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The long anticipated cutting of the red ribbon brought a roar of cheers from a large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the new Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary. On Monday, October 7, 2013, Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, and Eliza Mitchell from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation were joined by  […]

Newcomer Learns English and Builds Friendships Lonely. It’s a word Julia uses over and over again to describe her experience as a new Canadian. An immigrant from Ukraine, Julia was at home with young children and found her lack of English skills isolating. “And when you stay at home, you have no friends,” says Julia. Julia  […]
Addiction Services Addiction Services The Salvation Army offers support to people who suffer from substance use disorders (SUDs) and who are unable to cope with their problems and provide for themselves. Our centres seek to provide an environment that allows those suffering from substance abuse disorders both the space and time to regain their health.  […]

Lonely. It’s a word Evie and Julia use over and over again to describe their experience as new Canadians. The two women travelled a long road before arriving at their new homes in Calgary ―Evie from Albania and Julia from Ukraine. In Calgary, both mothers were at home with young children and found their lack  […]

Every day, Salvation Army social workers improve the well-being and care of people and communities. March is National Social Work month, an opportunity for The Salvation Army to extend a heartfelt thank you to its countless numbers of employees whose expertise, dedication and hard work play a significant role in providing assistance to those who  […]

Canada has one of the most severe winter climates of any country in the world. As temperatures start to drop, many Salvation Army centres across the country are collecting new and gently used coats for those in need. “Winter wear can be expensive,” says Lieut. Violet Hopkins of The Salvation Army in Campbell River, B.C.  […]

« En 2010, lorsque ma famille et moi avons quitté l’Ukraine pour nous installer à Calgary, mes connaissances linguistiques étaient très limitées. J’étais incapable de tenir une conversation et je savais très peu de choses sur le Canada, raconte Julia. En 2015, une amie m’a parlé du centre de ressources familiales Barbara Mitchell de l’Armée  […]

“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,  […]

Edmonton, May 31, 2016 – The Salvation Army is deploying a team of over 45 people to Fort McMurray to assist during the re-entry of residents this week. The teams will be present at three of the welcome centres that have been set up in the city to offer hydration, snacks and emotional care to  […]