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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Celebrating Milestones at The Mission

This past week at The Mission we celebrated the achievements of 47 men who have reached important milestones in their road to recovery from addiction. For Bill, it was recognition for 3 consecutive months of daily attendance at our drop in Day Program – something that seemed unattainable at this time last year and is […]

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In Praise of our Priceless Volunteers

Next week is National Volunteer Week – a time to recognize, celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers, including some very special people we see every week at The Ottawa Mission. Our dedicated, compassionate army of volunteers – an average of 250 a week! – help to care for hundreds of people every day of […]

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Walking with Kevin on the road to recovery

Kevin’s life is in transition. For the past 4 months, he has been drug and alcohol free after battling addiction for many years. And now Kevin’s recovery journey is also in transition. At The Ottawa Mission, the addiction and trauma team try to meet people where they are in their journey. Some are still actively […]

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