Gathering the facts around homelessness

The Ottawa Mission is fortunate to have several community partners that also help people who are homeless in our community. We are also a member of the Ottawa Alliance to End Homelessness, which brings together agency partners to inspire action, to generate knowledge and to inform a community-wide effort to achieve an end to homelessness.

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Taking it one day at a time

The Ottawa Mission’s addiction treatment services are able to meet men where they are at in their recovery. Some are just starting the journey; others may have many months of sobriety but have relapsed and need help to get back on track. It takes a lot of courage to ask for help and our supportive […]

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Sharing the Blessings of Easter

Guest blogger – Chef Ric Watson, Ottawa Mission Manager of Food Services Easter is almost here, and at our celebration on Monday, April 6 we expect to serve more than 2500 meals to people who have nowhere else to go. Unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas, when many special community dinners are organized, the Easter weekend seems […]

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Lent at The Mission

Every weekday at 10:55 a.m. a general announcement is made over the intercom at The Ottawa Mission by our Chaplain, Cosmas Ajawara: “Chapel service begins in five minutes. Everyone is welcome.” People staying at the shelter, and people who live in the community join together to routinely fill the fifty chapel seats for this daily […]

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One Thin Dime

Guest blogger: Ottawa Mission Executive Director Peter Tilley Every day at The Ottawa Mission we see people who are hungry, homeless and hurting. Although everything we do in our work is aimed at helping them, we know that despite our best efforts, we can’t “do it all”. This can be discouraging from time to time. […]

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