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Putting health first at The Ottawa Mission

Winter in Canada can feel long regardless of where you live. But for those staying in a homeless shelter like The Ottawa Mission, the winter can seem extra-long indeed. On top of the cold weather, many people are struck with bad colds or flu bugs. The Ottawa Mission’s Primary Health Clinic, which celebrates its 7th anniversary this […]

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A Special Way to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

There are many definitions and examples of love to be found in our world today, besides the romantic love that many people will celebrate on Valentine’s Day this month.  We are blessed at The Ottawa Mission because we often see many other forms of love and caring – particularly in the kind acts of our […]

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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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