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Wouldn’t You Like to Say “M.Y. Money Works”?

Everyone needs advice on managing their finances at some point in their life. For those living on low incomes, these challenges can be especially overwhelming. That’s why The Ottawa Mission, in partnership with the YMCA-YWCA, is about to launch a series of free workshops to help people who need it most. The program is called […]

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Legal assistance of a different kind

Once a month, people coming into The Ottawa Mission for a meal are treated to a wonderful dinner provided by a special organization. ‘Lawyers Feed the Hungry’ will mark its fourth anniversary in Ottawa this spring.  The program got its start in Toronto many years ago, but spread to Ottawa in 2010 and partnered with […]

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A Gift of Skating

At this time of year, so many Ottawa natives and tourists alike share the enjoyment of skating on the world’s longest skating rink.  It’s a simple, inexpensive pleasure and almost anyone can participate. But for most of the men staying at The Ottawa Mission, not having skates puts this activity out of reach. Bert is […]

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Warm hearts to start the New Year

2014 has been ushered into Ottawa by Mother Nature’s bone-chilling weather. This extreme cold makes life more difficult for the men staying at The Ottawa Mission’s emergency shelter. The limited space inside the shelter becomes a little more crowded, getting out in the community to search for jobs and housing becomes a little harder for […]

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The Graham’s Family Christmas

Adam and Amy Graham were 10 and 9 years old respectively when Christmas day took on a whole new meaning.  They woke their parents, Tracey and Ron, and everyone trooped downstairs to open gifts.  As is usually the case, the big event was over in a matter of minutes, and Amy and Adam were feeling […]

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