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Statement on the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Ottawa Homeless Organizations

OTTAWA, ON – Friday, March 13, 2020 – As the COVID-19 situation unfolds in Ottawa, The Ottawa Mission, Shepherds of Good Hope, The Salvation Army, and Cornerstone Housing for Women are working closely with Ottawa Public Health and Ottawa Inner City Health to ensure the health and safety of everyone who interacts with our organizations. […]

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Statement on how homelessness affects our entire community in Ottawa

Further to the unanimous declaration of a housing emergency and crisis last week by Ottawa city council, homelessness in our community has gotten worse and given the urgency and magnitude of the problem, action is needed across federal, provincial and municipal governments to increase affordable housing. Homelessness is a highly stigmatizing condition and those affected […]

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Charity Runs In The Family

Volunteers are the heartbeat of The Ottawa Mission. In fact, more than 250 volunteers come by The Mission each week to help with everything from meal preparation and serving to providing tutoring services for the Stepping Stones Learning Centre. Individual, group, and corporate volunteers are all invited to come and share their love and time. […]

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NAV CANADA Walks in Coldest Night of the Year

NAV Canada is a company that works quietly behind the scenes to ensure the safe movement of aircraft at airports and in Canadian skies. It manages 3.3 million flights a year for 40,000 customers! That quiet dedication and concern for safety makes NAV Canada a natural ally in our community’s efforts to get the homeless […]

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Focusing On A Home of One’s Own

The Ottawa Mission has come a long way since it began as a humble shelter for homeless men back in 1906. What started as a haven of warmth and food has become an array of support services whose goal is to change lives for the better. A home of one’s own is perhaps the greatest […]

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