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Paul Has the Gift of Hope this Christmas

Paul is a man who wears his heart on his sleeve. And, thanks to you, it’s a heart filled with hope as Christmas approaches. Paul is from Carleton Place where he spent his childhood with seven siblings. His father passed away when he was just 6, and Paul’s sense of loss was intense. He began […]

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Barry’s Stepping Stones to Success

We first told Barry’s story in 2017 when he came to us looking for help. After 14 years working as a window installer, the company closed its doors. Then he had some serious medical problems that left him unable to work. For the first time in his life, Barry found himself needing social assistance to […]

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Homelessness is the number one issue of concern as housing access worsens in Ottawa

With bitter temperatures and a colder than normal winter forecast, The Ottawa Mission is urging governments at all levels to work together to address the worsening situation concerning homelessness in Ottawa and nationally. This comes as a new public opinion poll by Nanos Research indicates significant concern about the impact of homelessness both in Ottawa […]

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Why I work for The Mission: KRISTYN

For someone so young, Kristyn is a mission “old soul”. “I grew up at the Mission.” Joining the kitchen after high school, she has worked her way up from dishwasher to sous-chef. In 2019, she was once again promoted to Manager of Food services. “I wanted to work in a shelter to help vulnerable people, […]

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Why I volunteer for The Mission: LLOYD

Lloyd has been volunteering at The Mission for almost nine years. He recently celebrated his 80th birthday, and his surprise birthday party included family and friends, and members of his extended family at the Mission. Lloyd comes to the Mission every Monday and Thursday morning all year round to help prepare meals in the kitchen, […]

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