Volunteer Handy Person Program

This project is funded by “ Calgary Foundation”, and is officially launched  in June 2019. The project will provide free home repair and maintenance services to senior home owner through the trained volunteer handy person.




This project is to provide free minor home repair and maintenance tasks to Chinese homeowner older adults by trained volunteer handy persons.



  • To help Chinese older adults to stay in their homes as long as possible

  • To improve home environment and avoid occurrence of home accidents

  • To improve their quality of life


Application criteria:

  • Canadian citizen / permanent resident

  • Chinese homeowner aged 65 and over

  • Applicant living with or renting from family members are not eligible (except spouse)

  • Meet the income thresholds of Special Needs Assistance (SNA) for Seniors

  • All applicants need initial assessment to receive service


Repair materials cost and transportation fee ONLY.


Services content:

  • Minor indoor / outdoor repair tasks (i.e. plumbing, carpentry and painting)

  • Refer to the Calgary Fire Department for installation of smoke detector and CO detector

  • Home safety assessment, personal emergency response and home safety knowledge

  • Types of services depend on skills and capacity of our volunteer handy persons and risks of the task






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