With a longstanding reputation for connecting people, ROSSS has established itself as a rural hub. We employ a progressive and proactive approach that builds up the health and well-being of all our residents at any age.
As a rural hub, we strive to make it easy for residents to find safe, high-quality programs that are sure to meet their needs. We share information and resources with other service providers to enable us all to be responsive to the needs of our communities.
While we build this network, ROSSS staff and volunteers are spreading throughout the community to reach out directly to neighbours and let them know what ROSSS has to offer them. We hope you’ll come say “Hello!” at any one of the many local events we attend.
Operated by ROSSS, Rural Brainery is a community classroom bringing hobbyists, specialists, and like-minded people together to learn and have some fun. Rural Brainery offers community-driven, single-session classes that are affordable and accessible.
From Pickleball to the dance floor, ROSSS is excited to offer an every growing list of activities for the 55+ crowd!
ROSSS is pleased to provide a variety of training opportunities throughout the year. Training is open to members of the community along with our partners and other local agencies.
In 2016 ROSSS and the Youth of Manotick Association (YOMA) entered into a partnership designed to support this association's efforts in the rural community.
St. Mark Catholic High School Clean-Up
With the help of students from St. Mark Catholic High School, ROSSS provides community residents with a fantastic spring and/or fall home clean-up. Volunteers come directly to your home and spend the day cleaning and tidying your property for seasonal readiness. For more information, please contact our offices at 613-692-4697.
Gateway to Care
ROSSS offers an in-home support program, offering members of our community help with household chores and minor home repairs. For your convenience, this service is available on a regular or occasional basis. For more information, please contact our offices at 613-692-4697.
ROSSS programs and services are made possible thanks to dedicated support from our volunteers. If you are looking to meet new people from your community and want to give back, we are always looking for energetic people to join our fantastic team of volunteers.
- Volunteer Drivers
- Friendly Visiting
- Special Events
ROSSS welcomes high school, college and university students to apply for unpaid placements while studying. If you are interested in working with ROSSS, please send your cover letter and resume to Courtney Rock along with your program requirements, including length, hours, and learning objectives. Current placement areas available:
- Community Outreach
- Communications and Marketing
- Volunteer Management
- Creative Writing
- Social Recreation/Programming