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Sammy’s Amazing Journey

Twelve years ago, 28 year-old Sammy was a newcomer to Canada seeking political asylum and a better life. He spoke very little English, and was struggling to find work. Sammy was visiting an employment office one day and saw a poster advertising The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program (FSTP). He had experience as a […]

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Homelessness and mental health conditions don’t discriminate

For our final instalment in recognition of mental health awareness week, The Ottawa Mission is very pleased to bring you the story of the work of our dedicated Coordinator of Mental Health Services Jordanna Marchand. Key to Jordanna’s work with clients is addressing the stigma surrounding both homelessness and living with a mental health condition. […]

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Building on new hope

Stabilization 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 staff, who work in partnership with our clients to meet their goals. Jess Golden is our Stabilization Co-ordinator. This program is the mid-point of […]

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HOPE, one Day at a time

Trauma and Addiction Program 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. Kelsey Severin is our Day Program Co-ordinator. The Day program and the HOPE are the foundational pillars […]

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TACKLING HOMELESSNESS

On April 27,2018  a letter to the editor of the Globe and Mail by our Executive Director Peter Tilley was published in response to an article within that newspaper, which appears below. Ontario’s Cities Need A New Approach To Homelessness (April 25): Janet Mason writes that “Simply building more traditional shelter beds in response to […]

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