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The Ottawa Mission Medical Clinic Celebrates 10 years of service

A good number of people living in shelters or on the street don’t have a family doctor or access to a primary care provider. Before The Ottawa Mission opened its Primary Care Medical Clinic in 2007, those who were homeless had to get themselves to a hospital emergency room if they were sick and needed […]

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Case manager Michael Toffelmire talks about what it's like to work at a shelter for men, one of Ottawa's top charities

Making a career out of helping people

Case Manager Michael Toffelmire Discusses What Work is Like at The Ottawa Mission Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for a nonprofit organization that’s working to help people in need? How does a career in social services impact the community? Michael Toffelmire joined The Ottawa Mission’s team in 2014 as one of […]

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Helping those who have served our country

We will mark Remembrance Day this week. This is a day to for all of us to pause and reflect upon the tremendous sacrifices made – both past and present – to maintain our freedom and keep peace in the world. Here at The Ottawa Mission we have seen military veterans of all ages come […]

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Chad is forever thankful

Recently we received a note on our Facebook page from Chad, a former resident of our shelter who was marking a special anniversary.  It was four years to the day since he had first slept at The Mission. We reached out to congratulate him and learned Chad’s life had changed significantly in those four years! […]

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Finding a place to sleep when you're experiencing homelessness during an Ottawa winter can be difficult

Homelessness in Ottawa

An In-Depth Look at Homelessness in Canada’s Capital What causes an Ottawa individual or family to experience homelessness? It’s often the result of a number of factors; poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental health issues, violence against young people, domestic abuse, eviction, trauma, and addiction are all leading causes. Many city-wide organizations and volunteers do […]

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