities to access and benefit from our services as others, and to provide services while respecting their dignity and independence.  For our policies or to tell us how we are doing:
office: 100 Braemar Street, Ottawa, ON K1K 3C9 613-741-4776
community centre: 100 Thornwood Road, Ottawa, ON  K1K 4Y1  613-741-4753