Alberta & Northern Territories Division

Learning english as new Canadians helped make the transition easier.

Learning English & Building Friendships at the Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre

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Lonely. It’s a word Evie and Julia use over and over again to describe their experience as new Canadians. The two women travelled a long road before arriving at their new homes in Calgary – Evie from Albania and Julia from Ukraine.

In Calgary, both mothers were at home with young children, and they found that their lack of English skills isolating. “When you stay at home, you have no friends,” says Evie. Both women were in a routine of housework and […]

New volunter gains experience and fulfillment at The Salvation Army

Student Gains Experience and Fulfillment by Volunteering

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Months into her volunteer experience with The Salvation Army, Camille Cunningham still has a hard time wrapping her head around the scope of the organization she has joined.

“I didn’t realize it has such a long, rich history. As well, the huge range of programs, and not only just to combat homelessness, but feeding families and working with children and vulnerable persons of every shape, kind, and color all over the world. I didn’t realize it was such a huge organization. […]

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Kettle Campaign Raises $3.3 Million in Alberta & Northern Territories Division

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The red kettles have been put away for another year and the final tally has been made. The 2016 Kettle Campaign exceeded its goal by over $100,000 and raised over $3.3 million! The campaign operated in 15 communities across the Alberta & Northern Territories Division, and involved thousands of volunteer bell ringers at hundreds of retail kettle locations during the six weeks leading up to Christmas.

“It has been a tough year economically for many Alberta families,” says Captain W. Mark Stanley, […]

Fort McMurray Christmas

Fort McMurray Wildfire Prompts Increased Need for Help this Christmas

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This Christmas, families and individuals in Fort McMurray who were affected by the wildfire in May are starting from scratch and The Salvation Army is offering practical support to help.  

“I can go to my storage containers and pull out my winter coat, boots, Christmas tree, and decorations,” says Major Marina Jennings of The Salvation Army. “But those who have lost everything can’t do that.”

The wildfire forced all 90,000 Fort McMurray residents to evacuate the area and destroyed 2,400 homes […]