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Why I turned to The Mission for help: COLIN

Colin suffers from addiction, and has been in and out of shelters for years. Last year, while staying at the Mission, he needed knee replacement surgery. After surgery, he returned to the shelter. Colin’s recovery was stalled by wound complications. He was in severe pain, and the threat of infection was high. Our medical team […]

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Federal Election Candidate Responses to Questionnaire on Homelessness

This questionnaire was sent to candidates in ridings in and surrounding Ottawa who had valid email addresses. The chart below summarizes the responses of all candidates that were sent in to The Ottawa Mission. The chart does not advocate voting for any party or candidate. Q1 – Will you/your party invest in building new affordable […]

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The Ottawa Mission Serve Almost 3,000 Meals this Thanksgiving

Ottawa, ON – During The Ottawa Mission’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, which was held on October 14th, the shelter served 2,948 meals. On any given day, the Ottawa Mission serves over 1450 meals to shelter residents and those in need in the community. During special meals such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, The Mission provides 2,500 […]

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Help The Ottawa Mission Feed the Hungry this Thanksgiving by Donating Frozen Turkeys

Ottawa, ON – As we head into the fall, planning is well underway for The Ottawa Mission’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, which will take place on Monday October 14th, from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 35 Waller Street, Ottawa. On any given day, the Ottawa Mission serves over 1,450 meals to shelter residents and those […]

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John’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

John has been coming to The Ottawa Mission for lunch every day for almost 20 years and is considered a member of our extended family. He has a very limited income and often has no money for food after paying his rent. And, like so many others in the same situation, he knows where to […]

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