Good Companions (The)

Site: Ottawa

Service: Snow Go Assist

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Alternate Name Snow Go Assist program
Location & Accessibility
Located In Community Ottawa
Address & Map
670 Albert St
Ottawa, ON K1R 6L2
 
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Intersection Albert St and Empress Ave
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Physical Access Fully Accessible
Parking Pay parking lot
Description and Services
Description (Service) Access to support in the community * see separate listings for additional program descriptions 
 
Snow Go Assist Program: matching service for people looking to hire an individual or 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 Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries North of the Queensway between Preston St and Blair Rd * Central Ottawa, Vanier, Manor Park, Lowertown, Sandy Hill, Overbrook Forbes, Lindenlea, New Edinburgh, China Town, Rockcliffe Park

For postal codes beginning in: K1G, K1K, K1L, K1M, K1N, K1P, K1R, and K2P
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
 
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 apply 
 
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: ottawa.ca/en/social_com/seniors/snow_go
Languages English
Fees Program ; Fee assistance available for eligible low-income seniors.
Service Categories Residential Snow Shovelling ~ Older Adults ; Residential Snow Shovelling ~ People With Disabilities ; Yard Maintenance ~ Older Adults ; Yard Maintenance ~ People With Disabilities
Waiting List Yes, length varies according to program
Contact Information
Office Phone 613-236-0428
Fax 613-230-2095
E-Mail info@thegoodcompanions.ca
Website www.thegoodcompanions.ca
Primary Contact Brenda Packer, Community Support Services Coordinator; Phone: 613-236-0428 ext 2250; Email: bpacker@thegoodcompanions.ca
Volunteer Coordinator Nikkie Snagg, Membership & Volunteer Coordinator; Phone: 613-236-0428 ext 2230; Email: volunteer@thegoodcompanions.ca
Other Details
Established 1955
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118941152 R0001 ; United Way
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Print Material Pamphlets * Newsletter
Resources Website
Accreditation No * member of the Older Adult Centres' Association of Ontario (OACAO) * the Ontario Community Support Association (OCSA) * the Ottawa Community Support Coalition (OCSC)

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