Salvation Army ad campaign focuses on ending poverty in Canada

It’s Time to End Poverty in Canada

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It’s time to get serious about ending poverty in Canada. It’s 2014. We’re too developed, too wealthy, and too kind-hearted a country to allow poverty to affect any of us. One in 11 Canadians live in poverty. It’s the root cause that puts basic human dignity out of reach for so many people, making access to everyday needs, such as food, clothing and shelter, difficult. In a country of relative wealth and abundant resources, shouldn’t we all benefit from them? The Salvation Army recently launched our 2014 Summer Campaign, highlighting

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, I was pulled in every direction,” says Tanya. “I never seemed to have enough time, energy, patience or money. I often felt things were spinning out of control. Then I met The Salvation Army whose help with food, pull-ups and school snacks eased my financial pressures.” A 2012 Report Card