Salvation Army Christmas assistance relieves a lot of holiday pressure for low-income people

Salvation Army in the News


Now in its 125th year, The Salvation Army’s annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty. The Salvation Army is doing its best to help vulnerable Canadians across the country. But don’t just take our word for it. The following are links to recent media reports about The Salvation Army at work.

Victoria, B.C. – When she needed help, Kelly Jane, a single parent, received a food hamper that relieved a lot of […]

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 […]