Shirley Roy

Making ends meet: How Ottawa’s anti-poverty resources help those in need

December 17, 2013 // 0 Comments

By: Ellen Cottee In the lounge of The Ottawa Mission, a shelter and resource centre for the homeless in downtown Ottawa, four men sit at a table playing cards and laughing loudly. One of the men is clean-shaven, dressed in a button-down and jeans. The others are dressed in ill-fitting jeans and ripped windbreakers with unkempt beards and wild white hair. Another man sits silently in front of the filled bookshelves, his head in his hands and a beat-up backpack between his feet. These are just a few of the faces of poverty in Ottawa. . . . Read more