Coldest Night of the Year 2017

It wasn’t anywhere near the COLDEST night of the year – quite mild for February actually – but the event bearing the name “Coldest Night of the Year’ (CNOY) was held last Saturday across Canada. The Ottawa Mission’s CNOY walk started at Ottawa City Hall and made its way through downtown, and it was certainly […]

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

January 30th marks a special day in the efforts to destigmatize mental illness and more importantly create awareness that it’s ok to talk about it. Bell’s #LetsTalk day is aimed at speaking up and understanding that talking about our mental health is an important first step towards lasting change. People who come to The Ottawa […]

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Winter Health

Winter in Canada can feel long regardless of where you live. But for those staying in a homeless shelter like The Ottawa Mission, the winter can seem extra-long indeed. On top of the cold weather, many people are struck with bad colds or flu bugs. The Ottawa Mission’s Primary Health Clinic is a busy place […]

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The Christmas season is often bittersweet at The Ottawa Mission. It’s hard to witness people struggling, many of whom will face the holidays and the coming New Year alone. On the other hand, it’s heartwarming to see our caring and compassionate volunteers, donors and staff go above and beyond the call of duty to bring […]

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Discovery U Graduation 2016

About 50 people gathered in a special room at the University of Ottawa last week to celebrate the end of three special Fall university classes. The Ottawa Mission has been a partner in a very special program called Discovery University for several years. DU allows people who are homeless or living on low incomes the […]

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