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No More Waiting: A Call to Action Against Homelessness and Food Insecurity

Our latest report sheds light on the stark realities of homelessness and food insecurity in our city and across Canada. It seeks to spread awareness, mobilize community support, and advocate for the implementation of fundamental policy changes that address the needs of the community which we serve.

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The shortage of affordable housing has created an emergency.

The shortage of affordable housing has created an emergency.

With over 12,000 people waitlisted for subsidized housing, Ottawa became the first city to declare homelessness an emergency in January 2020. This means many people  sleep outside in below freezing temperatures for days or months at a time.

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The Ottawa Mission works with people experiencing homelessness and poverty to make a change in their lives. 

Whether it’s providing a place to sleep and a meal to eat, or offering educational support and job training, The Ottawa Mission helps rebuild lives every day.

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The Mission provided me with the structure, routine and care I needed to make big changes in my life. Everyone goes the extra mile for you.

- Dean, Ottawa Mission Client

How Your Gifts Make an Impact

— One Life at a Time

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Meals served daily

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Individuals sheltered annually

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Clients housed last year

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