Santa Shuffle participants raise awareness and funds for The Salvation Army

Participate in a Fun Run and Change Lives


It’s fun, festive and great exercise. The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle is also an easy way to support struggling people in your community.

Every year, in 41 cities across Canada, over 16,000 participants secure pledges, dress in festive gear, walk or run, and brave the weather to make a difference in their local communities.

“Over $600,000 was raised last year,” says Erin McGrath, National Race Director. “Participants helped to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals and families at Christmas and throughout the […]

Piggy bank with Santa hat, gifts, christmas tree

Budgeting Makes Christmas a Reality


Buy Christmas gifts or pay bills? This was a question Dorothy and her husband struggled with last year. Living from paycheque to paycheque, they barely made ends meet, let alone having extra money for Christmas. On the verge of bankruptcy they had to find a way to improve their financial situation or  Christmas would be another sad season.

“The Salvation Army’s budget counselling, along with diligence and determination, moved us toward a better future,” says Dorothy. “In the past few years, […]


Salvation Army Launches 125th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign


Toronto, ON November 16, 2015 – Today marks the national launch of The Salvation Army’s 2015 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 125th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty.

With a $21-million fundraising goal, the campaign enables local Salvation Army units in 400 communities across Canada help individuals and families with the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter. Contributions also allow The Salvation Army to […]

London, Ont., community and family services distributes toys to struggling families at Christmas

Layoffs Prompt Increased Need for Help at Christmas


With recent layoffs in London, Ont., The Salvation Army is seeing more people requesting assistance for Christmas this year. Hundreds of low-income families and individuals in Canada will depend on The Salvation Army to celebrate Christmas.

“At any time people can be hit with an unexpected crisis,” says Nancy Kerr, Program Services Manager for The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services in London. “From job loss to unexpected bills to relationship breakdowns we are replacing tears of defeat with smiles of […]