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April 3, 2018

Ottawa, ON – On Easter Monday, April 2, The Ottawa Mission served new beginnings of hope and life to our clients and the members of the community at large with few options for a nutritious and shared meal.

“Each day, The Ottawa Mission serves over 1300 meals to our clients and also those in need in our community. For special occasions such as Easter, that number is much higher. But, unlike Thanksgiving and Christmas, when many special community dinners are organized, Easter offers fewer options for those who are hungry. Our goal for this special day is to ensure that anyone who is in need is provided with a special Easter dinner,” noted Peter Tilley, Executive Director of The Ottawa Mission.

The Easter meal was a significant undertaking involving 117 volunteers and thousands of pounds of food. Many dignitaries accepted The Ottawa Mission’s invitation to act as special servers for the event.

“We are blessed and grateful by the outpouring of support from our many volunteers, donors, and those who agreed to act as special servers. This is a powerful testament to the need to support the most vulnerable in our community and the work that we do every day at The Ottawa Mission toward this end,” Tilley concluded.

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Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has served the homeless, the hungry and the lost by providing food, clothing, shelter and hope. In 2017, The Ottawa Mission provided shelter to an average of 233 men every night and served an average of 1,308 meals every day to men and women. The Ottawa Mission also provides health services, including primary care, mental health and addiction treatment programs, hospice care, and dental services, as well as educational support and job training, spiritual care, and men’s clothing to thousands in need in our community.


Aileen Leo
Director of Communications
The Ottawa Mission
T: (613) 234-1144 x 305
C: (613) 712-3092