Graduation Day

June means graduation day for many students in schools, colleges and universities across our city.  It is a time filled with pride, laughter, tears and hope for the future. At The Ottawa Mission there will be two graduation days in June, and these are always special occasions because they truly demonstrate how our programs are […]

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Up And Running

Late last month hundreds of local runners showed their support for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombings  by walking as a group from Parliament Hill to the U.S. Embassy where they tied pairs of new and gently used running shoes to the gates of the embassy – to be later distributed to local charities.  […]

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Finding Work… and Hope

Most of the people who come to The Ottawa Mission have no desire to spend time at a homeless shelter.  They are just like you and me – they have families, and have had homes and jobs in the past.  The difference is that circumstances in their lives have left many of them sick and […]

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Volunteers give more than their time

This week we honour a group of people who help The Ottawa Mission in so many ways. Those people are volunteers. Each month, close to 250 people give the gift of their time – individuals, families and groups − not only in the kitchen, but in our clothing room, library, computer lab, medical and dental […]

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A Helping Hand in Times of Need

Many different types of people walk through the doors of The Ottawa Mission every day.  Some need medical help or addiction treatment.  Others are facing day to day challenges that they can’t overcome on their own, and need food, a place to sleep, and some basic help to get back on their feet.  Benoit is […]

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