At The Ottawa Mission, we host a variety of events throughout the year aim to bring people together to learn more about homelessness and help raise funds to support life-changing work.

Signature Events

Several times a year, The Ottawa Mission hosts large-scale events that bring together community members, local businesses, and partner organizations to raise funds to support homeless people in Ottawa. Learn more about The Blue Door Gala and The Coldest Night of the Year.

Host An Event

Join our Mission Possible! Individuals, families, community organizations or associations, companies, schools – really anyone can hold an event, big or small! We appreciate your efforts and are here to help you host a successful fundraising event.

Upcoming events

Volunteer Orientation Sessions

  • January 13th | 6 p.m.
  • February 10th | 6 p.m.
  • March 9th | 6 p.m.
  • April 6th | 6 p.m.

Interested in volunteering at the Ottawa Mission? Come join us at one of our volunteer orientation sessions to get started. Learn more about volunteering. 

February Frost by Giving Gertie

Giving Gertie is a local not-for-profit that sells small loot bags for people in need with funds going to support local charities. Learn more

Sigma Chi Homeless For the Homeless

  • Monday, Feb. 10 – Wednesday Feb. 12
  • Morisset Park – University of Ottawa

Students from the University of Ottawa’s Sigma Chi Fraternity will be sleeping outside on campus to help raise awareness for people experiencing homelessness and raise funds for The Ottawa Mission. Learn more 

Coldest Night of the Year

  • Saturday, February 22nd, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • Shaw Centre

The Coldest Night of the Year is a family-friendly walk that raises money for charities serving hungry, homeless, and hurting people in our community. Learn more