In Canada, 3.2 million people live in low income, including 634,000 children. Furthermore, reports state that in London, Ontario, one of every five children born today will live in poverty. (The Child and Youth Network 2009 Report)
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Handymen in Barrie are helping people get back on their feet—for free. A member of a local church in Barrie, Ontario, started a Helping Hands program, where church members volunteer handyman services to those who really can’t afford it. “We … Read more
Jay Barnard’s story of addiction goes back to age eight. Unable to cope with the effects of his parents’ separation and divorce, he turned to food for comfort. Within months he had bulged to a disturbing 200 pounds. By age 12 Jay was drinking, then drinking more. At age 14 he bought marijuana on the street. Then it wasn’t long before he was using harder drugs.
Dan, a former law enforcement officer, was in a desperate situation. After a failed relationship he was arrested and incarcerated for mischief. Through The Salvation Army he found a glimmer of hope knowing he wasn’t alone in his struggle. Growing … Read more
Here I am, a nice Jewish girl, standing behind The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle in the local mall. It’s Friday afternon and my art group has volunteered to take turns manning the kettle. The kettle is strategically positioned near the … Read more
It’s one of the first of its kind in Ontario. The Salvation Army’s Lawson Ministries in Hamilton is teaching people with developmental disabilities how to use the public transit system—something many of us take for granted. Twenty-one year old Richard … Read more
Bus riding course helps people with barriers.
1. INTRODUCTION This policy provides guidance for the reimbursement of expenses incurred by officers and employees of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda in the performance of their responsibilities. 2. GENERAL GUIDANCE 2.1 The Salvation Army will reimburse expenses … Read more
The Salvation Army Sutton, Ontario, youth shelter for homeless and in-crisis youth has something to celebrate. Four residents from its transitional housing program are pursuing post secondary education at various Ontario colleges. In addition, five other residents have been successful … Read more