The Snow Go program helps seniors and people with disabilities find a reputable and reliable individual or contractor to clear snow from their private driveway and walkway. The City of Ottawa partners with the Senior Citizens Council and local home support agencies to deliver this winter program.
Eligible low income seniors and persons with disabilities can also apply for the Snow Go Assist Program and receive financial assistance for snow clearing. Approved participants may be reimbursed for 50 per cent of the cost of snow clearing, up to a seasonal maximum of $250. Low income is defined as an annual income of below $25,000 for a single individual and below $32,000 for a household (two or more persons). An Older Adult is considered any person over the age of 60 years.
NEW: Do you know a Snow Angel who deserves recognition? A Snow Angel is a neighbour or friend that has volunteered to help you, or someone you know who is elderly or has a disability, to improve their accessibility during the winter by clearing snow or ice from their driveway, steps or walkway.
If you know of a resident of Ottawa who is a Snow Angel, the City of Ottawa wants to thank them! Snow Angels will be recognized with a certificate signed by the Mayor and a custom keychain with a snowflake symbol and Ottawa logo. To nominate a resident for recognition as a Snow Angel, please send the City the name and address of the candidate, as well as relevant details (who they are helping and how), by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 613-580-2424 x13363.
For more information about these programs, please visit ottawa.ca/snowgo or call 3-1-1 (613-580-2400).