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VOLUNTEER CORNER: HARVEY JUST KEEPS ON GIVING

At 75, Harvey Steinwald has done a lot of volunteer work. He feels fortunate in his life and wants to give back to his community. For many years, Harvey has been a member of the Ottawa chapter of the Knights of Pythias – an international charitable fundraising organization. They have been donating to The Ottawa […]

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CHRIS’ GIFT OF A PLACE TO CALL HOME

Two extraordinary things happened to Chris this year that have given him a new lease on life. Chris has been homeless since he was 16. He is now 56. He has lived his life either on the streets or in and out of shelters between here and Toronto. Chris came to The Ottawa Mission a […]

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MONIQUE’S GIFT OF A BETTER FUTURE

Monique was working part time in the cafeteria at Algonquin College earlier this year, and having a difficult time making ends meet, when she unexpectedly received a special gift from a fellow employee – the gift of hope. The gift came from William, a graduate of The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program (FSTP). Monique […]

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BARRY’S GIFT OF “THE EXTRA MILE”

It’s been a rough few years for 56 year-old Barry. He had a good job for 14 years as a window installer until the company closed its doors. And then he had some serious medical problems that left him with a long recuperation and unable to work. For the first time in his life, Barry […]

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Remembrance Day – Lest We Forget

Remembrance Day is a time for all of us to pause and reflect upon the tremendous sacrifices of our men and women in the military – both past and present – and their vital work to maintain our freedom and keep peace in the world. Here at The Ottawa Mission veterans of all ages have […]

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