Kerry is Home for the Holidays

This will be the first time in many years that Kerry will have a place to call home at Christmas, and for him this is a dream come true.  His journey has been a long and winding one – a journey that he is thankful finally led him to The Ottawa Mission. Kerry recently turned […]

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Mary’s Gifts of Warmth and Generosity

Mary is a retired nurse who continues to demonstrate the spirits of caring and compassion that are the hallmarks of her former profession. For us at The Ottawa Mission, Mary’s kindness shines through in two wonderful ways. After taking a tour of The Mission a couple of years ago, Mary decided to become a monthly […]

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The Ottawa Mission Releases 2017-2018 Impact Report

On National Housing Day, Governments Must Do Better to Support Ottawa’s Homeless Population The Ottawa Mission Releases 2017-2018 Impact Report Will there come a time when programs have to be cut? OTTAWA, ON – Despite continuing to meet the complex needs of increasing numbers of those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness in […]

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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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