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Jim’s Special Christmas

At this time of year, staff and volunteers at The Ottawa Mission are busy preparing for Christmas – making sure that hungry, homeless and hurting people in our community will have a way to celebrate the spirit of the Christmas season while staying in our shelter. Although no one would choose to spend Christmas in […]

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We will remember

Today is Remembrance Day, and across Canada people will pause to reflect upon the tremendous sacrifices made – both past and present – to maintain our freedom and keep peace in the world. Here at The Ottawa Mission, we have come to know an increasing number of military veterans in recent years. Some come here […]

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This Mission IS Possible

The 5th annual TELUS Mission Possible: Half Marathon/Relay/ 5K is coming up in just a couple of weeks. This year it will be held Sunday November 15th and once again the course will take runners and walkers through the beautiful Marshes Golf Course in Kanata. Last year, the 300 or so people who participated raised […]

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Spreading the Word

Each year The Ottawa Mission receives dozens of calls from students at the secondary and post-secondary levels wanting to learn more about what goes on at the shelter. Often this is part of completing an assignment on community organizations that help others, and sometimes it is curiosity about potential volunteer opportunities. As a way of […]

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Giving thanks on the journey

Our annual Thanksgiving Dinner may be over, but many are still feeling the spirit of the season and expressions of thankfulness and gratitude are all around. Here are some thoughts on being thankful from three people who are at The Ottawa Mission this week. David is a resident of The Mission’s LifeHouse program. After a […]

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