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(613) 236-0428

Grocery Shopping Program

The Good Companions – Community Support Services offers escorted bus service to grocery stores for seniors and adults with physical disabilities in designated areas of Central Ottawa.

There are 3 designated Grocery Bus routes (please click on links for schedule):

Monday & Thursday: North East Ottawa Van

Tuesday: Centretown Bus

Wednesday:  395 Somerset St W (Chinese) 865 Gladstone Ave and 280 Rochester St (English) 865 Gladstone Ave and 280 Rochester St. (Chinese)

Friday: 415 MacLaren St. & 80 Florence St. (Chinese) 395 Somerset St. W (Chinese)

For more information, please call 613-236-0428, extension 2250.

Are You Eligible?

Services are available to seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities who live north of the Queensway between Preston Street and Blair Road and live on an established pick up route. Clients must be physically able to board the vehicle, shop with minimal assistance, push their own cart and must currently be registered with The Good Companions-Community Support Services as a client. No wheelchair transportation is available. A home visit may be needed to establish your eligibility for the program.

If you live outside of this area, please check online at to find which agency can help you in your home.

Please note: services are provided with or without membership in The Good Companions.

All new clients must undergo a telephone and home visit assessment prior to receiving services in the home. Please call 613-236-0428 for more information.

Interested in Helping?

If you are interested in volunteering on one of our Grocery Bus Routes, please download and submit a volunteer application form.