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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Helping Those in Need this Christmas

The Ottawa Mission Serves Thousands in our Community Ottawa, ON – During the Ottawa Mission’s annual Christmas dinner, which was held on December 16, the shelter served thousands of meals to those in need in our community. On a yearly basis, The Mission serves almost 479,000 meals to shelter residents and members of the community […]

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Carole’s “Safe Place”

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia with Carole’s Poem Carole suffers from multiple health issues and is unable to work.  For many years, she did not have access to a family doctor and had to rely on drop-in clinics to meet her increasingly complex healthcare needs.   She often had to visit different clinics, and because she suffers from […]

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Kit’s Perspective – “They Are Our Guests”

With more than 20 years of service under her “apron” Kit McKay is one of The Ottawa Mission’s most longstanding volunteers at our annual holiday dinners.  She has generously helped us out at all three dinners – Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas – every year, almost without exception.  She began volunteering for us by bringing her […]

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Joe’s Christmas Gift of Hope

Joe – who is also featured on our newsletter’s cover – will be sharing Christmas dinner with us at The Ottawa Mission this year, as he has done for many years.  Since first coming through our doors eight years ago, hungry and suffering from addiction, a lot has changed in Joe’s life. A native of […]

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