A special Graduation at The Ottawa Mission

June is ‘graduation’ season for many families in the community and one of the highlights of the calendar this month  at The Ottawa Mission is a special graduation celebration we hold for the men and women in our Food Services Training Program. This week, 9 people completed the 5 month commitment to the culinary program. […]

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Hunger doesn’t take a holiday

As the summer months approach, many of us are making plans for vacation, visits to the cottage, or simply sitting in our backyard with a good book.  But for people who turn to The Ottawa Mission for help, the summer months are just like any other time of the year.  They are hungry and hurting […]

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Seeing is Believing

This past week we held a very special event at The Ottawa Mission and invited interested volunteers and donors to come for a visit to our shelter. We call this annual event “Walking Together” because we know that the people we serve – the hungry, those recovering from addiction, people looking for work and a […]

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The Ottawa Mission`s Stepping Stones Learning Centre is a small room on the top floor of our Client Services Centre located next to the main shelter. It`s not a formal `classroom` but rather a place where men and women can find support for a number of different educational hurdles – whether it`s completing online courses […]

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Joel’s Hunger for a Good Life

Imagine a childhood marked by family instability, abuse and years in foster care. For Joel this was a sad reality. By the age of 16, when Joel took to the streets, he had been through a lot. Even though his most recent foster home had been a good one, the years had taken their toll. […]

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