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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’S JOURNEY BRINGS HER TO THE OTTAWA MISSION

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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BEATING THE SUMMER HEAT

For anyone who spends a significant amount of time outside – like people experiencing homelessness – you know the extreme heat of summer is equally as challenging to our health as the bitter cold of winter. At The Ottawa Mission, our Front Line teams routinely go outside on these hot days and walk around the […]

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THE LONG WEEKEND

School is out, the weather is great, and the first long weekend of the summer is upon us. Many of us will be getting together to celebrate Canada Day with family and friends. Peter will be spending the long weekend at The Ottawa Mission – and he is so grateful for the gifts of food, […]

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