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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Maurice’s Christmas of Hope

This will be the second Christmas Maurice has spent without the person he called his best friend – his mom. He says the day she passed away in the summer of 2015 marked the very lowest point in an already troubled life – a life marked by mental illness, addiction and homelessness. Maurice was born […]

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Ottawa, ON – On Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th, The Ottawa Mission will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those who are homeless, hungry or alone. The special holiday meal event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last year, just over 3,000 meals were served during the 5 1/2 hour event. Many special […]

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