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Winter Health

Winter in Canada can feel long regardless of where you live. But for those staying in a homeless shelter like The Ottawa Mission, the winter can seem extra-long indeed. On top of the cold weather, many people are struck with bad colds or flu bugs. The Ottawa Mission’s Primary Health Clinic is a busy place […]

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AS CHRISTMAS DRAWS NEAR

The Christmas season is often bittersweet at The Ottawa Mission. It’s hard to witness people struggling, many of whom will face the holidays and the coming New Year alone. On the other hand, it’s heartwarming to see our caring and compassionate volunteers, donors and staff go above and beyond the call of duty to bring […]

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Discovery U Graduation 2016

About 50 people gathered in a special room at the University of Ottawa last week to celebrate the end of three special Fall university classes. The Ottawa Mission has been a partner in a very special program called Discovery University for several years. DU allows people who are homeless or living on low incomes the […]

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Maurice’s Christmas of Hope

This will be the second Christmas Maurice has spent without the person he called his best friend – his mom. He says the day she passed away in the summer of 2015 marked the very lowest point in an already troubled life – a life marked by mental illness, addiction and homelessness. Maurice was born […]

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William’s Transformation

William is reaching an important milestone just before Christmas this year.  On December 21 he will be 50.  While this is special on its own, there is so much more that he will be celebrating this year.   Because William’s life has truly been transformed – in more ways than one. It began on June 16 […]

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