The Council on Aging of Ottawa

coa@coaottawa.ca | (613) 789-3577
coa@coaottawa.ca | (613) 789-3577

Snow Moles

Cartoon drawing of a snow mole

Snow Moles 2023

Age-Friendly Winter Walkability and Pedestrian Safety Audits for Seniors and Other Valuable Pedestrians

SNOW MOLES are volunteers who report on what it is like to walk outside on a winter day.

You are invited to ensure healthy, accessible, and safe winter walking conditions in Ottawa, by becoming a SNOW MOLE and completing a Winter Walkability and Pedestrian Safety Questionnaire. Your answers will be part of a 2023 Winter Walking in Ottawa: Snow Mole Report shared with the City of Ottawa for a better understanding of the safety of winter walking in Ottawa.

You can be a snow mole:

  1. When you go out for an errand or a walk, please use the Snow Mole Questionnaire to note features and conditions that are “safe” (e.g., a bench cleared of snow) as well as “unsafe” (e.g., snow piled up in intersections).
  2. We encourage you to take and submit photos of both safe and unsafe features and conditions. If possible, include street signs in your photo to locate the feature and condition. Send photos to snowmoles@coaottawa.ca
  3. Complete the questionnaire online or drop off/mail it to The Council on Aging of Ottawa (815-217 St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7).

For more information, contact us at snowmoles@coaottawa.ca or 613-789-3577 ext. 303

Community Leaders 2022

Alta Vista
Bonnie Schroeder
b.schroeder@coaottawa.ca

Cumberland
Ardyth Elliott
Ardyth@rogers.com

Alta Vista
Bonnie Schroeder
b.schroeder@coaottawa.ca

Centretown
Sandra Stec
sandrastec@gmail.com

Fisher Heights
Jayne Belanger jayne.belanger1957@gmail.com

Centretown
Sandra Stec
sandrastec@gmail.com

Crystal Bay
Kathy Riley
kathyriley@rogers.com

Glebe
Mary Gick
mgick@sympatico.ca

Crystal Bay
Kathy Riley
kathyriley@rogers.com