Ottawa, ON – As a unique and challenging year for our community draws to a close, Ottawa’s Caivan Communities has some good news: through the Building Tomorrow Together initiative it has made a donation of $150,000 in support of The Ottawa Mission.
“2020 has been one of the most difficult years for our shelter since we were founded in 1906,” stated Ottawa Mission CEO Peter Tilley. “The impact of the pandemic has meant an increased risk of hunger and homelessness for so many in our community, which means that our services are needed now more than ever. Caivan’s commitment to supporting our work to help the most vulnerable in our community could not be more timely.”
Jonathan Wiseman [Senior Vice President, Homebuilding], noted Caivan’s longstanding commitment to the work of The Ottawa Mission. “We’ve supported The Mission for the past several years and keep coming back to lend a hand because we’re amazed by their work. In addition to a warm meal and a safe place to sleep, The Mission offers so many programs to help the city’s most vulnerable people transform their lives. We’re honoured to be part of this effort.”
The Building Tomorrow Together initiative was launched in the summer of 2020. For each home sold by Caivan, the company agreed to make a donation to The Ottawa Mission. The$150,000 donation will not only support the increased needs that the shelter is facing for immediate support to combat hunger and homelessness, but also longer-term efforts to further expand services to help people improve their lives.
“The Building Tomorrow Together initiative has provided the Caivan team such a meaningful way to work with the Mission in energizing Ottawa’s future and we look forward to supporting their efforts in the year to come. Mr. Wiseman added.
“Christmas has come early this year to The Ottawa Mission with Caivan’s incredibly generous and much appreciated support,” Mr. Tilley concluded.
About The Ottawa Mission
Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been serving the homeless, the hungry and the lost by providing food, clothing, shelter and skills. In 2019-2020, The Ottawa Mission provided emergency shelter to an average of 197 men every night and served an average of 1,422 meals every day. The Ottawa Mission also provides to men and women health services, mental health and addiction treatment programs, hospice care, dental services, housing services, educational support, job training, spiritual care, and clothing to thousands in need in our community. In September 2020, The Ottawa Mission marked the one millionth hour that the shelter has been in existence since its founding in 1906. In 2019, the Mission became a housing-focused shelter reflective of its commitment to a home for everyone as a human right with the launch of a new housing department.
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