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Helping those who have served our country

We will mark Remembrance Day this week. This is a day to for all of us to pause and reflect upon the tremendous sacrifices made – both past and present – to maintain our freedom and keep peace in the world. Here at The Ottawa Mission we have seen military veterans of all ages come […]

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A Magical Halloween Season at The Ottawa Mission

Thanks to the great support of volunteers and donors, The Ottawa Mission is able to ensure that the people we help – who are often alone and feel forgotten – are able to enjoy some fun seasonal activities.  Halloween is one such occasion and, this year, we had a triple dose of magic. Last week, […]

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Chad is forever thankful

Recently we received a note on our Facebook page from Chad, a former resident of our shelter who was marking a special anniversary.  It was four years to the day since he had first slept at The Mission. We reached out to congratulate him and learned Chad’s life had changed significantly in those four years! […]

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Finding a place to sleep when you're experiencing homelessness during an Ottawa winter can be difficult

Homelessness in Ottawa

An In-Depth Look at Homelessness in Canada’s Capital What causes an Ottawa individual or family to experience homelessness? It’s often the result of a number of factors; poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental health issues, violence against young people, domestic abuse, eviction, trauma, and addiction are all leading causes. Many city-wide organizations and volunteers do […]

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MEDIA RELEASE

Ottawa, ON – On Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th, The Ottawa Mission will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those who are homeless, hungry or alone. The special holiday meal event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last year, just over 3,000 meals were served during the 5 1/2 hour event. Many special […]

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