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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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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Frozen Turkey Donations Needed for The Ottawa Mission’s Thanksgiving Dinner

Ottawa, ON – Planning is underway for The Ottawa Mission’s annual Thanksgiving Dinner, coming up Monday October 10th. This annual event provides a special holiday dinner for those who are homeless or hungry in the community on Thanksgiving weekend. Once again this year, The Mission is appealing for community donations of large frozen turkeys for its Thanksgiving Dinner, which […]

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Ottawa Mission makes mental health a priority

By Michelle Nash Baker, Ottawa Community News May 5, 2016

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Helping Ottawa men climb back up life’s ladder

By Stephen Thorne, Ottawa Citizen March 4, 2016

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