Students have regular opportunities to interact with members, volunteers and liaise with staff to plan, implement and maintain our quality programs and services. This hands-on experience is a great way to enhance existing skills and develop new ones along the way. We have had tremendous success with our students and look forward to continuing our relationship with them. To provide a mutually beneficial experience, placements are developed to meet both the needs of the organization and the approved student’s academic requirements. Students in compatible programs from a recognized post-secondary institution (college or university) are welcome to apply.
Spring/Summer, Fall, Winter or Full Academic Year, or as per agreement with the Volunteer Services Coordinator and Program Coordinators.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to) Social Work, Social Services, Gerontology or Recreation and Leisure. Recommended Academic Level: 2nd, 3rd or 4th year.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to): Social Work or Social Services
Recommended Academic Level: 3rd or 4th year or Masters.
Eligible Programs: Subject areas include (but are not limited to): Office Administration
Recommended Academic Level: last year of program
All applicants must complete a screening process to be eligible for consideration. All components of this process will contribute to the selection of the student. To ensure adequate time for processing, please contact us at your earliest opportunity to get the process started.
Membership & Volunteer Services Coordinator
Phone: 613- 236-0428 extension 2230
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
Recently, the Government of Ontario announced their roadmap for reopening the province. This gradual phase-in process is based on the province-wide vaccination rate and improvements in key public health and health system indicators (such as hospitalizations and the number of patients in ICUs). Reopening consists of three steps, with a minimum of three weeks before moving to the next step. The Good Companions is deemed a recreational centre, and as such is eligible to open in Step Three which could be by end of July to early August. The Good Companions plans to reopen its doors on: Monday, August 9th.
In order to attend the Centre for lunch, programs or social visits, everyone must pre-register up to 48 hours prior to attending. Pre-registration is solely by telephone to avoid any duplication or errors at 613-236-0428. In order to maintain social distancing, we will be opening our doors based on cohort groups (Red group: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Blue group: Tuesdays and Thursdays). We ask that you choose one cohort, and maintain your visits to these days of the week for the time being.
Our Summer Program Registration period begins on Monday, June 21st until Friday, June 25th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. daily. Once again, our amazing instructors have stepped up, adapted, and are planning to offer a number of your favourite programs online. An updated program guide can be found on our website here. In person classes are expected for the Fall session.
In the meantime, we continue to provide foot care on alternating Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please contact us to book an appointment: 613-236-0428 or email@example.com
We also continue to provide 3 programs per day through our telephone-based program, Seniors’ Centre Without Walls. Click here to see the current 2021 Program Guide.
If you are looking for Community Support Services, including help accessing groceries, transportation to essential medical appointments, and telephone check-in calls, visit our COVID-19 Programs and Services page here.
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. As most staff are working from home, please be patient if contacting us by phone.
We appreciate your ongoing support and understanding, and we can’t wait for the day we can safely reopen our doors!