Red Cap and anti-bullying programs help kids respond to bullying in a positive manner

Salvation Army Helps Kids Deal with Bullying


At least one in three adolescent students in Canada are bullied and 47 percent of Canadian parents report having a child who is a victim of bullying.

On February 25, Pink Shirt Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying.

The Salvation Army, which exists in 400 communities across Canada, takes bullying seriously.

“Programs targeted to youth, such as Red Cap (an anger management course for children) deal with emotional [...]

Salvation Army enrichment program gives Lisa the tools she needs to embrace challenges

Opportunity and Purpose for People Who Live With Disabilities


Disability doesn’t mean inability.  At The Salvation Army’s Broadview Village Enrichment Program (BVEP) in Toronto, participants are conquering personal goals despite the day-to-day challenges of living with a disability.

“I really love it here,” says Lisa, 34. “Come and watch me do my puzzles.”

Sorting and recognizing patterns helps Lisa with fine motor development, hand-eye coordination, and sensory stimulation. With just the right amount of challenge, she stays interested and determined.

“Developmental disabilities cause individuals living with them many difficulties,” says Nicky Hall, [...]

Jeanne and her new, life-changing smile

The Power of a Smile


Jeanne hadn’t smiled for two years. When people stared at her broken and missing teeth she was embarrassed—she felt unattractive and worthless. Today, with help from The Salvation Army, she has turned her frown upside down.

“Dentures changed my life,” says Jeanne, 46. “I’m able to smile again and that self-confidence helps me cope with whatever challenges come my way.”

Jeanne’s life journey has been one filled with trauma and heartache. Two brothers molested her. She was beaten on a regular basis [...]

Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre receives donation of warm clothes from the Ottawa community

Community Spirit and an Army of Snowmen


The Salvation Army Ottawa Booth Centre men’s shelter has received a generous delivery of warm clothing from the Ottawa community.

Over 15 large industrial size garbage bags filled with hats, mitts, gloves, scarves, coats and new boots were donated through the Cracking Up The Capital World Record Snowman event held at TD Place in Ottawa on February 1st, 2015.

The comedy festival kick-off event that saw over 1,100 people gather to build 1,299 snowmen in an hour to break a new world [...]