Snow Shovelling and Leaf Raking Help

Adults 55 years and older who live within the city limits of Brantford can apply for a snow buddy who will help with snow shovelling or leaf raking.

How it works

Register online using activity number 9326 or in-person at the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre and for a $5.00 registration fee we will do our best to match you with someone in your area.

This is not an emergency service and it can take time to find the right match. Once your buddy has been assigned, it is your responsibility to let them know when you need help. You will need to speak to your buddy to find out when they are available. Some buddies have school during the day and are not available. Your buddy is not allowed to use a leaf blower or snow blower.

Call us or email us for more information.

Price suggestions

We do have some suggestions below to help you figure out how much to pay your buddy.

Suggested rates for shovelling and leaf raking
LocationSuggested rates
Sidewalk $10.00
Single driveway plus sidewalk $12.00 to $18.00
Double driveway plus sidewalk

$15.00 to $25.00

Corner lot including driveway $18.00 to $30.00

How to be a snow buddy

New to the program

If this is your first time in the program, you need to register online or in person. You will pay $5.00 to join and complete a registration form and quiz which is in your training package. We'll do our best to find a match in your area, but it's not always possible. If you are over 18 years old, you need to submit a current police check and supply us with a copy.

Returning to the program

If you have been a snow buddy with us before we will give you a registration form to fill out and will contact you to talk over some details. There is no fee to join. Call us or email us to begin the process.