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Winnipeg Newcomers Grow Hope at Salvation Army Community Garden

Winnipeg has experienced an influx of newcomers over the past few years and many face food security challenges.

Dil moved to Canada in 2009 with his wife and children from Bhutan. He wanted to grow vegetables to help provide for his family but lives in an apartment with no backyard.

Li, a single parent of two from China, wanted affordable, healthy food for her young children.

As summer approaches, their dream of home grown, nutritious and affordable food is within reach. The Salvation […]

Salvation Army Shelter Beds Fill Up as Refugee Claimants Arrive in Winnipeg

Since the first influx of people entered Manitoba from the U.S., The Salvation Army has provided food and shelter to refugee claimants. But as more people cross the border, shelter beds at its Booth Centre are filling up and space to house them is becoming less available.

“We have worked hard to make beds available for refugee claimants without impacting our other services,” says Major Rob Kerr with The Salvation Army. “We are trying to make more space for them but […]

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 Provides Shelter to Asylum Seekers Pouring Across Manitoba Border

As asylum-seekers make their way through deep, snow-covered fields into Manitoba, The Salvation Army is providing shelter and safety once they arrive in Winnipeg. “Most are carrying nothing more than a backpack,” says Major Rob Kerr of The Salvation Army. “They need all their energy to get through the fields.”

The Salvation Army Booth Centre in Winnipeg is working in partnership with Welcome Place, which offers a range of services to assist refugee newcomers.

“Welcome place is directing the asylum-seekers to Booth […]

Walmart Canada Helps The Salvation Army Fill the Kettle

TORONTO, December 14, 2016 ― On Saturday, December 17, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in its stores nationwide up to a maximum of $100,000.

In addition, Walmart Canada will contribute $80,000 to CTV Toy Mountain in Toronto, Ottawa, Vancouver and Winnipeg. This will support the purchase of new toys that will be distributed to children in need this Christmas.

“Since 2007, Walmart Canada and its customers have donated more than $22 million to […]

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Mental Illness Awareness Week (MIAW), October 2-8, is an annual national public education campaign designed to help open the eyes of Canadians to the reality of mental illness.

“Mental illness remains a huge barrier to the well-being of many Canadians,” says Major Tom Tuppenney, Behavioural Health Consultant for The Salvation Army. “With encouragement, support and resources, much can be done to improve the lives of people living with mental illness.”

The Salvation Army is committed to addressing and supporting those who struggle […]

Literacy Program Helps Strengthen Father-Child Relationships

Imagine being a dad who can’t understand the meaning of sentences or spell simple words such as “easy” or “less”, or having children you are unable to read to. Wanting to improve his literacy skills, and strengthen the bond with his children, Mark returned to the classroom at The Salvation Army in Winnipeg.

The Salvation Army’s community-based literacy program STEP (STages Education Program) is a safe and friendly place where participants with a low literacy level (usually below Grade 6) learn […]