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Salvation Army Toy Mountain Brings Christmas to Winnipeg’s Less Fortunate

“Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the help of The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain shopping centre,” says Juilieen. “Now my daughter will have something to open on Christmas morning.”

Planning for a happy Christmas for your family is challenging if you lack the financial resources to celebrate with your children.

Julieen Keeley lives with her eight-year-old daughter, Jessica, in one of Winnipeg’s poorest neighbourhoods. Like most girls her age, Jessica is excited for Christmas and hopes to get a Monster High doll from […]

Salvation Army Gives Aid to Winnipeg Flood Evacuees

Winnipeg, MB – The Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) of The Salvation Army has been actively involved in providing hope, comfort and warmth to those affected by the rising floodwaters in Manitoba. At the Winnipeg Flood Evacuee Response Centre EDS Coordinator Debbie Clarke has been overseeing food preparation and delivery to those registering for flood assistance with the province of Manitoba.

“Though the number of people registering for assistance have been less than expected, it is important to these individuals and families […]

Winnipeg High School Students Address Homelessness

High school students from across Winnipeg are gathering at the first annual Booth University College Youth Forum on November 14 and 15 to learn about homelessness and how it impacts individuals and a community.

This two-day, 24-hour event will introduce students to the issue of homelessness through emergency shelter visits, movies, and guest speakers including Floyd Perras from Siloam Mission and Major Karen Hoeft from The Salvation Army Booth Centre.

Homelessness is an issue that is increasingly front and centre in this […]

Salvation Army Offers Safety to Winnipeg’s Sex-Trade Workers

On February 18 The Salvation Army in Winnipeg participated in S.N.O.W. night, a Safe Night Off Winnipeg Streets for women and transgendered sex-trade workers.

The event is organized and coordinated by a number of agencies who work with those involved in the sex trade, one of which is The Salvation Army. The Army provided the space, coordinated donations and ensured safety of all those who, for a night, escaped violence, harm, hunger, homelessness and prostitution.

Salvation Army in the News

Now in its 125th year, The Salvation Army’s annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty. The Salvation Army is doing its best to help vulnerable Canadians across the country. But don’t just take our word for it. The following are links to recent media reports about The Salvation Army at work.

Victoria, B.C. – When she needed help, Kelly Jane, a single parent, received a food hamper that relieved a lot of […]

More than Shelter

Kaitlyn, a 23-year-old single parent, lived with her sister. When the landlord discovered Kaitlyn had a two-week-old baby, he asked her to leave. With no place to go, she arrived at The Salvation Army’s Family Shelter in Winnipeg. Here she found a safe place and assistance in pursuing a stable environment.  

“I had no one else to reach out to,” says Kaitlyn. “The Salvation Army kept me positive, level-headed and focused on what I had to do. And that was […]

Lisa Finds Strength After Years of Addiction

“Less than a year ago I stood on the brink of a bridge, minutes away from jumping to my death,” says Lisa, 41. “Today, with help from The Salvation Army, I’m safe, sober and liking myself for the first time in decades.”

From age seven to 14, Lisa was sexually abused by her father. Then, when she developed the courage to tell her mother about the terrifying episodes, she was sent to live with her grandparents. To numb the pain she […]

Seniors’ Wellness Program Enhances Quality of Life

St. Vital in Winnipeg is a community for all nations and is home to many seniors.  

Every week, seniors from the community gather at The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre for games and activities that keep their minds alert and workshops that address health and safety issues such as managing arthritis, how to eat healthy on a tight budget and ways to prevent a fall. 

“Our program is instrumental in bringing people into […]

Low-Literacy Individuals Learn Skills for a Better Life

Being able to read and write is a fundamental building block for learning and personal empowerment. Although many believe that Canada is doing well on the literacy front, the fact is that nearly half of Canadian adults have low literacy levels.

Research states that poverty has a direct link to illiteracy. And the lack of basic literacy skills can result in social isolation, the inability to find employment or use technology, and more.

In Weetamah, one of Winnipeg’s poorest neighbourhoods, The Salvation […]

Improving Lives of Vulnerable Youth

Winnipeg consistently has the highest rate of robbery, sexual assault, and violent crime of any large Canadian city.

The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre’s youth drop-in program not only provides a safe alternative to the streets, but its staff and volunteers are mentors who support youth, ages 13-17, when they need it most. 

“The youth drop-in program is open during critical hours when kids aren’t in school,” says Hurmat Habib, mentor. “It isn’t just about playing basketball in the gym […]