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Bruce’s Odyssey of Hope

When Bruce arrived at The Ottawa Mission in 2014, at six feet tall he weighed just 140 pounds. His addiction had taken control of his life, and he felt that – after many years of struggling – he had reached the end of the road. What’s happened since then has awakened Bruce to a new […]

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Gathering the facts around homelessness

The Ottawa Mission is fortunate to have several community partners that also help people who are homeless in our community. We are also a member of the Ottawa Alliance to End Homelessness, which brings together agency partners to inspire action, to generate knowledge and to inform a community-wide effort to achieve an end to homelessness.

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A Special Bouquet for our Wonderful Volunteers

This week is National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 13.3 million volunteers. Here at The Ottawa Mission, we simply could not help as many people in need without the dedicated support of our compassionate army of volunteers. Each week we are able to fill an amazing 250 volunteer shifts […]

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Taking it one day at a time

The Ottawa Mission’s addiction treatment services are able to meet men where they are at in their recovery. Some are just starting the journey; others may have many months of sobriety but have relapsed and need help to get back on track. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and our supportive […]

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Sharing the Blessings of Easter

Guest blogger – Chef Ric Watson, Ottawa Mission Manager of Food Services Easter is almost here, and at our celebration on Monday, April 6 we expect to serve more than 2500 meals to people who have nowhere else to go. Unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas, when many special community dinners are organized, the Easter weekend seems […]

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