Column: November 19, 2015

Snow Go Program

Need help clearing your driveway and/or walkway during the winter? The Snow Go Program can help you! This program is divided into two parts:

  • 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 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.

Check ottawa.ca/snowgo to find the agency that services your neighbourhood.

Ontario Electricity Support Program

The Ontario Energy Board has launched and begun accepting applications for the Ontario Electricity Support Program – a program designed to help reduce electricity bills for low income households. The program starts in 2016 and provides a monthly on-bill credit for eligible households. For more program information and eligibility requirements, visit OntarioElectricitySupport.ca or call 1-855-831-8151.

Living at Home for as Long as Possible in Carp

The Anglican Parish of Huntley is hosting an information session on November, 21 from 10am to noon for all seniors in the Carp area. It will take place at the Anglican Parish Hall at 3774 Carp Road. The aim of this gathering is to talk about the tools and resources available for seniors in the Carp area that aim to enable them to live at home for as long as possible. The session is free to attend but seating is limited. For more information and to reserve your spot contact the parish office at 613-839-3195 or huntleypriest@bellnet.ca. More detailed information on this event is posted on huntleyparish.com