February 25, 2016

Building on a Strong Foundation – Introducing Sean Wong

The Ottawa Mission depends on donations from people in the community so that vital services and life-changing programs are provided to people in need who walk through our doors looking for help. Our donors are very special people – generous, committed and compassionate.

The Ottawa Mission Foundation was established in 2010 to oversee donations and fundraising activities so that those providing front line programs and services at the shelter could focus on their work without having the additional responsibility of raising funds.

We are very pleased to announce the Board of The Mission Foundation recently appointed a new Executive Director. Sean Wong will join us on February 29th.

Sean has spent 18 years working in the fundraising community. He previously held positions at The Salvation Army, University Hospitals Kingston Foundation and most recently, at Oxfam Canada where he was Director of Marketing and Fund Development. Sean succeeds Laird Eddy who retired from this position last fall.

As Peter Tilley, Executive Director at The Ottawa Mission says, “We rely on The Ottawa Mission Foundation team and their unique expertise to support everything we do at The Mission. Sean’s leadership will provide us with the continuing high level of support we need, and our donors need, to ensure that funds are available to support people who are homeless in our community.”

Welcome Sean!