Your Mission, Should You Choose to Accept It…

The third annual TELUS Mission Possible: Half Marathon and 5K event will be held this Sunday November 10th at the Marshes Golf Course in Kanata. It’s an incredible show of community support for The Ottawa Mission – and you don’t have to be an experienced runner to take part! After the run, participants can enjoy brunch […]

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The Diane Morrison Hospice – One Patient’s Story

Thomas is 56 years old and in palliative care at the Diane Morrison Hospice at The Ottawa Mission. He was living alone in a subsidized apartment in Ottawa when he became terminally ill. Thomas is one of six children in a family with roots in a small farming community in the Annapolis Valley in Nova […]

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An Incredible Thanksgiving Mission

Brian Lafleur and Julia Shillolo say they have a lot to be thankful for. As avid runners and hikers, they are healthy, happily married and have wonderful friends and family in their lives. Several times a year, including Thanksgiving, they drive to Ontario’s beautiful Muskoka area to see Julia’s parents.  That’s just over 385 kilometers […]

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Orléans Community Garden helps feed the hungry at The Ottawa Mission

It was a bountiful harvest at the Orléans Community Garden this year. Those tending to garden plots at the community garden at the corner of St.Jospeh Blvd and 10th Line Road donated more than 3000 lbs of fresh produce to The Mission! The head of The Ottawa Mission kitchen, Chef Ric Watson says “This community […]

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Thanksgiving Blessings

Guest Blogger:  Chef Ric Watson  As the Manager of Food Services and Head Chef at The Ottawa Mission for more than 10 years, I have experienced many Thanksgivings here.  It is always a special time, and yesterday was no exception. I always do a “plate count” at the end of the day to see precisely […]

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