Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in Canada and Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 28, calls on Canadians to join the national conversation about mental health.

Wellness for All

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Mental illness is the leading cause of disability in Canada and Bell Let’s Talk Day, January 28, calls on Canadians to join the national conversation about mental health.

Did you know that:

  • on any given week, more than 500,000 Canadians will not go to work because of mental illness
  • only 49% of Canadians said they would socialize with a friend who had a serious mental illness
  • 1 in 5 Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life
  • 2 out [...]
Salvation Army program in Ottawa helps young parents complete their high school education

Literacy Impacts Lives

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Family Literacy Day, held annually on January 27, raises awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Increasing the level of literacy in both adults and children can lead families and individuals to social stability, increased self-confidence and economic opportunity.

Many people with low literacy levels live in a cycle of poverty. They have fewer choices in jobs, education housing and other things they need to live full lives.

From coast to coast, Salvation Army literacy [...]

Salvation Army Booth Centre in Montreal helps men in difficulty break the cycle of addiction

The Power of a Secret

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Réjean had an ugly secret. He concealed it to protect a family member—but had no idea the depth of personal harm that would cause. Revealing the traumatic experience was the only thing that could set him free. And the longer he waited, the more destructive was its impact.

“At age 12 I was abused by a neighbour,” says Réjean. “I was afraid to tell my parents—my dad would kill him. That would mean prison and I didn’t want to lose my [...]