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.
September 7, 2021
Please note that beginning September 13, all members, visitors, volunteers, instructors, and contractors entering the Centre are required to be fully vaccinated and to provide proof of full vaccination. Please review the full policy here.
Regular hours of operation have resumed (8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday). Members will no longer be required to come to the Centre in cohorts, and will be able to visit the Centre any day of the week.
Can I have lunch at any time?
Lunch will be offered in two seatings– the first seating will be from 11am until 12pm, and the second seating will be from 12:30pm until 1:30pm to allow for sanitizing of the tables. Please note that you must pre-register for lunch as there is limited seating to allow for physical distancing.
Do I have to wear a mask while I am at the Centre?
Yes. You must wear a mask at all times while you are in the Centre, with the exception of during physical activity or while eating, however you must remain physically distanced. Please let us know if you require a mask.
How many people can be in the Centre at once?
Currently we are limited to 50 members per day in the Centre, not including staff or volunteers. This number may change as public health guidance allows.
Fall Bulletin & Program Registration:
Our Fall Bulletin can be found here for updated information, dates of upcoming in-house services (such as foot care, hair care and legal services), and all of our special events. Please contact us to book an appointment, or RSVP for an event at: 613-236-0428 or email@example.com
Our Fall Programs can be viewed here (programming runs from September to December).
For a full list of COVID-19 resources and supports available during this time, visit our Resources page here.
We can be reached with any questions or concerns by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 613-236-0428.