“Winter is Coming”

Already at Overcapacity, The Ottawa Mission Fears the Approaching Cold Weather Shelter Urges Municipal Candidates to Commit to Funding Increases for Services to Those Who Are Homeless Ottawa, ON – As the colder weather approaches and the need for emergency shelter for those who are homeless becomes even greater, The Ottawa Mission is urging all […]

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Food Services Training Programs Grads

Food Services Training Program Students Positions Graduates for Success

Ottawa, ON – On June 21, 14 graduates of The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program (FSTP) received their diplomas. This program, which runs for five-months and includes both academic and practical components, provides students with the necessary skills to work in a commercial kitchen. Chef Ric Allen-Watson leads the Program, which has been in […]

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Chad Comes “Full Circle”

When Chad first came through the doors of The Ottawa Mission over 6 years ago, he was, in his own words, “that guy on that street wearing the same clothes for thirty days.” Chad was born in Arnprior and has spent all his life in the Ottawa area. He had a rough childhood and struggled […]

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Sammy’s Amazing Journey

Twelve years ago, 28 year-old Sammy was a newcomer to Canada seeking political asylum and a better life. He spoke very little English, and was struggling to find work. Sammy was visiting an employment office one day and saw a poster advertising The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program (FSTP). He had experience as a […]

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On April 27,2018  a letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail by our Executive Director Peter Tilley was published in response to an article within that newspaper, which appears below. Ontario’s Cities Need A New Approach To Homelessness (April 25): Janet Mason writes that “Simply building more traditional shelter beds in response to […]

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