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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

January 30th marks a special day in the efforts to destigmatize mental illness and more importantly create awareness that it’s ok to talk about it. Bell’s #LetsTalk day is aimed at speaking up and understanding that talking about our mental health is an important first step towards lasting change. People who come to The Ottawa […]

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Case manager Michael Toffelmire talks about what it's like to work at a shelter for men, one of Ottawa's top charities

Making a career out of helping people

Case Manager Michael Toffelmire Discusses What Work is Like at The Ottawa Mission Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for a nonprofit organization that’s working to help people in need? How does a career in social services impact the community? Michael Toffelmire joined The Ottawa Mission’s team in 2014 as one of […]

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Egan: ‘I lived in a tent with my dog’ — Mission grad preps food, tastes life

By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen – December 13, 2016 William Browne, 49, has been living on the streets, off and on, since he was 13. Having gone through homelessness and depression issues, Browne finally ended up at the Ottawa Mission, where his life turned around. On Thursday he will graduate from the food services program at […]

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Winter Health

Winter in Canada can feel long regardless of where you live. But for those staying in a homeless shelter like The Ottawa Mission, the winter can seem extra-long indeed. On top of the cold weather, many people are struck with bad colds or flu bugs. The Ottawa Mission’s Primary Health Clinic is a busy place […]

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AS CHRISTMAS DRAWS NEAR

The Christmas season is often bittersweet at The Ottawa Mission. It’s hard to witness people struggling, many of whom will face the holidays and the coming New Year alone. On the other hand, it’s heartwarming to see our caring and compassionate volunteers, donors and staff go above and beyond the call of duty to bring […]

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