Launching a second life is so exciting to watch!

I’m Sheila White and I’m the owner of Thyme and Again Creative Catering in the Ottawa area. We have been happy to have at least 9 or 10 graduates come through Thyme and Again. Why we care and what excites us about the program, is that we’re able to not only bare witness to, contribute, […]

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Food Services Training Programs Grads

Food Services Training Program Students Positions Graduates for Success

Ottawa, ON – On June 21, 14 graduates of The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program (FSTP) received their diplomas. This program, which runs for five-months and includes both academic and practical components, provides students with the necessary skills to work in a commercial kitchen. Chef Ric Allen-Watson leads the Program, which has been in […]

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Chad Comes “Full Circle”

When Chad first came through the doors of The Ottawa Mission over 6 years ago, he was, in his own words, “that guy on that street wearing the same clothes for thirty days.” Chad was born in Arnprior and has spent all his life in the Ottawa area. He had a rough childhood and struggled […]

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Sammy’s Amazing Journey

Twelve years ago, 28 year-old Sammy was a newcomer to Canada seeking political asylum and a better life. He spoke very little English, and was struggling to find work. Sammy was visiting an employment office one day and saw a poster advertising The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program (FSTP). He had experience as a […]

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Homelessness and mental health conditions don’t discriminate

For our final instalment in recognition of mental health awareness week, The Ottawa Mission is very pleased to bring you the story of the work of our dedicated Coordinator of Mental Health Services Jordanna Marchand. Key to Jordanna’s work with clients is addressing the stigma surrounding both homelessness and living with a mental health condition. […]

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