The Ottawa Mission

Site: The Ottawa Mission

Service: Education Support and Job Training

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Contact Information
Office Phone 24 hours 613-234-1144 ext 232
Primary Contact Jo McLean, Senior Program Manager; Phone: 613-234-1144 ext 289; Email:
Alternate Contact Alleen Leo, Director of Communications; Phone: 613-234-1144 ext 305; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Aneesha Sidhu, Volunteer Manager; Email:
Primary Executive Peter Tilley, Executive Director; Email:
Address & Map
35 Waller St
Ottawa, ON K1N 7G4
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Physical Access Partially Accessible
Description & Services
Description (Service) Education support services and job training programs

Stepping Stones Learning Centre: a teacher and volunteer tutors help adult men and women complete their high school education or post-secondary programs provided through online training or in-class instruction * students work one-on-one with the teacher or tutor on a variety of goals including basic literacy, computer training, job searching through Career Cruising, on-line courses, French Club, etc.

Discovery University: participation in non-credit, university-level Humanities and Social Sciences courses at no cost * courses are taught by professors and all textbooks and course materials are provided * partnership between The Ottawa Mission, University of Ottawa, Saint Paul University, Carleton University and First Baptist Church

Food Services Training Program: five-month training program where men and women on social services can learn the skills necessary to work in a commercial kitchen

Custodial Skills Training Program: access to custodial and care-taking work training through an eight week course at St. Nicholas Adult High School * includes classroom and on-the-job training, cleaning techniques, use of cleaning machinery and equipment, and a resume workshop
Hours Irregular, call for details
Areas Served Ottawa (City of)
Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
Individuals 18 years and older with a low income
Application Call or drop-in * Food Services Training Program: submit a resume or cover letter in person, fax, or by email at, or call 613-234-1144 ext 339 for more information * Custodial Skills Training Program: contact the Literacy and Basic Skills Department at St. Nicholas Adult High School at 613-228-8888 ext 263 or The Ottawa Mission's Education and Employment Support Workers at 613-234-1144 ext 232
Languages English ; French
Fees None
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Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 1906
Funding City / Town - City of Ottawa ; Provincial ; Donations - Charitable Registration Number: 108150509 RR0001
Elections The Board of Directors is elected.
Date Updated 16 Aug 2019
Service Categories Adult Basic Education ; Adult Literacy Programs ; French as a Second Language ; Occupation Specific Job Training ~ Building/Grounds Maintenance Occupations ; Occupation Specific Job Training ~ Food/Beverage Related Service Occupations ; Vocational Education ~ Arts and Culture Occupations ; Vocational Education ~ Science and Mathematics Occupations

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