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At the Old Strathcona Business Association, we strive to enhance, to promote and to protect the businesses of the Old Strathcona community. We achieve this by supporting projects and campaigns that maximize Old Strathcona’s aesthetic appeal and by working with everyone concerned to ensure the well-being of our members, their staff, their customers and their clients.

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Old Strathcona Business Association

Office Hours: Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm 
Our office is closed on all statutory holidays.

Staff team:

Executive Director: Cherie Klassen  cherie at oldstrathcona dot ca 
Marketing & Member Engagement Manager: Katelyn Arthurs  katelyn at oldstrathcona dot ca
OSBA Summer Ambassadors (May - Aug): streetteam at oldstrathcona dot ca

Please direct all media inquiries to our Executive Director 

Vision, Mission, & Promise

Following our mandate to EnhancePromote, and Protect our vision is that the Old Strathcona Business Association will be the most robust and diverse BIA (Business Improvement Area) in Alberta, while playing an active role in preserving the safety, health, and heritage of the Old Strathcona community.

We will support our member’s efforts to continue growing a sustainable and diverse Old Strathcona economy providing Education, Awareness, Advocacy and Product Development.

Further, we promise that our residents and visitors will have a life-enriching experience every time they are in Old Strathcona.

Major Activities, Projects & Programs

The Old Strathcona Business Association (OSBA) works in partnership with the City of Edmonton and business Stakeholders to promote and enhance Old Strathcona, resulting in an engaged and collaborative business community with a focus on long term sustainability. With almost 700 Members, located from 99 Street to 109 Street and 83 Avenue to approximately 76 Avenue, there is an experience for all five of your senses in Old Strathcona. 

The OSBA is constantly looking for new and innovative ways to enhance our guest experience and showcase Old Strathcona’s vibrancy, while highlighting the great businesses and promoting a sense of community.  Working collaboratively with community groups, neighborhood organizations, the City of Edmonton and valued business stakeholders, the OSBA is committed to a strategic vision for the future.

All our efforts will impact the story and the experience which is Old Strathcona and Whyte Ave. We are looking forward to the future and are so pleased to share that with you. The OSBA and Old Strathcona businesses are excited to connect with you in Old Strathcona, where you’ll find something for all five of your senses!

Learn about the economic impact our business association has. Read the Old Strathcona Business Improvement Area Economic Indicators 2018.