volunteer week at the Ottawa Mission

In Praise of our Priceless Volunteers

April 15-21 marks National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers, including some very special people we see every week at The Ottawa Mission. Our dedicated army of volunteers – an average of 250 a week! – help to care for hundreds of people every day of the […]

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Ottawa Mission to Serve More Than 2500 Easter Meals

MEDIA ADVISORY FOR MONDAY, APRIL 2, 2018 When: On Easter Monday, April 2nd from 11:15 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Ottawa Mission will serve more than 2500 meals to men, women and children in our community who are hungry and have few options for a nutritious and shared meal. Our goal is to ensure that […]

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Joint Statement

The Ottawa Mission The Salvation Army The Shepherds of Good Hope March 5, 2018 The Ottawa Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope and The Salvation Army serve many of the most vulnerable people throughout our City who are either experiencing homelessness or at risk of experiencing homelessness due to physical or mental health conditions, poverty, or […]

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a new life underway. great team and spirit


Thuraya and her family made the move to Ottawa from Jordan just over a year ago in search of a better life. Her first priority was to find a job, but she ran into the same roadblock experienced by many people – the difficulty of finding work without Canadian experience. Thuraya met with a counsellor […]

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forever grateful with the Ottawa Mission


Cory was just 15 years old when he began his long struggle with addiction. He’s 36 now, and after many attempts at rehab over the years, he finally feels like he has turned the corner thanks to The Ottawa Mission. Cory entered The Mission’s LifeHouse program last August. LifeHouse is an off-site residential facility that […]

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