The 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 Audit. Your answers will be part of a 2022 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.
You can be a snow mole:
- When you go out for an errand or a walk, please use the Snow Moles 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).
- We encourage you to take and submit photos of both safe and unsafe features and conditions. Send photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Complete the questionnaire online or drop off/mail it to: The Council on Aging of Ottawa (815 St. Laurent Blvd #217, Ottawa, ON K1K 3A7).
You can also download their 2021 Report.