The Good Companions Handy Helper Program provides caring volunteers who give seniors (55+) and adults with physical disabilities a helping hand in and around their home.

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 to find which agency can help you. This service is available without membership to The Good Companions.

Our Handy Helper volunteers can assist you with a variety of tasks and odd jobs, such as:

  • Changing batteries in smoke detectors, Replacing light bulbs;
  • Tightening doorknobs, locks, adjusting installing hinges;
  • Putting up shelves and pictures (reasonable safe height);
  • Assembling flat pack furniture (reasonable safe height);
  • Small gardening jobs, on a one-off basis, no tree pruning.
  • Taking down and putting up curtains and curtain rods (safe ceiling height only);
  • Replacing tap washers & repairing dripping taps;
  • Basic computer and technology help, e.g. cell phones, tablets, connecting new TV, printers, answering machines;

You provide supplies, e.g. curtain rod

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 register for the Handy Helper program or get more information, follow the link to our Caredove page or call 613-236-0428 ext. 2250.

Interested in Helping? If you are interested in becoming a Handy Helper Volunteer, please submit our Volunteer Application form.