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Why I volunteer for The Mission: LLOYD

Lloyd has been volunteering at The Mission for almost nine years. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and his surprise birthday party included family and friends, and members of his extended family at the Mission. Lloyd comes to the Mission every Monday and Thursday morning all year round to help prepare meals in the kitchen, […]

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Why I turned to The Mission for help: WILLIAM

William is a gentle, articulate man who is also an artist – but was never able to translate his passion into a career – until he enrolled in the FSTP. In 2017, William was unemployed and struggling with serious health issues. While having a meal at the Mission, he heard about the program, and talked […]

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Why I turned to The Mission for help: KERRY

2018 was the first time in years that Kerry had a place to call home at Christmas. Kerry had spent much of his time homeless — couch-surfing, sleeping in vehicles, or motels. He was able to work most of the time — everything from commercial house painting to oil rigs to retail. Two years ago, […]

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Why I turned to The Mission for help: COLIN

Colin suffers from addiction, and has been in and out of shelters for years. Last year, while staying at the Mission, he needed knee replacement surgery. After surgery, he returned to the shelter. Colin’s recovery was stalled by wound complications. He was in severe pain, and the threat of infection was high. Our medical team […]

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Federal Election Candidate Responses to Questionnaire on Homelessness

This questionnaire was sent to candidates in ridings in and surrounding Ottawa who had valid email addresses. The chart below summarizes the responses of all candidates that were sent in to The Ottawa Mission. The chart does not advocate voting for any party or candidate. Q1 – Will you/your party invest in building new affordable […]

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