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Kit’s Perspective – “They Are Our Guests”

With more than 20 years of service under her “apron” Kit McKay is one of The Ottawa Mission’s most longstanding volunteers at our annual holiday dinners.  She has generously helped us out at all three dinners – Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas – every year, almost without exception.  She began volunteering for us by bringing her […]

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Joe’s Christmas Gift of Hope

Joe – who is also featured on our newsletter’s cover – will be sharing Christmas dinner with us at The Ottawa Mission this year, as he has done for many years.  Since first coming through our doors eight years ago, hungry and suffering from addiction, a lot has changed in Joe’s life. A native of […]

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Kerry is Home for the Holidays

This will be the first time in many years that Kerry will have a place to call home at Christmas, and for him this is a dream come true.  His journey has been a long and winding one – a journey that he is thankful finally led him to The Ottawa Mission. Kerry recently turned […]

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Mary’s Gifts of Warmth and Generosity

Mary is a retired nurse who continues to demonstrate the spirits of caring and compassion that are the hallmarks of her former profession. For us at The Ottawa Mission, Mary’s kindness shines through in two wonderful ways. After taking a tour of The Mission a couple of years ago, Mary decided to become a monthly […]

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The Ottawa Mission Releases 2017-2018 Impact Report

On National Housing Day, Governments Must Do Better to Support Ottawa’s Homeless Population The Ottawa Mission Releases 2017-2018 Impact Report Will there come a time when programs have to be cut? OTTAWA, ON – Despite continuing to meet the complex needs of increasing numbers of those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in […]

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