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Rene Has a Place to Call Home

Rene spent most of his life as a very self-sufficient man and has done everything from working on oil rigs in the West to spending weeks on a fishing boat in the East. He was always up for an adventure and remembers a carefree youth growing up in Montreal and travelling across the country on […]

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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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University of Ottawa Sigma Chi Fraternity holds annual Winter sleep out

MEDIA RELEASE February 02. 2017 Ottawa, ON – For the sixth year in a row, the University of Ottawa’s Sigma Chi Fraternity is planning its 72-hour winter sleep out “Homeless for the Homeless” on the University campus to raise awareness and funds for people in need at The Ottawa Mission. Members of the Lambda Theta […]

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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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Egan: ‘I lived in a tent with my dog’ — Mission grad preps food, tastes life

By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen – December 13, 2016 William Browne, 49, has been living on the streets, off and on, since he was 13. Having gone through homelessness and depression issues, Browne finally ended up at the Ottawa Mission, where his life turned around. On Thursday he will graduate from the food services program at […]

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