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Construction is well underway at The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter in Courtney, B.C., which will provide necessary resources to help vulnerable people escape poverty. “We are seeing families and individuals over and over again―many from generational poverty,” says Brent Hobden, Community Ministries Director. “Renovations to the shelter will provide space to accommodate job and life  […]

Rose always wanted to be an entrepreneur and she had a business idea. But, as a single parent of two young children, finances were limited. Then she found a Salvation Army entrepreneur initiative for struggling young parents. “We believe that there is a link between the entrepreneurship and training of young parents and their ability  […]

Amidst incredible wealth, poverty in Canada remains prevalent. More than three million Canadian families are living in unaffordable and unsuitable housing conditions, and one in 10 children is considered poor. Since its founding in 1865, The Salvation Army has served as a bridge between families and communities, providing care, hope and belonging. As statistics reveal  […]

The Salvation Army in Toronto is hosting their annual It’s Time to End Poverty Fundraiser today. To get involved and help put an end to poverty one child, family and meal at a time, follow ‪#‎ItsTime‬ on Twitter or visit http://itstimetoendpoverty.ca.  Members of the public are invited to 160 Jarvis Street to the Toronto Harbour  […]

Recent studies show that there are 400 million children living in extreme poverty around the world. The average person in a developing country lives on $0.78 CAD a day. This can contribute to child labour and create generational poverty traps.           “My name is Akole. I am in the 4th Grade at Ngabidjo Primary School.  […]

  Poverty is not only found in the developing world—it affects three million Canadians, including 600,000 children. The images shown here have been captured by The Salvation Army and give a peek into the lives of those impacted. To access the photo gallery, click on any picture below.      

Have you seen The Salvation Army’s campaign, It’s Time to End Poverty? With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness about the issue. Did you know… one in five households spend over 50 percent of their income on rent, which puts them at risk of homelessness? 42  […]

Patricia grew up in a well-to-do family and was always a giver, particularly during the Christmas season. But this year, due to unexpected financial setbacks, she is one of more than 600 families seeking help from The Salvation Army in Cornerbrook, N.L. “When my six-year-old son looked in the pantry for something for breakfast and  […]