The work of The Ottawa Mission can be witnessed every day in the lives of the individuals that we help. Whether it’s providing a place to sleep, a meal, or offering job training, The Ottawa Mission changes lives every day.

It is a place that has evolved over more than a century into the current community resource it is today. Our roots in Ottawa are deep and we have great leadership behind the scenes – people who have stepped up to help develop new programs and vision.  It is with the guidance offered by our exceptional board of directors, management, and fundraising team that we are able to make a positive impact on our community.


From its inception in 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been propelled by Christian spirit.  Its founders were motivated by the desire to help those who do not have the resources to help themselves, and it is this same faith-based spirit that guides the ministry behind the scenes at The Ottawa Mission today.

Our mission statement reads:  “The Mission reflects Jesus’ love in serving the homeless, the hungry, and the lost by providing food, shelter, clothing and skills and offers faith and hope for building a wholesome future.”

We invite you to learn more about the hard work going on behind the scenes at The Ottawa Mission by browsing through the BEHIND THE SCENES links on the left.