Hannah’s Story of Strength, Courage and Renewal

Hannah is 51 and, until now, has never had a job in her life. This was not her choice. To hear Hannah tell her story is to journey back with her through decades of unspeakable cruelty and abuse by her own family. But Hannah’s story is also about her journey forward to a life she […]

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Anne & Phil Nagy – Making a Difference All Year Round

Anne and Phil Nagy are retired, but certainly not idle. Every week they volunteer in the kitchen at The Ottawa Mission, helping to serve 1,312 meals a day to people in need. As residents of Sandy Hill, Anne & Phil wanted to support their neighbourhood community directly, and they came to The Mission after speaking […]

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Colin’s Life-Changing Inspiration

Colin has learned that inspiration can sometimes come when you least expect it. Colin suffers from addiction, and has been in and out of the shelter system for many years. Last year, while staying at The Ottawa Mission, he had to have knee replacement surgery. After a short time in hospital he returned to the […]

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Hope & Renewal for the Soul

Just inside the front door of The Ottawa Mission is a small office that has a huge impact on the lives of so many of our clients – our Chaplain’s office. This is a place where anyone can seek guidance, support and a sympathetic ear – and it’s always busy! Beyond providing this dropin support, […]

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Ottawa Mission Raises $137,000 at Coldest Night of the Year

Ottawa, ON – On Saturday, February 23th, almost 400 supporters of and volunteers with The Ottawa Mission walked with thousands of others across Canada in ‘The Coldest Night of The Year’ (CNOY) event. “Homelessness can happen to anyone in our community. The Mission offers hope to our most vulnerable members who are homeless or at […]

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