Easter – a time for hope and renewal.

Close to 2800 meals are expected to be served at Easter dinner at The Ottawa Mission on Easter Monday, April 1.  The people who come in for those meals will include many who are homeless and living in shelters, families living in poverty, and many men and women who are alone and looking for fellowship […]

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When Helping Brings Hope

Bhavesh has been volunteering at The Ottawa Mission every week for the past two years. He recently graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Criminology and hopes to become a police officer. Like many people new to The Mission, when he first arrived Bhavesh had certain preconceived notions about people who are […]

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Another Face of The Ottawa Mission

We often try to highlight the struggles of people who come to The Ottawa Mission because they are homeless, or suffering from addiction.  There is another group of people who regularly come through our doors, and Fern is one of them. Fern has never stayed at our shelter.  He lives alone in a small, subsidized […]

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Gordon’s project at the SSLC

Gordon is a young man who has struggled with depression and mental illness most of his life.  For the past few years, he has travelled back and forth from his home on the west coast to Ottawa trying to find his place in life.    The time he has spent at The Ottawa Mission has finally […]

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Farewell to Diane Morrison, long-time Executive Director

On Friday, January 11, Ottawa Mission staff, residents and volunteers wished a fond farewell to long-time Executive Director, Diane Morrison.  Diane started out as a volunteer here at The Ottawa Mission 23 years ago, while still working as an elementary school teacher.  Within three years she had become Executive Director of the organization, and under […]

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