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
Fridays: Chinese Seniors living at 280 Rochester St and 865 Gladstone Ave .
Fridays: Chinese Seniors living at 415 MacLaren St. & 80 Florence St. And 395 Somerset St. W.
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.
Please ensure you self screen each day before coming to the Centre: Website-COVID-19-Self-Screener-.pdf (thegoodcompanions.ca)
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.
Construction on Albert Street between Empress and Bronson is scheduled to start on Monday, March 27th. The City of Ottawa is rehabilitating portions of its underground infrastructure along Albert Street, Queen Street, Slater Street and Bronson Avenue. Albert and Slater Street will be reduced to single lanes in each direction starting on this date and lasting until the end of the 2023 construction season. For more information on this project and how it may affect your travel, please click here.