A special program for those who love to learn

The Ottawa Mission has been a partner in a very special program called Discovery University for several years now. DU allows people who are homeless or living on low incomes the opportunity to participate in non-credit, university-level Humanities and Social Sciences courses at no cost. This program is offered by The Ottawa Mission in partnership […]

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Building on a Strong Foundation – Introducing Sean Wong

The Ottawa Mission depends on donations from people in the community so that vital services and life-changing programs are provided to people in need who walk through our doors looking for help. Our donors are very special people – generous, committed and compassionate. The Ottawa Mission Foundation was established in 2010 to oversee donations and […]

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Every Day is Family Day at The Mission

For many of the people who stay with us at The Ottawa Mission, or who come in for meals, family takes on a whole new meaning. John suffered for years from mental illness and addiction. His family had long ago given up on him when he came to us looking for help. That was more […]

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A Valentine’s Gift from the Heart

For many people Valentine’s Day includes planning a special meal for people we care about. The same is true at The Ottawa Mission. Every year, we work hard to make sure that those who are alone feel included on this special day. And we always have help from our generous community! This year once again […]

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John’s Long Journey Home

John is 52 years old and has lived in the Ottawa area all his life. He has always worked – for many years as a tire technician, and also in food services. Behind the scenes, however, John was living with a growing addiction – one that had him in its grasp for 28 long years. […]

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