Dave’s Second Chance

Dave’s life of addiction began when he was barely a teenager. Over time he lost everything – his parents, his children, and any hope for the future. It was only when an overdose nearly cost him his life at age 45 that he decided to seek help, and he found it at The Ottawa Mission. […]

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An Education in Giving Back

At The Ottawa Mission, we’re fortunate to have the support of some truly wonderful people in the community.  Some donate every month or hold special fundraising events in the community – others give the gift of their time as volunteers.  Recently we have seen many children reaching out to help The Mission – some of […]

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TELUS Mission Possible Half Marathon / 5K / Relay

The 5th Annual TELUS Mission Possible Half Marathon, 5K & Relay event was a smashing success! Almost 300 people took part on Sunday, November 15th and almost $12,000 was raised for The Ottawa Mission! Thanks to our title sponsor TELUS,  as well as the Running Room, Mizuno Running and the the several local businesses noted […]

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André’s Christmas Wish

André arrived in Ottawa from the U.S. in 2012 alone, with no place to live, and without the right paperwork to allow him to work even though he was a Canadian citizen. Someone told him about The Ottawa Mission, so André came seeking shelter – and received so much more. André was always focused on […]

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We Remember

Today marks Remembrance Day, and across Canada people will be pausing to reflect and to remember the tremendous sacrifices made – both past and present – to maintain our freedom and keep peace in our world. Here at The Ottawa Mission we occasionally see men staying at the shelter or coming in for meals who […]

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