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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, […]

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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 […]

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Carole’s “Safe Place”

Nurse Practitioner Cynthia with Carole’s Poem Carole suffers from multiple health issues and is unable to work.  For many years, she did not have access to a family doctor and had to rely on drop-in clinics to meet her increasingly complex healthcare needs.   She often had to visit different clinics, and because she suffers from […]

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Kit’s Perspective – “They Are Our Guests”

With more than 20 years of service under her “apron” Kit McKay is one of The Ottawa Mission’s most longstanding volunteers at our annual holiday dinners.  She has generously helped us out at all three dinners – Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas – every year, almost without exception.  She began volunteering for us by bringing her […]

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Joe’s Christmas Gift of Hope

Joe – who is also featured on our newsletter’s cover – will be sharing Christmas dinner with us at The Ottawa Mission this year, as he has done for many years.  Since first coming through our doors eight years ago, hungry and suffering from addiction, a lot has changed in Joe’s life. A native of […]

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