June 09, 2017

Caring businesses help employees give back

At The Ottawa Mission, people of all ages and backgrounds take time out of their busy schedules to volunteer and help people in need. Some people are fortunate to work for companies and organizations that foster the spirit of giving back, and they come in with co-workers as a group and make an even bigger impact.

In recent weeks, we’ve welcomed corporate groups from Raymond James, Xilinx, TELUS, Export Development Canada, Merck and GENBAND, which kicked off June with a global day of service. These corporate volunteer groups help with many different needs – from meal prep in our kitchen to sorting clothing donations in our clothing room.

Volunteering is a great way to learn about the issues around homelessness and be part of the life-changing services that are offered at The Ottawa Mission. If you’d like to learn more about how to you and your co-workers can arrange to volunteer, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or call 613-234-1144.

On behalf of everyone at The Ottawa Mission, a huge thanks to all of our volunteers for the contribution of time and compassion to people in need.