Neighbours helping neighbours Snow Angels

Snow Angels are individuals who lend a helping hand by shovelling a neighbour’s sidewalk. A Snow Angel can be especially helpful to older adults, people with limited mobility and anyone else needing help—even on a temporary basis.

Each year The City helps residents recognize Snow Angels through a printed certificate.

Be a Snow Angel

To be a Snow Angel, all you have to do is adopt a sidewalk and keep it clear when it snows. Watch for people in your neighbourhood who could use help removing snow and lend them a hand.

Recognize a Snow Angel

  • Download and printSnow Angel certificate and give it to your Snow Angel or,
  • Submit a 311 request via web, mobile app or phone to have a certificate printed and mailed to you. Give it to your Snow Angel.
  • Share your Snow Angel story on social media using #yycSnowAngels.

Thank you for recognizing your Snow Angel.

Q & A

Does The City provide show shoveling services to residents?
The City does not provide snow shoveling services except for those participating in the Seniors Services Home Maintenance (SSHM) program.

Can The City match me with a Snow Angel?
No, The City does not maintain a list of Snow Angels.

Can The City mail a certificate directly to my nominee?
No. Due to privacy concerns, The City does not mail certificates to Snow Angels directly. The City will send you the certificate to give to your Snow Angel.

Is there a deadline to nominate my Snow Angel?
Nominations can be made during The City’s annual Snow Angels campaign which typically runs from December to mid-April.