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Caivan Communities and The Ottawa Mission join forces to fight homelessness

Now more than ever, it is important to reflect, to be thankful, and to work collectively for a better tomorrow. Our homes and neighbourhoods form part of a broader community and help shape the City we love. To address those of us that are less fortunate and share the same dream of a warm and […]

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Ottawa Mission Board Statement on Anti-Black Racism

Here at the Ottawa Mission, “Our Vision is to become a collaborative leader and innovator in empowering those we serve in transitioning to wholeness,” and part of our core purpose is to “reflect Jesus’ love”. Jesus made it clear that one of the reasons he was sent by God was to “set the oppressed free” […]

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Looking Ahead With Hope

Here’s hoping that you and your family have been well, or as well as can be expected, during these unprecedented times. It is hard to believe that it was only months ago that the entire world, and life as we know it here in Ottawa, was ‘turned upside down’ by COVID-19. Rest assured that The […]

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Always There When Needed

Rob is a father of two in his late fifties. His addiction was devastating to both his family life and his physical health. It began at a very early age during a childhood damaged by two parents who suffered from alcohol and drug addiction. Rob became a shield of protection for his mother when dad […]

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It’s A Beautiful Life

Paul arrived at the blue doors on Waller Street in February 2018, and like so many who’ve passed through them, he did so because they represented his last hope. When those doors opened, Paul entered a community where faith and devotion serve to bring hope. Paul was experiencing mental health and addiction issues. He had […]

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