Lent at The Mission

Every weekday at 10:55 a.m. a general announcement is made over the intercom at The Ottawa Mission by our Chaplain, Cosmas Ajawara: “Chapel service begins in five minutes. Everyone is welcome.” People staying at the shelter, and people who live in the community join together to routinely fill the fifty chapel seats for this daily […]

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A special program for those who love to learn

The Ottawa Mission has been a partner in a very special program called Discovery University for several years now. DU allows people who are homeless or living on low incomes the opportunity to participate in non-credit, university-level Humanities and Social Sciences courses at no cost. This program is offered by The Ottawa Mission in partnership […]

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Building on a Strong Foundation – Introducing Sean Wong

The Ottawa Mission depends on donations from people in the community so that vital services and life-changing programs are provided to people in need who walk through our doors looking for help. Our donors are very special people – generous, committed and compassionate. The Ottawa Mission Foundation was established in 2010 to oversee donations and […]

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SHELTER FROM THE STORM “You have been a refuge for the poor, a refuge for the needy in their distress, a shelter from the storm…” Isaiah 25:4 The front door of The Ottawa Mission opens hundreds of times every day – and during the winter months, it brings in a blast of cold air as […]

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Chef and Ross in The Mission Kitchen.


FOR “THE BOYS” Ross Munro is 83 years “young” and has been volunteering at The Ottawa Mission for 15 years. For most of that time, he worked side by side with his dear wife Hariot who sadly passed away in 2012. Ross and Hariot became fixtures at The Mission over the years – often giving […]

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