Homelessness and Health Service Providers come together to support homelessness emergency motion

MEDIA RELEASE January 21, 2020 Ottawa Mission releases Nanos Research national public opinion poll on homelessness that shows strong support for action by all levels of government Ottawa, ON – As Ottawa continues to endure bitter winter temperatures, homelessness and healthcare representatives have come together at the Ottawa Mission to express their support for Councillor […]

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Helping Those in Need this Christmas

Helping Those in Need this Christmas: The Ottawa Mission Serves Thousands in our Community During the Ottawa Mission’s annual Christmas dinner, which was held on December 22, the shelter served thousands of meals to those in need in our community. In 2018 – 2019, The Mission served over 495,000 meals to shelter residents and members […]

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Statement on motion to declare an emergency regarding homelessness in Ottawa

The Ottawa Mission strongly supports Councillor Catherine McKenney’s notice of motion brought forward to city council to declare an emergency regarding homelessness in Ottawa, and commends her for bringing this initiative forward in her capacity as Special Liaison for Housing and Homelessness on Ottawa City Council. Despite the City of Ottawa’s 10-year plan to reduce […]

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Greggory is Home for the Holidays

Greggory stayed with us at The Ottawa Mission over last Christmas, and although no-one wants to spend the holiday season in a shelter, he was very grateful for all that was done by staff and volunteers to make things as special as possible for those who had nowhere else to go. He talks about the […]

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Dylan’s Inspirational Journey

At 26, Dylan has had a lot of pain and hardship in his life. But, in recent years, he has also accomplished more than he ever dreamed possible! And he credits The Ottawa Mission for giving him life-changing support and inspiration when he needed it most. Dylan fell into a life of alcohol and drugs […]

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