The Good Companions – Community Support Services offers free door-to-door transportation service to local grocery stores for seniors and adults with physical disabilities. This program also provides an opportunity to socialize with others while getting out and choosing your own groceries. Reassurance of the help of our drivers and volunteers is given during regular trips made year round. Some delivery charges may apply.
Services are available to seniors 55+ and adults with physical disabilities, who live north of the Queensway between Preston Street and Blair Road. If you live outside of this area, please check online at https://www.caredove.com/champlaincss to find which agency can help you.
This service is available without membership to The Good Companions. New clients undergo a telephone intake with our agency staff prior to receiving services in the home and in some circumstances; a home visit by our agency staff may be required. To view our designated Grocery Bus routes please click on links for schedule below:
Mondays & Thursdays: North East Ottawa Van
Tuesdays: Centretown Bus
To register for the Grocery Bus program or get more information, follow the link to our Caredove page https://www.caredove.com/champlaincss or call 613-236-0428 ext. 2250
Interested in Helping? If you are interested in volunteering on one of our Grocery Bus Trips, please submit our Volunteer Application form.
The Good Companions is updating its policy regarding screening, temperature checks and mask wearing.
Effective Monday, June 13th we will no longer be requiring a temperature check when you enter the Centre or an agency vehicle. Everyone is required to self screen prior to entering the Centre and an agency vehicle.
Here is a link to our self screener Website-COVID-19-Self-Screener-.pdf (thegoodcompanions.ca)
The Government of Ontario has announced that it will be lifting the mask mandate on June 11, in all areas EXCEPT in high risk settings such as long term care and retirement homes. Masks will continue to be required in these settings. Healthcare organizations are being strongly encouraged to keep mask mandates in place for the time being. As a health care provider serving similar clients, The Good Companions mask requirements will remain in place, unchanged.
For the safety of those that we serve and for ourselves, we will continue to require masks to be worn by everyone entering the Centre or Good Companions transportation vehicles.
Thank you for your understanding and support