Ottawa PC Users' Group

Welcome to the Ottawa PC Users’ Group (OPCUG).
We are a not-for-profit organization located in Ottawa, Ontario. Our motto is Users Helping Users, a task we have undertaken for more than 40 years.

Ottawa PC Users' Group (OPCUG)

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We are a group of computer enthusiasts.

Our purpose is to serve not only our members, but also the community at large. Members consist of folks like you and me who have joined together to help one another optimize the use of computer technology.  Members range from those who do not yet own a computer, to managers of corporate IT (Information Technology) departments, who want to share and help.

Our monthly meetings consist of presentations given on a variety of topics from speakers within the group as well as from outside sources. Open forum Q&A sessions allow members to find solutions to problems. Visitors are always welcome to attend our monthly meetings and Q&A sessions (currently via Zoom video conference) and meet our members. We also give in-person presentations at various branches of the Ottawa Public Library (OPL).

The OPCUG operates 3 Google Groups for disseminating and sharing information.  Members can enjoy these services by signing up. Here’s how.

Our Q&A poster is available for distribution! Anybody can print and post it in their community or at work, or share it electronically to promote our weekly Q&A sessions. Click on the image to download or print it (PDF, 964 KB, 8.5 x 11").

You can help fulfill our motto Users helping users. Do you know someone who could give a presentation to the OPCUG?
Do you have an idea for an interesting topic? Send an email to
meetings@opcug.ca with details.

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How to take better vacation photos (Ottawa Public Library)

Learn how to more effectively tell the story of your vacations through pictures. Regardless of what kind of camera you use (cell phone, tablet, DSLR, etc.), Lynda Buske from the Ottawa PC Users' Group and the Orleans Photo Club will show how to use light, foreground, people and framing to create a descriptive picture that needs no captioning.
Monday Jul 15
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carlingwood Branch
Ottawa Public Library
  • Lynda Buske

This Week’s Q&A Session

Members answer questions and share their insights and discoveries on computer issues in short presentations. Non-members are welcome to attend Q&A sessions and ask their own questions. There is no charge for this service.
Wednesday Jul 17
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Video conference

This Week’s Q&A Session

Members answer questions and share their insights and discoveries on computer issues in short presentations. Non-members are welcome to attend Q&A sessions and ask their own questions. There is no charge for this service.
Wednesday Jul 24
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Video conference

Whoa, backup! Effective strategies for keeping your computer files safe (Ottawa Public Library)

Think about all the data on your PC; videos of the grandkids playing in a park, photos of your trip to Patagonia (lucky you!), tax records, emails… Now think about whether those files exist anywhere else. If the answer is no, you need to think about backup. You could lose data due to viruses, fire, theft, tornado, hard disk failure, making an unintended change to a file, or a wayward finger deleting a file. Chris Taylor, President of the Ottawa PC Users' Group will discuss various ways you can ensure your important data survives any catastrophe.
Monday Jul 29
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Carlingwood Branch
Ottawa Public Library
  • Chris Taylor

This Week’s Q&A Session

Members answer questions and share their insights and discoveries on computer issues in short presentations. Non-members are welcome to attend Q&A sessions and ask their own questions. There is no charge for this service.
Wednesday Jul 31
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Video conference

This Week’s Q&A Session

Members answer questions and share their insights and discoveries on computer issues in short presentations. Non-members are welcome to attend Q&A sessions and ask their own questions. There is no charge for this service.
Wednesday Aug 07
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Video conference

This Week’s Q&A Session

Members answer questions and share their insights and discoveries on computer issues in short presentations. Non-members are welcome to attend Q&A sessions and ask their own questions. There is no charge for this service.
Wednesday Aug 14
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Video conference
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