Rene Has a Place to Call Home

Rene spent most of his life as a very self-sufficient man and has done everything from working on oil rigs in the West to spending weeks on a fishing boat in the East. He was always up for an adventure and remembers a carefree youth growing up in Montreal and travelling across the country on […]

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Lent at The Mission

Every weekday at 10:55 a.m. a general announcement is made over the intercom at The Ottawa Mission by our Chaplain, Greg Rodgers:  “Chapel service begins in five minutes.  Everyone is welcome.” People staying at the shelter, and people who live in the community join together for this daily half hour of prayer, bible readings and […]

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Coldest Night of the Year 2017

It wasn’t anywhere near the COLDEST night of the year – quite mild for February actually – but the event bearing the name “Coldest Night of the Year’ (CNOY) was held last Saturday across Canada. The Ottawa Mission’s CNOY walk started at Ottawa City Hall and made its way through downtown, and it was certainly […]

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Mark Graduates to a New Life

Mark recently celebrated four years of sobriety.  This alone is a major achievement for the 55 year old who struggled with addiction for many years.   But beyond this, in the past year Mark has turned his life around in a remarkable way. Mark is from Windsor, Ontario where he grew up in foster care.  Life […]

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

January 25th marks a special day in the efforts to destigmatize mental illness and more importantly create awareness that it’s ok to talk about it. Bell’s #LetsTalk day is aimed at speaking up and understanding that talking about our mental health is an important first step towards lasting change. People who come to The Ottawa […]

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