The Good Companions is a membership based Centre. Membership runs by fiscal year (April 1 to March 31 of the following year) and entitles members to enroll in programs listed in the Program Guide. Please note that membership is not required to access Community Support Services.
Members are charged an annual fee of $35.50*. Additional charges apply for parking, lockers and programs. Fees can be paid by credit card, Interac, cash or cheque (made payable to The Good Companions).
*The price of new membership is reduced on August 1 ($28) and on December 1 ($17.20). H.S.T included.
Members must be at least 55 years of age. They are expected to be self-sufficient and capable of looking after their own needs while at the Centre.
Visitors may participate in designated programs, such as The Coffee Club, for up to 3 visits before purchasing a membership. After the third visit, the visitor must purchase a membership with The Good Companions.
Tours of the building are usually offered twice per month. They take approximately 45 minutes and are led by knowledgeable staff and volunteers. Please call 613-236-0428 x 2100 to inquire about upcoming tour dates.
Come out & meet some new friends! Join us every Thursday morning at The Good Companions’ Coffee Club.
Fill out the New Member Application Form online and pay via PayPal using debit or credit.
Download and complete the New Members Application Form and drop it off in person at our Front Reception desk or send it by mail, along with your membership fee, to:
Membership – The Good Companions
670 Albert St.
Ottawa, ON K1R 6L2
September 7, 2021
Please note that beginning September 13, 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.
Can I have lunch at any time?
Lunch will be offered in two seatings– the first seating will be from 11am until 12pm, and the second seating will be from 12:30pm until 1:30pm to allow for sanitizing of the tables. Please note that you must pre-register for lunch as there is limited seating to allow for physical distancing.
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.
How many people can be in the Centre at once?
Currently we are limited to 50 members per day in the Centre, not including staff or volunteers. This number may change as public health guidance allows.
Fall Bulletin & Program Registration:
Our Fall Bulletin can be found here for updated information, dates of upcoming in-house services (such as foot care, hair care and legal services), and all of our special events. Please contact us to book an appointment, or RSVP for an event at: 613-236-0428 or email@example.com
Our Fall Programs can be viewed here (programming runs from September to December).
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.