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Salvation Army Helps Newcomers Discover Canada

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“When my family and I immigrated to Calgary from Ukraine in 2010 I had limited English language skills, couldn’t hold a conversation and knew little about everyday life in Canada,” says Julia. “In 2015, a friend told me about The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre, a place where I could improve my English, meet new friends and explore Canadian culture and tradition. My life is so different now.”

The Family Resource Centre offers a variety of programs that include […]

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How Summer Camp Helped to Ease the Pain of Grief

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The summer of 2015 was life-altering for 18-year-old Cassie Barrett. While working at camp, she learned of her mom’s passing. “Mom’s death was so hard and upsetting,” says Cassie. “She’d had cancer before and got better. She was only 44.”

Cassie’s camping experiences began at age 10 when she attended a Salvation Army music camp. “I was from a small town and meeting other kids my age was huge,” says Cassie. “And there was a pool that was the biggest I’d […]

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World Refugee Day

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London, June 20, 2016 – To mark World Refugee Day (June 20th), General André Cox, The Salvation Army’s world leader, is encouraging Salvation Army members and friends around the world to add their names to a petition organized through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The #WithRefugees petition will be delivered to the UN’s headquarters in New York City, USA, in September ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants.

The […]

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Container Gardening Improves Food and Nutrition for Vulnerable Families

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In Guelph, Ont., The Salvation Army’s container-gardening program gives people on a tight budget the chance to grow food on their own.

According to Statistics Canada’s most recent consumer price index report, fresh vegetable costs rose 11.7 percent year-over-year in April. The rising cost of food is making it more and more difficult for vulnerable people to provide their families with healthy meals.

“Many of our clients don’t have access to large yards or gardens,” says Mark Halliday, program coordinator […]