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Registration for Snow Clearing Program Begins

Posted on Wednesday September 17, 2014

The City of Pickering is now accepting Fall 2014/Winter 2015 applications for its Seniors & Persons with Disabilities Snow Clearing program.

To better service its residents, the City has extended the program to its Hamlets, and has introduced a new process to simplify registration. 

Previously limited to one day, the City aims to eliminate program barriers for its seniors and persons with disabilities by extending the registration period over six weeks; and ease the challenges of in-person registration, wait times, and lineups, by allowing applications to be submitted by mail. The City recognizes the limitations of in-person registration and aims to provide convenience, and reinforce its commitment to providing accessible programs through this added application alternative and relaxed registration period.

Eligible applicants can apply by mail, or in person, to the Customer Care Centre by October 24, 2014, and will be placed in a new computer lottery system which will draw the first 375 names for the program. Residents with proof of permanent disability will be given priority.

“The new registration process helps ensure fair and equitable access for those in need,” said Mayor Dave Ryan. “We are pleased to expand our service to more residents this year, and continue to be of valued assistance to those who have no one else to help.”

Applicants must meet the program criteria in order to qualify, which include living within the urban area of Pickering (south of Taunton Road), or within the Hamlets of Brougham, Claremont, Greenwood, and Whitevale.

Visit pickering.ca or contact the Customer Care Centre at 905.683.7575 or customercare@pickering.ca  for program and registration details.

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As the gateway to the east GTA, Pickering (population 94,000) is strategically located where Toronto, York and Durham Regions meet. An award-winning municipality, Pickering is slated for significant economic and residential growth; offering an unparalleled quality of life for those who live, work, and play here. Its dynamic City Centre has been designated by the Province of Ontario as both an Urban Growth Centre and Mobility Hub, and continues to evolve as a preferred destination for creative learning, memorable events, and unique experiences at the heart of a vibrant, connected, and engaged community.

Shauna Muir
Coordinator, Communications | Office of the CAO
905.420.4660 ext. 2134  |  1.866.683.2760  TTY 905.420.1739
smuir@pickering.ca