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Good Companions (The)

Site: Ottawa

Service: Handy Helpers Program

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Contact Information
Office Phone 613-236-0428
Fax 613-230-2095
Primary Contact Brenda Packer, Community Support Services Coordinator; Phone: 613-236-0428 ext 2250; Email:
Address & Map
670 Albert St
Ottawa, ON K1R 6L2
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Physical Access Fully Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Assistance with one-time tasks or odd-jobs * volunteers visit periodically, seasonally, or annually * task assistance subject to volunteer availability and skill level * no heavy lifting 
* changing batteries in smoke detector  
* tightening doorknobs, locks, adjusting hinges 
* replacing light bulbs 
* fitting door chains / spy holes, replacement locks 
* putting up shelves and pictures (reasonable safe height) 
* assembling flat pack furniture (reasonable safe height) 
* undertaking small gardening jobs (on a one-off basis, no hedges) 
* securing loose carpet / vinyl 
* taking down / putting up curtains and curtain rails (reasonable ceiling height only) 
* replacing tap washers and repairing dripping taps 
* seasonal clothes flipping 
* basic computer/ electronic devices, including set up and some technical support  
* organizing paperwork 
* decorating for Christmas or helping to make the house / apartment festive 
* connecting new TV/DVD/VCR/answering machines 
* minor appliance repair 
* covering windows for new tenants 
* assist with packing and unpacking 
* shelf paper lining
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4 pm
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Boundaries Ottawa Central: North of the Queensway between Preston St and Blair Rd

For postal codes beginning in: K1G, K1K, K1L, K1M, K1N, K1P, K1R, and K2P
Eligibility Older adults 55 years and older and adults with disabilities
Application Call * no referral required * in-home assessment required for service
Languages English
Fees None
Bus Route Notes OC Transpo OC Travel Planner or Route Timetable
Other Details
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Funding City / Town ; Provincial - Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care * Local Health Integration Network ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 118941152 RR0001 ; United Way ; Fees
Date Updated 12 Aug 2019
Service Categories Computer and Related Technology Classes ; Home Maintenance and Minor Repair Services ; Housekeeping Assistance ; Yard Maintenance

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