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Ottawa Mission

The Ottawa Mission began 111 years ago as a place that offered emergency shelter and a warm meal to men who were experiencing homelessness in our community. It still offers that and much, much more, thanks in large part to support from the community and events like Leadercast. The Ottawa Mission has evolved over the years into a place that

Lloyd – Mission Story

Lloyd Richards was inspired to become a volunteer at The Ottawa Mission by his late wife, Micheline, who was a lifelong advocate for the hungry, homeless and hurting. At 77, Lloyd, a proud native of Cape Breton, brings special energy and dedication to everything he does.  And at Thanksgiving and Christmas in particular, one of Lloyd’s volunteer roles becomes very

Maurice – Mission Story

Men who enter The Mission’s 5-month LifeHouse residential addiction treatment program (usually 11 per group) live in a small house adjacent to the shelter.  They often form strong bonds with one another as they share their life experiences during group counselling sessions, and also share responsibilities for cooking and cleaning the house.  Sometimes there is someone in the group who

Chef Ric – Mission Story

The Ottawa Mission is proud to announce that this Fall our own Chef Ric Watson has been honored by the province with the Ontario Medal of Good Citizenship!  This is a very exclusive honor that is reserved for individuals who “through long- term efforts, have made an outstanding contribution to their community”. Chef Ric was recognized primarily for his years