Salvation Army Peterborough helps low-income families prepare tax returns

Salvation Army Helps Low-Income Families and Individuals Prepare Their Tax Returns

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It’s income tax time and The Salvation Army is offering no-cost income tax assistance to low income individuals and families.

“The cost of filing an income tax return can be overwhelming for people who are hurting financially,” says Joanne Minaker, executive director for The Salvation Army’s community services in Peterborough, Ont. “For example, what a single person on social assistance would pay an accountant or tax clinic to prepare their return could buy them two weeks’ worth of groceries.”

Across the country, [...]

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

Salvation Army Helps Kids Deal with Bullying

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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

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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, [...]