Yes, I want to support my community!  

Has a car ride ever changed your life? It did for Marion. She had lived on her own and stayed active for many years in a suburb of Ottawa. It was a big adjustment when she had to move to a small village of 200 to live with family. Her new rural home wasn’t in walking distance to anything or anyone and she couldn’t drive.

Once she found ROSSS’ transportation services, she reclaimed her independence and felt uplifted with new friends and connections.

Generous donors make the transportation program possible, as well as the long list of our other programs and services. A donation to ROSSS helps seniors age well and independently at home, enhances accessibility for people with disabilities and offers respite to caregivers.

Unrestricted or area of greatest need gifts can have the biggest impact on an organization allowing us to use your donation where it is needed most. 

Alternatively, consult our wish list below to see what items are needed most right now.

ROSSS Wish List

Looking for other ways to support ROSSS? Why not donate an item from our Wish List. We can use all kinds of things, from kitchen gadgets and banking accessories, games and electronics, to dream-worthy specialized equipment that will make it easier for us to keep our community connected. Check out our list and contact us if you have something you would like to give. 

  • iPods for our Music & Memory Program (8)

  • iPads for our Adult Day Program (15)

  • Small BBQ

  • Cookie cutters

  • Stand mixer

  • Headphones (30)

  • Electric mixer

  • Digital camera (2)

  • Bluetooth speaker (2)

Help With a Fundraising Idea

Some fun and successful fundraising events for ROSSS have been sparked by supporters in the community. If you have an idea or proposal for a fundraiser or activity or event, contact us.

613-692-4697 or 613-821-1101

Ways to donate


Canada Helps 

Make an Honour/Memorial Gift

Phone: 613-692-4697 or 613-821-1101 (credit card only)

Mail: Print a copy of our donation form. Please complete the form and mail the signed copy and your cheque made payable to Rural Ottawa South Support Services, to: 

1128 Mill Street
PO Box 423
Manotick, ON K4M 1A4

United Way: Donations made to United Way can be directed to any registered Canadian charity, including ROSSS. When you make your donation or complete an employee payroll deduction form, indicate your wish to direct all or a portion of your contribution to ROSSS and record our charitable registration number: 119259802RR0001.

Tax Receipts
Receipts are issued for donations of $10.00 or more. To ensure correct mailing of the tax receipts please clearly indicate on your donation: your name, mailing address with postal code and telephone number.

Planned Giving
Looking to create a meaningful legacy? ROSSS offers you the opportunity to invest a legacy gift into the community you live in and receive personal tax benefits at the same time. Planned gifts may come in the form of bequests, life insurance, securities, charitable gift annuities, and gifts of personal/real property.

These donations are directed to ROSSS and stay in this community, providing much needed support to its residents. To create your legacy and make your planned gift today, please call Leeanne Van der Burgt at 613-692-4697 x 243 or email

Matching Donation Program
Many companies in Canada — around the world, in fact —have established programs to match donations made by employees to registered charities. Here’s just a selection of companies that offer matching:

Kraft General Foods Canada Inc.
Mark's Work Wearhouse Ltd.
Microsoft Canada
National Bank of Canada
PCL Construction Group Inc.
Pfizer Canada Inc.
Procter & Gamble Canada
Scotiabank (Bank of Nova Scotia)
TELUS Corporation
The Jean Coutu Group Inc.
The Great-West Life Assurance Company
Toronto-Dominion Bank
Weyerhaeuser Canada Ltd.

Abitibi-Consolidated Inc.
American Express Canada Inc.
Bank of Montreal
Bell Canada
Campbell Soup Company Ltd.
Canadian Tire Corporation Limited
Domtar Inc.
Extendicare Inc.
Ford Motor Company of Canada, Limited
General Mills Canada, Inc.
Honeywell Ltd.
Investors Group Inc.
Johnson & Johnson Inc.
Kellogg Canada Inc.

Check with your employer to learn more about their corporate giving or donation matching programs.

Charitable Registration: 119259802RR0001