Imagine having an important medical appointment and not being able to get there. The Good Companions – Community Support Services can offer drives to medical and other essential appointments for registered clients who are unable to use public transportation.
Please note: Clients must book at least 7 to 10 days in advance. This program depends on volunteer availability.
For more information, call 613-236-0428, extension 2235
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 in your home.
Clients must also be able to manage physically with minimal assistance. Our drivers are not able to provide weight-bearing support and are not permitted to lift or transfer you. This means that you should be able to climb safely in and out of a vehicle with some guidance or assistance from a driver (such as an arm for stability). Please note that a wheelchair cannot be transported. Our drivers are not equipped or trained to handle wheelchairs or to provide support for people who need help transferring in and out of vehicles.
Please note: services are provided with or without membership in The Good Companions.
All new clients must undergo a telephone and home visit assessment prior to receiving services in the home. Please call 613-236-0428 for more information.
Volunteer Drivers, (own vehicle required), are needed! If you have 2-3 hours to spare per month, we need you between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday to Friday. If you are interested in becoming a Volunteer Driver, please submit our Volunteer Application form.
Note: Ottawa also offers other transportation options for people with disabilities. Para Transpo is a public transportation alternative for customers who are unable to take conventional transit (buses and O-Train) some or all of the time due to a disability. For more information on Para Transpo, please check out their website at http://www.octranspo.com/accessibility/para_transpo or call them at 613-741-4390.
Please note 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.
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.
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.