The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is a Christian organization that gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada. We offer practical assistance to individuals and seniors, children and families, often tending to the necessities of life, and providing shelter and support for those who need help. The Salvation Army has had a presence in the Ottawa core and the ByWard Market since 1908.

Centre of Hope Ottawa

The Salvation Army’s new Centre of Hope will be located in Ottawa’s eastern downtown area at 333 Montreal Road. Purposefully designed to be accessible, serving a broad range of community needs, the Centre of Hope will be as open and welcoming to the broader community as it is to the people who need our services.

The Centre of Hope will offer Supportive Housing, Transitional Independent Living Programs, Emergency Shelter, and in partnership with Ottawa Inner City Health, a Special Medical Care unit. These services are critical for Ottawa’s vulnerable populations. We will be providing a continuum of care that will help people to get back on their feet. and maintain stable housing. This includes critical life-building skills like guidance and counselling, budgeting assistance, providing emergency food, clothing, and furniture.

The space will also be one that is accessible to community groups, allowing for community-building activities and events that are accessible to all, including language training, art classes, music lessons, dance classes, awards events, church and community group activities, and more.

The Centre of Hope has been designed to meet the City of Ottawa’s new Shelter Standards. As a purpose built facility, we have eliminated communal washrooms and reduced number of occupants per room (no bunkbeds or dorm-style accommodations). The strategic design, including having separate wings of the building that can manage any potential outbreaks, has enabled us to easily to adapt to the new pandemic reality.

The Salvation Army acknowledges that the land on which the Centre of Hope will be built on, is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg People.