About The Ottawa Mission

The Ottawa Mission provides food, shelter, clothing, and life-changing programs to people who are hungry, homeless and lost.

Last year we served an average of 1,307 meals each day and provided shelter to 220 people every night. Being a part of the WALK means that you will help hundreds of people receive food, shelter and hope for a better future.


Event Day Details
Save the date - WALK Day is February 24, 2018!


Jean Pigott Place
Ottawa City Hall
110 Laurier Avenue West
Ottawa, ON



  •  4 pm – Registration opens
  •  5 pm – Opening Ceremonies
  •  5:15 pm – Walk begins (all distances)
  •  6 pm – Registration closes
  •  6pm – Meal service begins
  •  8 pm – Route closes, meal service ends

Between 6:00 and 8:00 pm a warm, light meal will be served to all walkers and volunteers.


Registration opens at 4:00 pm. All walkers must check-in and sign a waiver form before participating.

Please come prepared with:

  •  A signed Waiver Form available online under TOOLS / FORMS on the main site.
  •  All Cash and Cheques payable to “Coldest Night of the Year”
  •  A Pledge Sheet with all donor data filled out completely and neatly


  •  Post all pledges of cash and cheques online in your personal fundraising page and print off the My Results Formand bring with cash or cheques.
  • (you can find the My Results Form in the fundraising hub under ‘fundraising’->’download forms’)


  • 0-10 Free
  • 11-17 – Youth (pay $25 or raise minimum of $75)
  • 18+ – Adult (pay $25 or raise minimum of $150)
  • The toque is for anyone who pays the fee or raises the minimum
  • Reg Fee increase to $40 effective Monday, February 19th

Route Details

Route Options include:

  • 2 km walk
  • 5km walk
  • 10 km walk

Rest stops will be available on all routes.

Maps will be available at the Welcome Desk. All routes will be well signed.

Route marshalls, rest stop attendants, and sweep vehicle drivers will be available for support along the route.

All walkers 12 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times.

What to Bring

Please bring:

  •  any cash or cheques made out to “Coldest Night of the Year”
  •  a completed pledge form or “My Results Form” to match the cash or cheques
  •  a signed waiver form
  •  good walking waterproof shoes/boots
  •  warm coat & mitts

Come prepared while keeping an eye on the expected weather.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Lead Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Supporting Sponsor

Events Sponsor

Goods and Services Sponsor

Distance Sponsor

Rest Stop Sponsor