SNOW MOLES 2021
Age-Friendly Winter Walkability and Pedestrian Safety Audits for Seniors and Other Valuable Pedestrians
Snow Moles are volunteers who report on what it’s like to walk outside on a winter day in Ottawa. Anyone can be a snow mole, but we are particularly looking for seniors and children to participate, as well as people who use mobility devices (e.g. canes, walkers, and wheelchairs).
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 Audit.
Your answers will be part of a 2021 Winter Walking in Ottawa – Snow Mole Report shared with the City of Ottawa for their Winter Maintenance Quality Standards Review.
You can be a snow mole:
Pick a time of day when you need to go out (best after some winter weather has occurred such as a. snowfall or freezing rain), and a destination (e.g. bus stop, grocery store, school, bank, seniors centre, or library).
Use the Snow Mole questionnaire to audit your walk.
Fill out the questionnaire online (preferred) or send a completed paper copy to the COA at 217 – 815 boul. St. Laurent Blvd., Ottawa, Ontario K1K 3A7
Take and submit photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. When sending pictures, include the date, time, and location the photo was taken!
Community Leaders 2021
|Alta Vista||Bonnie Schroederemail@example.com|
|Centrepointe (Nepean)||Les Whitneyfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Crystal Bay||Kathy Rileyemail@example.com|
|Fisher Heights||Jayne Belangerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kanata North (Beaverbrook)||Julie Gourleyemail@example.com|
|Kanata South (Bridlewood)||Annette Keoughfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kinburn (West Carleton)||Mary Porrittemail@example.com|
|New Edinburgh||Ann Moorefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Old Ottawa East||Dianne Bretonemail@example.com|
|Old Ottawa South||Anna Cuylitsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|South Keys||Jennifer Brooksemail@example.com|
Snow Mole Campaign 2021 Fact Sheets
There is nothing like taking a walk to enjoy the beauty of the season – and walking is one of the best ways to keep healthy. On the other hand, winter can be a challenging time of year to get out and about. Here are some tips for safer walking outdoors in winter.