The Wrench is a media-based social enterprise that focuses on homelessness and chronic poverty. We publish Ottawa's only street newspaper, which includes written works from the street-involved.

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Street stories

My Friend Eddie

June 14, 2017 Ron Winstone 0

“In the long run, a shortcut seldom is.” ~  Malcolm Forbes. It was the spring of ‘92, my drug and alcohol use had reached an



Supportive Housing

April 14, 2017 John Sheldrick 1

Mayor Jim Watson recently made headlines after pledging to close one of Ottawa’s downtown emergency shelters in favour of supportive housing outside the city’s core.

Creative works

Father’s Pride

April 14, 2017 Candyman 0

To be a father is an honour There is no other ride, everything You say, everything you do must Come from a love deep inside