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 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. Note that you will need to discuss when your buddy is available. Some buddies have school during the day and are not available.

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 become a snow buddy

Help Brantford residents clear snow and rake leaves by registering for the snow buddies program.

Register online or in-person and pay a fee of $5.00 to join. Every snow buddy will need to complete a training package available from the Beckett Adult Leisure Centre. Visit us in person, or email or call us to get your package.

We do our best to match you with someone in your area but that is not always possible. We do not allow use of a snow blowers or leaf blowers. A police check is required if you are 18 years and over.