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Coldest Night of the Year 2017

It wasn’t anywhere near the COLDEST night of the year – quite mild for February actually – but the event bearing the name “Coldest Night of the Year’ (CNOY) was held last Saturday across Canada. The Ottawa Mission’s CNOY walk started at Ottawa City Hall and made its way through downtown, and it was certainly […]

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Mark Graduates to a New Life

Mark recently celebrated four years of sobriety.  This alone is a major achievement for the 55 year old who struggled with addiction for many years.   But beyond this, in the past year Mark has turned his life around in a remarkable way. Mark is from Windsor, Ontario where he grew up in foster care.  Life […]

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University of Ottawa Sigma Chi Fraternity holds annual Winter sleep out

MEDIA RELEASE February 02. 2017 Ottawa, ON – For the sixth year in a row, the University of Ottawa’s Sigma Chi Fraternity is planning its 72-hour winter sleep out “Homeless for the Homeless” on the University campus to raise awareness and funds for people in need at The Ottawa Mission. Members of the Lambda Theta […]

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Let’s Talk About Mental Health

January 30th marks a special day in the efforts to destigmatize mental illness and more importantly create awareness that it’s ok to talk about it. Bell’s #LetsTalk day is aimed at speaking up and understanding that talking about our mental health is an important first step towards lasting change. People who come to The Ottawa […]

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Case manager Michael Toffelmire talks about what it's like to work at a shelter for men, one of Ottawa's top charities

Making a career out of helping people

Case Manager Michael Toffelmire Discusses What Work is Like at The Ottawa Mission Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work for a nonprofit organization that’s working to help people in need? How does a career in social services impact the community? Michael Toffelmire joined The Ottawa Mission’s team in 2014 as one of […]

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