Hannah’s Story of Strength, Courage and Renewal

Hannah is 51 and, until now, has never had a job in her life. This was not her choice. To hear Hannah tell her story is to journey back with her through decades of unspeakable cruelty and abuse by her own family. But Hannah’s story is also about her journey forward to a life she […]

Read more

Anne & Phil Nagy – Making a Difference All Year Round

Anne and Phil Nagy are retired, but certainly not idle. Every week they volunteer in the kitchen at The Ottawa Mission, helping to serve 1,312 meals a day to people in need. As residents of Sandy Hill, Anne & Phil wanted to support their neighbourhood community directly, and they came to The Mission after speaking […]

Read more

Colin’s Life-Changing Inspiration

Colin has learned that inspiration can sometimes come when you least expect it. Colin suffers from addiction, and has been in and out of the shelter system for many years. Last year, while staying at The Ottawa Mission, he had to have knee replacement surgery. After a short time in hospital he returned to the […]

Read more

Hope & Renewal for the Soul

Just inside the front door of The Ottawa Mission is a small office that has a huge impact on the lives of so many of our clients – our Chaplain’s office. This is a place where anyone can seek guidance, support and a sympathetic ear – and it’s always busy! Beyond providing this dropin support, […]

Read more

Helping Those in Need this Christmas

The Ottawa Mission Serves Thousands in our Community Ottawa, ON – During the Ottawa Mission’s annual Christmas dinner, which was held on December 16, the shelter served thousands of meals to those in need in our community. On a yearly basis, The Mission serves almost 479,000 meals to shelter residents and members of the community […]

Read more