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Guelph Thrift Store Receives Award For Outstanding Employer

On Friday, May 25th, Deanne Roberts, Guelph Thrift Store Manager, was formally presented with an award for outstanding employer by The Employment Coordination Committee (ECC), of Guelph and Wellington County.

The Salvation Army Thrift Store was among the roster of 2012 award recipients including Tim Hortons, Goodwill Industries and McDonald’s, all of whom were recognized as this year’s top Guelph employers who have demonstrated a willingness to go above and beyond in helping individuals facing employment difficulties or require work experience […]

Guelph Thrift Store Recognized as Outstanding Employer

The Salvation Army Guelph Thrift Store has been recognized as an outstanding employer by The Employment Coordination Committee (ECC), of Guelph and Wellington County.

The distinction is given to employers who have demonstrated leadership in providing work experience, training and community placement opportunities for individuals facing employment difficulties or who require workplace experience.

“It is an amazing honour to be acknowledged for our commitment to providing work opportunities and skills development to people in our local community,” said Deanne Roberts, Manager of […]

Container Gardening Improves Food and Nutrition for Vulnerable Families

In Guelph, Ont., The Salvation Army’s container-gardening program gives people on a tight budget the chance to grow food on their own.

According to Statistics Canada’s most recent consumer price index report, fresh vegetable costs rose 11.7 percent year-over-year in April. The rising cost of food is making it more and more difficult for vulnerable people to provide their families with healthy meals.

“Many of our clients don’t have access to large yards or gardens,” says Mark Halliday, program coordinator […]

Rising Food Prices Leads to More Hunger

If a trip to the grocery store seems expensive now, just wait, says CBC news. Since 81% of all vegetables and fruit consumed in Canada are imported, they are highly vulnerable to currency fluctuations and are expected to increase in price by up to 4.5 %.

“With significant increases in prices we are not only seeing more people asking for food, but a new and unexpected clientele,” says Kelly Currie, Community Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Dartmouth, […]

Salvation Army in the News

Every year in Canada The Salvation Army helps 1.8 million people. The following are links to media reports about The Salvation Army at work between April 14-17, 2014.

Fort St. John, B.C.

The Salvation Army officially opened its new Northern Centre for Hope shelter. The building houses up to 64 homeless and less fortunate people. Currently there are 40 people living there.

“As the area expands and grows, as Fort St. John is,” says Captain Deb VanderHeyden of The Salvation Army, “so […]

Salvation Army in the News

The Salvation Army is the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army at work that were published between April 7-11, 2014.

Penhold, Alta.

Two people are in serious condition in hospital and dozens of others have been left homeless after a fire destroyed an apartment complex. The Salvation Army is in the area providing assistance to those who have lost their homes. Read more.

Orillia, Ont.

Tucked into […]