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Why I work for The Mission: Kathy

October 5 is World Teachers Day. Kathy is a certified teacher who has supported SSLC for almost five years. As she says, “It’s a small classroom with a big impact.” SSLC is a unique learning centre within The Mission that supports students to meet their individual learning goals. These can include: earning a secondary school […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Why I work for the Mission

As we progress through Mental Health Awareness Week, The Ottawa Mission is proud to bring you our second instalment of stories concerning our amazing mental health, trauma and addiction program services and staff who work in partnership with our clients to meet their goals. Laura Robinson is the Assistant Manager of Assistant Manager of Addiction […]

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Mental Illness Awareness Week: Why I partner with the Mission

In honour of Mental Health Awareness Week, The Ottawa Mission brings you stories of our dedicated mental health, trauma and addiction program staff who work tirelessly with clients to help them rebuild their lives. Robyn is a social worker with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) who has worked within The Mission for the past […]

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JASON’S TRIUMPH!

Jason was in an accident several years ago and suffered a traumatic brain injury that severely impacted his mental and physical health. He was drifting, troubled and looking for a better life when a simple act of kindness changed everything. A cab driver saw him sitting by the roadside at 4 a.m. and brought him […]

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VOLUNTEER CORNER – “BECAUSE I CAN ”

It would be very hard to find a part of our community that has not been touched by Pat O’Driscoll’s commitment to volunteering. In particular, he is determined to help make sure that no one in Ottawa goes hungry. Pat has spent decades giving generously of his time to a number of local food banks […]

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