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Snow Moles 2024

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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 2024 Winter Walking in Ottawa: Snow Moles Report shared with the City of Ottawa for a better understanding of the safety of winter walking in Ottawa.

Instructions for Age-Friendly Ottawa SNOW MOLES

  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.  Send photos to
  3. Please post your photos on Facebook and tag them with #MountainsandMolehills #COAOttawa

Complete the questionnaire online or drop it off/mail it to: The Council on Aging of Ottawa, 815 St. Laurent Blvd. #217, Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7.