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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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A STEPPING STONE TO EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY

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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GET LOUD for Mental Health Week

You’ll be hearing a lot about ‘GETTING LOUD’ in the next few days. Monday marks the start of Canadian Mental Health Week and the Canadian Mental Health Association – an important partner of The Ottawa Mission – wants us to GET LOUD. It means speaking up to stop the discrimination and the stigma that often […]

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Leadercast shines the light on leadership and helping people in need

How do you define leadership? How does one become a better leader? These are questions that everyone asks at one time or another – whether in a professional or personal context. The Ottawa Mission is proud to be a beneficiary of an upcoming event focusing on leadership, called Leadercast®.  This one-day event on Friday, May […]

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