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The Ottawa Mission’s Letter regarding the City of Ottawa Budget 2021

November 2, 2020 Dear Members of City Council Re: City of Ottawa Budget 2021 In 2013, the City of Ottawa adopted its 10-year housing and homelessness plan. Unfortunately, over the life of the Plan, homelessness has worsened in our community, not improved. In 2019, homelessness in Ottawa was epidemic: over 8,000 people were in emergency […]

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La COVID-19 aggrave les problèmes financiers, la maladie mentale et la perception du risque d’itinérance chez les Ottaviens et Ottaviennes, qui appuient en majorité un programme de revenu de base

Ottawa ON – Alors qu’Ottawa s’engage dans la deuxième vague de la pandémie de COVID-19, La Mission d’Ottawa a publié un sondage d’opinion publique réalisé par la firme Nanos Research qui montre l’impact de la pandémie sur les finances, la santé mentale et le risque d’itinérance perçu chez les résidents et résidentes. « L’an dernier, […]

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Covid19 worsens the finances, mental health and perceived risk of homelessness for people in Ottawa, with a majority supporting a Basic Income Program

Public opinion poll and shelter user data illustrate fine line between who is homeless and who is not Ottawa, ON – As Ottawa enters the second wave of the continuing Covid19 pandemic, The Ottawa Mission has released a public opinion poll by Nanos Research which shows the impact of the pandemic on residents’ finances, mental […]

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Helping Those in Need: The Ottawa Mission Serves 2946 Special Meals this Thanksgiving

Ottawa, ON – During The Ottawa Mission’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, which was held on October 12th, the shelter served 2946 meals. On any given day, the Ottawa Mission serves over 1420 meals to shelter residents and those in need in the community. During special meals such as Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, The Mission provides many […]

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Why I work for The Mission: NIVES

Nives has worked at The Mission for three years, the past two as Coordinator for the Hope and Day Programs. “The Hope Program is a residential treatment program focused on harm reduction, and the Day Program is a psychoeducational and support group offered to men impacted by addictions and trauma.” Nives spend most of her […]

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