The City of Ottawa offers two programs that can help:
The Snow Go Program provides a matching service for seniors and people with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Residents who participate in this program are responsible for paying the individual or contractor removing the snow.
The Snow Go Assist Program provides financial assistance to eligible low-income seniors (60+) or persons with disabilities looking to hire an individual or contractor to clear snow from private driveways and walkways. Approved participants may be reimbursed for 50 % of the cost of snow clearing per event, up to a seasonal maximum of $250. Rural applicants who have excessively high cost of snow removal, as defined by staff, are eligible up to 50% of the cost of snow clearing for their private driveways and walkways per event, up to a maximum of $450 per term.
For more information about the Snow Go and the Snow Go Assist programs, please visit ottawa.ca/snowgo or call 3-1-1.
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 give the City the name and address of the candidate, as well as relevant details (who they are helping and how) by one of the following methods:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail: Attention: Paul McCann, City of Ottawa, 100 Constellation Crescent, 5th floor, K2G 6J8
- Fax: 613-580-9605 Attention: Paul McCann