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Reaching Out to the Inuit Community

The Ottawa Mission is fortunate to participate in many community partnerships – all of them aimed at providing the best possible services to people in crisis in our community. One recent addition to our list of partners is Tungasuvvingat Inuit (TI) – an organization that focuses on providing crisis intervention, counselling, social support and cultural […]

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A SON’S INSPIRATION… A LIFE CHANGED

At 55, Chris is beginning a whole new life – one he could never have imagined even a year ago. Chris’s adulthood was marked by addiction and trouble with the law. Although he was college educated and had a good job, a number of influences – including a troubled relationship with his father, the sudden […]

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VOLUNTEER CORNER – A KIND AND GRATEFUL HEART

As she approached retirement after 40 years as a counsellor and social worker, Jean Wylie was looking for volunteer opportunities. Thankfully for us, she answered the call one day to help make sandwiches at The Ottawa Mission. That was seven years ago, and Jean has become a familiar face to the staff and clients at […]

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WENYIN – THE FACE OF INSPIRATION

When you meet Wenyin for the first time you are struck by his beaming smile and humble nature. And when you hear about his journey over the past year, you can’t help but be amazed by how much he has turned his life around in such a short space of time. Wenyin is 36 and […]

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GLEN IS GRATEFUL TO BE HOME

Glen has spent much of his adult life in and out of shelters across Canada, including The Ottawa Mission, struggling with addiction and trying to find a way to stabilize his life. Glen stayed with us for several months last year and says although life is pretty chaotic living in a shelter and sharing a […]

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