Giving Thanks For A New Country

Deng first came to Canada as a political refugee from Sudan in 2000, landing in Vancouver and making his way to Brooks, Alberta where he worked in a meat packing plant. His experience as a civil society leader inspired him to join the fight for better working conditions and wages at the plant. The story […]

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Building Homes For Everyone Since 1958

Urbandale is a long-time fixture on the Ottawa map. The company began as a modest venture in 1958 when Herbert Nadolny and Lyon Sachs, two lifelong friends, bought Urbandale Realty Corporation. They expanded in the 1960s, building condominiums and rental communities around town, including a dozen affordable low-rise family communities and high-rise seniors’ residences for […]

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Building A Relationship Of Kindness

“Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.” Matthew 14:19 Greg Huyer and Scott Rufolo met in England over 20 years ago after moving to Cambridge, Scott from the US and Greg from Canada. After finishing their studies in the UK, they moved […]

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One Volunteer’s Marathon Of Hope

Volunteers keep The Ottawa Mission up and running. If there was a prize ribbon for volunteering, it would certainly be pinned on David Barker, who recently tallied up a streak of 72 days in a row. When David is not training for volunteer marathons, he serves as a social worker for The John Howard Society. […]

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Dignity For One And All

It is a matter of human dignity that no person should have to face the end of life alone. The Ottawa Mission’s Diane Morrison Hospice was founded by our retired Executive Director in 2001 to ensure that individuals in its care will be honoured in their final days. It is a unique facility and the […]

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