Get help clearing snow

Need help clearing your driveway and/or walkway during the winter?

  • The Snow Go program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways at an affordable rate.
  • The Snow Go Assist program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors or persons with disabilities to help with their snow removal costs. The deadline for applications is December 9, 2022. 

Snow Go program

For seniors aged 60 years + or persons with a disability

Snow Go Assist program (subsidy)

  • For seniors aged 60 years + or persons with a disability
  • Have an annual income below $31,500 for a single person and below $39,200 for a household (two or more persons)
  • Have no one living in the home who is physically able to do the work
  • Provide proof of one of the following sources of income:
    • GIS (Guaranteed Income Supplement)
    • ODSP (Ontario Disability Support Program)
    • Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefit
    • Ontario Works plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 year or older)
    • Essential Health and Social Supports plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 year or older)
    • Home Help plus proof of disability and/or senior (60 year or older)
  • Have a signed snow removal contract or proof of payment from an individual
  • Special circumstances may be considered. Detailed proof must be provided

Snow Go program

This is a referral service only. You will make payments directly to the contractor at the rate you have negotiated for your snow removal services.

Snow Go Assist program (subsidy)

For approved applicants the Snow Go Assist program:

  • Pays 50% of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $250
  • If you live in a rural area and have an excessively high cost for your snow removal, pays 50% of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $450

Email or phone

Contact your local community support agency:

Community support agency Geographic area Serves postal codes Phone Name - email / website
Centre de service Guigues Entire city area for Francophone residents City-wide 613-241-1266 ext. 457 Guillaume Gervais ggervais@mri.ca centredeserviceguigues.ca
The Glebe Centre Serving the Glebe, Old Ottawa East, Old Ottawa South, Carleton Heights, Heron Park, Riverside Park and West Hunt Club K1G (part), K1H (part), K1S, K1V (part), K2C (part) 613- 230-5730, ext. 327 Kirsten O'Brien KOBrien@glebecentre.ca www.glebecentre.ca
The Olde Forge Community Resource Centre Serving between the Ottawa River and Baseline Road, Woodroffe Avenue north of the Queensway and Clyde Avenue south of the Queensway K2B, K2C (part) 613-829-9777 Ray Brisbois for Snow Go r.brisebois@oldeforge.ca www.oldeforge.ca Elizabeth Parcher for Snow Go Assist e.parcher@oldeforge.ca www.oldeforge.ca
Ottawa West Community Support Serving between the Ottawa River and Baseline Road, east of Woodroffe Avenue and west of Preston Street K1Y, K1Z, K2A, K2C (part) 613-728-6016 ext. 275 Mark Jenkins mark@owcs.ca www.owcs.ca
South-East Ottawa Community Health Centre Serving between Industrial Avenue and Hunt Club Road between St. Laurent Blvd and Bank Street K1B (part), K1G (part), K1H (part), K1V (part) 613-737-5115 ext. 2375 Minh-Chau Truong Minh-ChauT@seochc.on.ca www.seochc.on.ca
The Good Companions Serving between the Queensway and the Ottawa River, between Blair Rd. and Preston Street, includes the Avenues K1G (part), K1K, K1L, K1M, K1N, K1P, K1R, K2P 613-236-0428 ext. 2250 Brenda Packer bpacker@thegoodcompanions.ca www.thegoodcompanions.ca
Eastern Ottawa Resource Centre Serving Eastern Ottawa including Cumberland and Gloucester K1B (part), K1C, K1E, K1J, K1T, K1W, K2G, K4A, K4B, K4C, K4R, K0A (part) 613-741-6025 ext. 331 Annie Parisien  Annie.Parisien@eorc-creo.ca eorc-creo.ca
Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre Serving west of Fisher Avenue, south of Baseline Road including Bells Corners, Barrhaven, Kanata, Carp, West Carleton, Goulbourn and Richmond K2E, K2G, K2H, K2J, K2K, K2L, K2M, K2R, K2S, K2T, K2V, K2W, KOA (part) 613-591-3686 ext. 315 Dee Machum machum@wocrc.ca www.wocrc.ca
Rural Ottawa South Support Services (ROSSS) Serving Osgoode & Rideau-Goulbourn Wards. Includes Manotick and North Gower K1X, K4M, K4P, K0A (part) 613-692-4697ext. 228   Della Hart della.hart@rosss.ca

Snow Go program

Your community support agency will give you the name of a snow removal contactor working in your neighbourhood.

Snow Go Assist program

Your community support agency will:

  • Provide you with the application form
  • Screen your application, proof of income and snow removal contract
  • Reimburse approved applicants as described in the Cost section

For more information, contact your local community support agency.