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University of Ottawa Sigma Chi Fraternity holds annual Winter sleep out

Ottawa, ON – For the sixth year in a row, the University of Ottawa’s Sigma Chi Fraternity is planning its 72-hour winter sleep out “Homeless for the Homeless” on the University campus to raise awareness and funds for people in need at The Ottawa Mission. Members of the Lambda Theta chapter of the Sigma Chi […]

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Egan: ‘I lived in a tent with my dog’ — Mission grad preps food, tastes life

By Kelly Egan, Ottawa Citizen – December 13, 2016 William Browne, 49, has been living on the streets, off and on, since he was 13. Having gone through homelessness and depression issues, Browne finally ended up at the Ottawa Mission, where his life turned around. On Thursday he will graduate from the food services program at […]

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The Ottawa Mission’s Special Christmas Dinner

Ottawa, ON – The Ottawa Mission helps hundreds of people who are struggling during the Christmas season. We hope to make the holidays a little brighter with the annual Christmas Dinner planned for later this month. The Ottawa Mission’s special Christmas Dinner will take place Sunday, December 18th from 11:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. in […]

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Finding a place to sleep when you're experiencing homelessness during an Ottawa winter can be difficult

Homelessness in Ottawa

An In-Depth Look at Homelessness in Canada’s Capital What causes an Ottawa individual or family to experience homelessness? It’s often the result of a number of factors; poverty, lack of affordable housing, mental health issues, violence against young people, domestic abuse, eviction, trauma, and addiction are all leading causes. Many city-wide organizations and volunteers do […]

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MEDIA RELEASE

Ottawa, ON – On Thanksgiving Monday, October 10th, The Ottawa Mission will hold its annual Thanksgiving Dinner for those who are homeless, hungry or alone. The special holiday meal event will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Last year, just over 3,000 meals were served during the 5 1/2 hour event. Many special […]

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