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Since 1906, The Ottawa Mission has been serving the homeless, the hungry and the lost by providing food, clothing, shelter and skills. In 2019-20, The Ottawa Mission provided emergency shelter to an average of 197 men each night and served an average of 1,422 meals every day. As the oldest and most progressive homeless shelter in the community, The Ottawa Mission also provides health services, mental health and addiction treatment programs, hospice care, dental services, housing services, educational support, job training, spiritual care and clothing to thousands in need in the Ottawa community. In September 2020, The Ottawa Mission marked the one-millionth hour that the shelter has been in existence since its founding in 1906. In 2019, The Ottawa Mission became a housing-focused shelter – reflective of its commitment to a home for everyone as a human right – with the launch of a new housing department. As part of Digital Doors Open, take a virtual tour of the site through the video below.

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Contact info

35 Waller Street
Ottawa, Ontario


Dates/hours open

Friday January 1 – Friday December 31, 2021
Part of Digital Doors Open Ottawa

Ottawa Mission, The 35 Waller Street