Vince sits in front of Salvation Army shelter

Helping the Homeless Beat the Streets


People don’t want to be homeless. Yet thousands of Canadians are one paycheck away, one crisis or one unpaid bill away from becoming homeless.

World Homeless Day, October 10, raises awareness of the issues facing people who are experiencing homelessness and encourages the public to take action to make a difference.

Vince’s story

When Vince and his girlfriend of seven years parted ways, he was suddenly homeless.  

“The breakup left me angry, hopeless and I felt worthless,” says Vince. “I fell into a […]

Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner

Salvation Army Serves up Food and Dignity


Thanksgiving is just around the corner and many of us will sit down to a traditional Thanksgiving feast. But, for vulnerable people such as low-income earners, the elderly on fixed incomes and people experiencing homelessness, Thanksgiving is a day where limited food and lack of money and resources is even more obvious.

“Four million Canadians are food insecure with many not knowing where their next meal will come from,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Public Relations and Development Secretary. “Whether it’s […]

Hurricane Joaquin Approaching Bermuda


Bermuda is under a severe weather warning, with Hurricane Joaquin around 200 nautical miles to the Island’s southwest earlier this morning. The storm is expected to pass west of Bermuda this afternoon and increase to hurricane force by evening.

“Presently we have very high winds and heavy rain, tropical storm conditions with hurricane conditions coming later today,” says Major Frank Pittman, who leads The Salvation Army in Bermuda. “Our emergency and disaster services (EDS) team has been mobilized and our […]


Salvation Army Joins United Nations Celebrations as Ten Million-Signature #UpForSchool Petition is Presented


The 2015 United Nations General Assembly was one of the most significant meetings in recent history. The 193 member-countries of the United Nations (UN) agreed an ambitious 15-year plan for the sustainable development of the planet, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that apply to every country in the world. Priority has been given to addressing the needs of the poorest people – a priority for The Salvation Army for the past 150 years. (Visit for […]