How One Man Found a Path out of Homelessness

From Middle Class to Homelessness: How One Man Found a Path out of Destitution

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When the recession hit Canada in the late 1990s, Ross, a multi-media producer lost his job. Unable to find steady employment, he lived off his severance package. But his worries were far from over and Ross endured hardship unimaginable to most. “My severance ran out before I filed for unemployment,” says Ross. “When I couldn’t afford to pay rent, I was evicted. Staying with family wasn’t an option, so I parked my car at the back of a local grocery store lot and called that home.” Ross appeared to be

Salvation Army in the News

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In Canada, The Salvation Army serves 1.8 million people every year. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army at work during the week of July 21. Victoria, B.C. For the second year in a row, the

Child Poverty Rates Remain High

Child Poverty Rates in Canada Remain High

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One in seven Canadian children lives in a low-income household. Children are often the innocent victims of poverty. When Tanya’s marriage broke down, she was left with responsibilities she now had to bear on her own. “As a single parent,