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In Praise of our Priceless Volunteers

Next week is National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers, including some very special people we see every week at The Ottawa Mission. Our dedicated, compassionate army of volunteers – an average of 250 a week! – help to care for hundreds of people every day of […]

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Walking with Kevin on the road to recovery

Kevin’s life is in transition. For the past 4 months, he has been drug and alcohol free after battling addiction for many years. And now Kevin’s recovery journey is also in transition. At The Ottawa Mission, the addiction and trauma team try to meet people where they are in their journey. Some are still actively […]

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An Easter Celebration in the Making

Easter is almost here!  At The Ottawa Mission’s celebration on Monday, March 28 we expect to serve more than 2,500 meals to people who have nowhere else to go.  Our hope – and our goal – is that anyone in need is taken care of and given a special Easter dinner. Our kitchen is a […]

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Lent at The Mission

Every weekday at 10:55 a.m. a general announcement is made over the intercom at The Ottawa Mission by our Chaplain, Cosmas Ajawara: “Chapel service begins in five minutes. Everyone is welcome.” People staying at the shelter, and people who live in the community join together to routinely fill the fifty chapel seats for this daily […]

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A special program for those who love to learn

The Ottawa Mission has been a partner in a very special program called Discovery University for several years now. DU allows people who are homeless or living on low incomes the opportunity to participate in non-credit, university-level Humanities and Social Sciences courses at no cost. This program is offered by The Ottawa Mission in partnership […]

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