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Olde Forge Community Resource Centre

Site: Ottawa

Service: Community Support Services

Alternate Name CV19 ; OCR ; Old Forge ; Snow Go Assist program
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
2730 Carling Ave
Ottawa, ON K2B 7J1
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Intersection Richmond Rd and Carling Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Free parking
Description and Services
Description (Service) COVID-19 (13 Apr 2020) The Centre continues to provide grocery and prescription delivery, medical transportation and other supports to vulnerable seniors and adults with physical disabilities living in Ottawa's West End. Call 613-829-9777 or email for assistance.

This information is regularly updated on their Facebook page.

Information and referral service to access support in the community

General Services:
* information and referral
* friendly visiting
* telephone assurance
* luncheon program
* seniors day away program
* respite care
* grocery van
* craft groups and various workshops on topics of interest to seniors
* grocery shopping bus service
* transportation to medical appointments: includes doctor appointments, physiotherapy, bloodwork, etc.
* caregiver support
* free income tax clinics

Yard maintenance:
* snow removal
* light and heavy house-cleaning
* minor repairs

Foot care clinics:
* examination of feet and legs
* prevention care and health teaching
* treatment of ingrown toenails and thick nails
* trimming and filing of nails
* calluses and corn care
* nail care
* referral services

Snow Go Assist program:
* matching service for those looking to hire a contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways
* eligible low-income seniors and people with disabilities may also apply to receive financial assistance to pay for a portion of their snow removal costs through this program
Hours COVID-19 -- Irregular, call for details.
Meetings Income tax clinics March-April
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries Ottawa River (North) to Hunt Club Rd (South) * Woodroffe Ave, Clyde Ave (East) to the Eagleson Rd area (West)

A catchment area map is available on the website
Eligibility Older adults with physical disabilities who reside in the area served. 
Snow Go Assist program : Seniors and persons with disabilities, must be for the purpose of ensuring mobility * must be physically unable to clear snow from their private driveway and/or walkway due to their own disability * must lack resources (people and/or financial) to arrange for clearing of snow from their private driveway and/or walkway
Application Call for more information or to register.

Snow Go Assist program: Participants must provide proof of active enrolment in one or more of the following programs to prove that they meet the program objectives:
* GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement)
* ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program)
* Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
* Ontario Works plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older)
* Essential Health and Social Supports plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older)
* Home Help plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 years and older)
* Low-income senior or person with a disability (proof may be required)
* Special Circumstances may be considered

For more information on the Snow Go program, visit this link:

Transportation Service: call seven to ten days before appointment * must be registered with the Community Support Services (CSS) to access this service * if a client is registered with CSS and a volunteer is available, appointments may be booked with 24 hour notice
Languages English ; French
Fees Service - Some services have fees associated to them
Service Categories Disability Related Transportation ; Escort Programs ; Friendly Outreach Programs ; Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services ; Home/Community Care Financing Programs ~ Older Adults ; Home/Community Care Financing Programs ~ People With Disabilities ; Housekeeping Assistance ; Local Bus Services ~ Older Adults ; Podiatry/Foot Care ; Residential Snow Shovelling ~ Older Adults ; Residential Snow Shovelling ~ People With Disabilities ; Respite Care Registries ; Senior Meals ; Senior Ride Programs ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Older Adult/Aging Issues ; Tax Preparation Assistance ; Telephone Reassurance ; Yard Maintenance
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-829-9777
Fax 613-829-9318
Social Media Facebook
Primary Contact Elizabeth Parcher, Executive Director; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Scott Roscoe, Volunteer Coordinator; Email:
Other Details
Established 1978
Funding City / Town ; Provincial ; Fundraising ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 107794000 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Resources Website
Accreditation No * Member of the Ontario Community Support Association

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