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Salvation Army Hosts ‘Open House’ to Raise Awareness of Poverty in Canada

You can’t always tell who’s living in poverty or who needs help making ends meet. And more often than not, poverty is closer to you than you think.

To promote awareness of this issue, The Salvation Army hosted an ‘Open House’ exhibit in early May. But this was not your typical open house. Instead, people walked into a home that outlined some of the challenges faced by a family impacted by poverty. The Salvation Army recreated the living circumstances, room by […]

Entrepreneur Program Moves Young Parents Out of Poverty

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 to move off of the systems that keep them in poverty,” says Naomi Praamsma, Executive Director of Ottawa’s Bethany Hope Centre. “Our goal is to not […]

Pilot Program Helps Lift Families with Children Out of Poverty

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 an increasing number of families   struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army is embracing a pilot project, Pathway of Hope, which will work with vulnerable […]

“It’s Time to End Poverty” Toronto Fundraiser

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

Members of the public are invited to 160 Jarvis Street to the Toronto Harbour Light Ministries on Thursday, November 12, 2015 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. for a special media day with our friends from […]

Salvation Army Fights Child Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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. After the death of my parents during the war, my uncle, who is in the military, agreed to take care of me. He brought me here […]

10 Hard-to-believe Facts about Poverty in Canada

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 percent of Canadians say they would be in financial difficulty if their pay was delayed one week?
  • one in 10 Canadians can’t afford to fill their medical prescriptions?
  • as of […]

Salvation Army World Leader Joins Global Religious and Faith-Based Organizations to End Extreme Poverty by 2030

The Salvation Army’s international leader, General André Cox, has joined more than 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations to launch a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030 – a goal shared by the World Bank Group. The General added his signature to a statement ( that was released on 9 April 2015.

The joint statement, Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative, notes that remarkable recent progress has […]

Salvation Army Eases the Burden of Poverty This Christmas

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 said ‘mommy, we don’t have a lot’, I felt I’d been punched in the stomach,” says Patricia. “That day I swallowed my pride and contacted The […]

The Salvation Army Believes It’s Time to End Poverty and You Can Help by Joining the Fight

TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, one in 11 Canadians live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education, and economic opportunity. The Salvation Army is declaring that It’s Time to End Poverty. On Wednesday, November 12 beginning at 6 a.m., The Salvation Army will host a one-day, live broadcast event to encourage the community to join the fight. This […]