Snow Angels Canada is a volunteer-driven snow removal program to assist seniors and persons with disabilities who may be unable to clear the snow from their sidewalk, driveway or window.
Are you a senior or person in need?
It only takes a couple minutes to sign up and find volunteers near you!
Able to shovel and have some spare time?
Sign in and connect with neighbours who need your help!
Through Snow Angels, Canadians can request assistance to have their driveways and windrows cleared during our snowy winter months. Volunteers can find neighbours or community members in need of assistance. It is neighbours helping neighbours and building strong connected communities.
Although the Township of Tiny does not own or operate the online platform, Township staff encourage residents to sign up as clients or volunteers.
Snow Angels is strictly a volunteer platform that originated in London, Ontario in 2015. Local municipalities who utilize or promote the platform include the City of Barrie, Town of Wasaga Beach, Town of Collingwood, Town of Innisfil, Severn Township, Town of Aurora, York Region and Ramara Township. Anyone in need of support can request this service. Snow Angel clients are typically older adults and those with physical disabilities.
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In 2017, the Township of Tiny completed a Local Aging Plan to improve the overall health, well-being and quality of life for older adults and seniors across the Township. Access to transportation was recognized as a priority and it was recommended that transportation infrastructure be maintained to facilitate effective movement of older adults. One of the strategies to do so was to explore the feasibility of providing volunteer-based driveway/laneway entrance-way clearing during periods of extended snow fall.
In addition, at its March 17, 2021 Committee of the Whole meeting, Council approved the Accessibility Advisory Committee’s request to investigate the feasibility of the Snow Angels Program for the 2022 winter season.
As a result, Council approved the promotion of a volunteer-driven snow removal program to assist seniors and persons with disabilities who may be unable to clear the snow from their sidewalk, driveway or windrow.