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Snow Angels

The Snow Angels Program is a FREE snow removal service offered by in partnership with Community Care Northumberland for low income or eligible seniors and persons with physical disabilities.  The program matches up those eligiable with a volunteer who will take on the job of creating a barrier free driveway/walkway after a snow storm.  To be eligible for the service you need to be a resident of the Municipality of Port Hope.  Contact Community Care Northumberland by e-mail or phone (905)885-9860 to register/volunteer. 

To volunteer:

  • You need to be 14 + and have a willingness to make a difference in your community
  • Volunteers can collect mandatory high-school community service hours by participating as a Snow Angels volunteer
  • Driveways and walkways must be cleared within 24 hours of a snow fall 

Age-Friendly Community Action Plan

The Port Hope Age-Friendly Community Action Plan is complete! The Steering Committee will continue to meet quarterly to provide updates and the Accessibility Advisory Committee will work with staff to implement the recommendations of the plan.

For further information, please email rclarkecentre@porthope.ca or jsnoek@porthope.ca  

Follow these links for the Age-Friendly Community Action Plan

Vision and Goals

Addressing the 8 dimensions of an Age-Friendly community, the Age-Friendly Action Plan for the Municipality of Port Hope will reflect a community based commitment to provide practical, cost-effective actions and recommendations for a valued, respected, engaged and growing senior population. The Action Plan was completed by the end of 2016.

Age-Friendly Communities are a key component of Ontario’s Action Plan for Seniors. This Action plan, released in January 2013, outlines three main goals and supporting programs and initiatives to realize them. The Action Plan builds on extensive research is based on three pillars:

  • Healthy Seniors
  • Senior-Friendly Communities
  • Safety and Security

In 2015, Port Hope was successful in receiving some funding to initiate the Age-Friendly Community Planning process.

What does Port Hope’s Age-Friendly Action Plan process look like?

The process will include a survey which will focus on the eight dimensions of an Age-Friendly Community;

  • Outdoor spaces
  • Transportation
  • Housing
  • Social Participation
  • Respect and Social Inclusion
  • Civic Participation and Employment
  • Communication and Information
  • Community Support and Health Services

In addition to the survey, discussion groups took place to stimulate dialogue, ideas and suggestions as to how we could all contribute towards making Port Hope more age-friendly.

Who is involved?

  • Port Hope Public Library
  • Halliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit
  • Port Hope Accessibility Advisory Committee
  • Ruth Clarke Activity Centre for Seniors
  • Community Care Northumberland
  • Municipal Departments
  • Community stakeholders

 The Port Hope Age-Friendly Plan is funded by the Province of Ontario

Contact Us

Julia Snoek
Community Development Program Manager

Parks, Recreation and Culture
Phone: 905.885.2474 Ext. 3222
jsnoek@porthope.ca

www.porthope.ca