Ottawa Mandarin School

Ottawa Mandarin School was established in 1989 as a non-profit charitable organization.  We provide students from all cultural and ethnic backgrounds with the opportunity to learn the Mandarin language and to experience Chinese culture.  OMS sponsors the cultural events held throughout the school year, including Culture Day, the Handwriting Contest, the Chinese New Year Celebration, the Speech Contest, and the Year End / Graduation Celebration.  We offer extracurricular cultural activities on Saturdays and during the summer, publish the annual OMS Yearbook, and organize various fundraising and community activities.


Ottawa Mandarin School is a registered charitable organization.  Donations can be made through the annual United Way Campaign.  Tax receipts will be issued for donations (above $10) made directly to OMS.  Business Number/Registered Charity Number: 886475631RR0001.

Parent Advisory Group

The Parent Advisory Group (PAG) is made up of members who are elected from among volunteer parents of students enrolled in the Mandarin International Language (IL) Program and community representatives.  The PAG provides an advisory role, represents community views, and acts as a liaison between parents and the Ottawa Catholic School Board.  They work with the site administrator to plan the calendar of activities and special celebrations, act as resource people for the site administrator, and assist the site administrator as needed. 



If you have a special skill and you are interested in teaching an extracurricular activity to our students or parents, we would love to hear from you. Please call us or send us an email.




If you are interested in becoming involved with Ottawa Mandarin School, joining the Parent Advisory Group, volunteering at our Saturday Afternoon Programs, Summer Afternoon Program, or Summer Day Camp, please contact us. High school students looking for volunteer hours are welcome. 

Email List


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Contact Us


Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 1:00 during school year at

St. Patrick's High School

2525 Alta Vista Dr.

Ottawa ON



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