Do you need help in or around your home inside & out! The Good Companions – Community Support Services can refer you to a choice of skilled independent contractors or companies for your Snow Removal needs.
Ask us about our Directory for referrals to screened (including a police records check for the vulnerable sector), insured companies and individuals. Companies must hold a minimum of $2m general liability insurance and follow current public health protocols for COVID-19. Cost depends on the services provided and are agreed between you and the contractor before they start work. Tasks include snow removal from driveways, walkways and steps and paths to ensure safe access to and from your home throughout the winter months.
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. To register for the Snow-Go Program or get more information, follow the link to our Caredove page: https://www.caredove.com/champlaincss or call 613-236-0428 ext. 2250.
Funded by The City of Ottawa, The Snow Go Assist Program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors or persons with disabilities who hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Applicants may be eligible to receive up to 50% of the cost of their snow removal to a seasonal maximum of $250.
Please call 613-236-0428 ext.2250 to request an application form. For more information about Snow-Go and Snow-Go Assist, please check the City of Ottawa website: https://ottawa.ca/en/family-and-social-services/older-adults/help-around-home
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.