Helping those who have served our country

We will mark Remembrance Day this week. This is a day to for all of us to pause and reflect upon the tremendous sacrifices made – both past and present – to maintain our freedom and keep peace in the world. Here at The Ottawa Mission we have seen military veterans of all ages come […]

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A Magical Halloween Season at The Ottawa Mission

Thanks to the great support of volunteers and donors, The Ottawa Mission is able to ensure that the people we help – who are often alone and feel forgotten – are able to enjoy some fun seasonal activities.  Halloween is one such occasion and, this year, we had a triple dose of magic. Last week, […]

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Chad is forever thankful

Recently we received a note on our Facebook page from Chad, a former resident of our shelter who was marking a special anniversary.  It was four years to the day since he had first slept at The Mission. We reached out to congratulate him and learned Chad’s life had changed significantly in those four years! […]

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Finding the Courage

When James walked into The Ottawa Mission this past spring, he was dealing with a crisis he’d never experienced before. He had lost his full time job in a machine shop and his long-term relationship with his girlfriend had ended. Suddenly he wasn’t sure what the future held for him and he realized he needed […]

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Ashley is a young woman determined to make her mark in the restaurant industry! Earlier this summer, she reached an important milestone in her journey. On June 17th she graduated – with flying colours – from The Ottawa Mission’s Food Services Training Program. This time last year, Ashley couldn’t have imagined that she would be […]

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