The Coldest Night of the Year is a winterrific family-friendly walk in support of local charities serving people experiencing hurt, hunger, and homelessness. Join us on February 24, 2024 - team up, fundraise, walk, and take a moment to look closer... because it’s cold out there.
The Ottawa Mission has 17 programs to meet the needs of our most vulnerable community members, including: emergency food and shelter; health services; mental health; addiction treatment programs; hospice care; dental services; housing services; educational support; job training; spiritual care; and clothing to thousands in need in our community.
The impact of the ongoing pandemic has been especially hard on those who are homeless and precariously housed, with many services in these communities closed or only partially reopened to minimize the risk of Covid‐19.
The pandemic has been difficult for many people who were before just making ends meet. Given the collective impact of Covid‐19 on people’s mental health, finances and perceived risk of homelessness, The Ottawa Mission remains the first place of refuge for increasing numbers of vulnerable people, and expects to for the next several years.