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A SON’S INSPIRATION… A LIFE CHANGED

At 55, Chris is beginning a whole new life – one he could never have imagined even a year ago. Chris’s adulthood was marked by addiction and trouble with the law. Although he was college educated and had a good job, a number of influences – including a troubled relationship with his father, the sudden […]

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VOLUNTEER CORNER – A KIND AND GRATEFUL HEART

As she approached retirement after 40 years as a counsellor and social worker, Jean Wylie was looking for volunteer opportunities. Thankfully for us, she answered the call one day to help make sandwiches at The Ottawa Mission. That was seven years ago, and Jean has become a familiar face to the staff and clients at […]

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WENYIN – THE FACE OF INSPIRATION

When you meet Wenyin for the first time you are struck by his beaming smile and humble nature. And when you hear about his journey over the past year, you can’t help but be amazed by how much he has turned his life around in such a short space of time. Wenyin is 36 and […]

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GLEN IS GRATEFUL TO BE HOME

Glen has spent much of his adult life in and out of shelters across Canada, including The Ottawa Mission, struggling with addiction and trying to find a way to stabilize his life. Glen stayed with us for several months last year and says although life is pretty chaotic living in a shelter and sharing a […]

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GEORGE NAVIGATES TO A BETTER LIFE

On Canada’s 150th birthday, George celebrated one year of sobriety.  His journey to this milestone has been a long and winding one, but he’s thankful to you and The Ottawa Mission for his success. George is 61 and was born in Cape Anguille, Newfoundland, once a bustling fishing village near Port aux Basques where he […]

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