Led by the Ottawa Mission, Discovery University offers university-level courses to the city’s homeless and those living on low incomes, taught by instructors from Ottawa’s universities – Carleton University, University of Ottawa and Saint Paul University. There are no course fees and course materials are free. Ten-week classes are offered twice a year, beginning in late September and late January.
“I was basically told that I was unteachable,” says Sean Meagher.
“But I like learning – and I like the chance to prove myself.”