Remembering the “Empress of Ireland Disaster”

Remembering the “Empress of Ireland Disaster”

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The Empress of Ireland is an important part of history for both The Salvation Army and Canada.

On the morning of May 29, 1914, the nation was shocked to learn that the Empress of Ireland had been rammed and, just 14 minutes later, sank into the St. Lawrence River. Of the 1,477 people on board, 1,012 died.

Although the tragedy impacted the whole country, The Salvation Army bore the brunt of its blow, losing almost 150 of its members that included […]

New programs help vulnerable people re-enter workforce

New Programs Help Vulnerable People Re-enter the Workforce

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Looking for employment can be discouraging, but job-searching with limited skill-sets is even more frustrating. The Salvation Army in Courtenay, B.C., has introduced several new programs that give vulnerable people the confidence and expertise needed to re-enter the workforce.

Several months ago The Salvation Army’s community and family services recognized a need to offer practical help that would help stop the cycle of poverty in the community. They set up an office where guests could write and submit resumés online, check […]

The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada Thank You

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The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada thank you for donating gently-used goods and clothing. The Salvation Army Thrift Stores Canada supports the mission of The Salvation Army by generating funds and influencing positively the communities in which they operate. Salvation Army Thrift Stores are a national, charitable organization that operate 107 stores across Canada and rely upon the generous donations of community members to help support those in need. Donations remain in the local community.

Free furniture helps people who were homeless

Free Furniture Helps People Who Were Homeless Turn Housing into Homes

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For people experiencing homelessness, moving into a place with four walls and a roof over their heads is life-changing. But shelter alone doesn’t make a home, and The Salvation Army in Lethbridge, Alta., is providing them with furniture and all the essentials needed for setting up a new place of residence.

In partnership with the City of Lethbridge’s Housing First Initiative, The Salvation Army’s “Just Like Home” program started in 2013. Since then, furniture and other items have been distributed to […]