Colin’s Life-Changing Inspiration

Colin has learned that inspiration can sometimes come when you least expect it. Colin suffers from addiction, and has been in and out of the shelter system for many years. Last year, while staying at The Ottawa Mission, he had to have knee replacement surgery. After a short time in hospital he returned to the […]

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Hope & Renewal for the Soul

Just inside the front door of The Ottawa Mission is a small office that has a huge impact on the lives of so many of our clients – our Chaplain’s office. This is a place where anyone can seek guidance, support and a sympathetic ear – and it’s always busy! Beyond providing this dropin support, […]

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Ottawa Mission Raises $137,000 at Coldest Night of the Year

Ottawa, ON – On Saturday, February 23th, almost 400 supporters of and volunteers with The Ottawa Mission walked with thousands of others across Canada in ‘The Coldest Night of The Year’ (CNOY) event. “Homelessness can happen to anyone in our community. The Mission offers hope to our most vulnerable members who are homeless or at […]

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Helping Those in Need this Christmas

The Ottawa Mission Serves Thousands in our Community Ottawa, ON – During the Ottawa Mission’s annual Christmas dinner, which was held on December 16, the shelter served thousands of meals to those in need in our community. On a yearly basis, The Mission serves almost 479,000 meals to shelter residents and members of the community […]

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Carole’s “Safe Place”

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia with Carole’s Poem Carole suffers from multiple health issues and is unable to work.  For many years, she did not have access to a family doctor and had to rely on drop-in clinics to meet her increasingly complex healthcare needs.   She often had to visit different clinics, and because she suffers from […]

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