Community based drug treatment program supports at risk youth

At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs


Before Deena (not her real name) entered a Salvation Army community-based drug treatment program she used daily, struggled with anxiety and depression, and did not have a good relationship with her mother. Today, Deena is drug free, coaching sports, working and is in university.

“The program fills a gap in the community to provide local supports for youth involved with or at risk of being involved with the justice system and/or who have experienced negative life circumstances that include drug use, […]

Red Cap anger management program helps school children handle their emotions

Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions


It is common for children to have difficulty controlling their emotions.

Nicole, 11, got in lots of fights at school. Lindsay, 13, pushed people. Today, with help from The Salvation Army’s Red Cap anger management program in Dartmouth, N.S., they have developed appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations and have confidence in their ability to control their emotions.

“I feel better,” says Nicole. “Red Cap helped me stop fighting or walking out of class because I was mad. I don’t do that anymore. […]

Help Support the Work of The Salvation Army this Thanksgiving


For many, Thanksgiving is a time that is focused on food, family and tradition. Although access to food should be a human right, more than four thousand Canadians face food insecurity and don’t know when or where they’ll get their next meal. This Thanksgiving, we invite you to join with The Salvation Army and help struggling families and individuals in the fight against hunger.

Canadian provide hydration to Hurricane Irma survivors

Salvation Army Canadian Personnel Lend a Helping Hand Following Hurricane Irma


Seven days after Hurricane Irma made a powerful and catastrophic landfall in South Florida, John and Candace Freeman returned to their forever home. “It's a struggle now, but thanks to organizations such as The Salvation Army, we are going to make it," says John.

On September 13, The Salvation Army in Canada deployed 10 members of its emergency disaster personnel to lead an incident command team in Florida. The team provided assistance with food and hydration services, emotional and spiritual care, […]