Unique Summer Camp Helps Families Grow Together

Posted on 9th June 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Moms enjoy having time to focus on themselves
The idea of a summer vacation—a week spent away from the hustle and bustle of it all—can be a distant fantasy for families in need, even more so if they are mothers of young children. Among the various camps offered by The Salvation Army, Moms & Tots Camp is unique. The combined camping experience for  […]

An Acre of Hope

Posted on 2nd June 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community gardens empower families and neighbourhoods
Now that the gardening season is upon us, Salvation Army community gardens are appearing across the country. “There’s nothing that compares to growing your own food and donating what you can’t use to hungry people in your community,” says Michelle, who participates in The Salvation Army’s Community Garden project in Kitchener, Ont. On more than  […]

Kim’s Courage to Find Hope

Posted on 29th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Kim leans on The Salvation Army for support
Just six months into her marriage, Kim made excuses for black eyes, broken bones and missing teeth. A few years later her little boy died—and his father was responsible. How did it all go wrong? Kim’s parents weren’t family oriented. As a child she received no hugs or cuddles, protection or guidance. Home was a  […]

An Inspiring Role Model

Posted on 20th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
One of the best ways for Canadians to understand and appreciate the complex world of First Nations peoples is to hear from those who have lived it and achieved milestones Shari Russell was just under two when she was plucked from her home with no warning—no knowledge or consent from her family or band. In  […]

Moms Helping Moms

Posted on 11th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Charlene shares her parenting knowledge with others
Charlene Hallett is a mom with a mission. “The Salvation Army helped me see what normal, healthy parenting was like,” says Charlene. “Now I’m passing my knowledge on to others.” Growing up, Charlene didn’t often hear words of encouragement or sympathy in her home. When Charlene started a family of her own, she was eager  […]

Ensuring Kids Don’t Go to School Hungry

Posted on 5th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
“There isn’t a lot of food in my house,” says one Grade 5 student who receives a healthy lunch from The Salvation Army in Regina, Sask. “Sometimes there is nothing in our refrigerator, so if I didn’t get lunch I’d be hungry.” In Canada, as many as one in seven children go to school hungry.  […]

Something’s Cooking in the Classroom

Posted on 28th April 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army cooking program empowers vulnerable and overlooked people
For 10 years Bonnie was afraid to use a kitchen knife or her own stove. Panic attacks had impacted her ability to eat and prepare nutritious foods. Then she found a new way of managing her worries. “I had so many fears around the kitchen,” says Bonnie. “With education and a large dose of patience  […]

Two Mothers Overcome Barriers to Employment Success

Posted on 22nd April 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
For many single parents, working is essential. But for Pam (not her real name) and Laura, barriers such as depression and lack of child care interfered with their ability to retain employment. When meeting expenses became increasingly difficult, they had to bring money in. But re-entering the workforce after many years away was frightening. The  […]

Salvation Army World Leader’s Easter Message

Posted on 17th April 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
At Easter, in remembering the death and bodily resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, we celebrate a most important event within the Church calendar. This event is significant for, in witnessing to the fact that Jesus did not remain in the tomb but rose from the dead, it points to the promise that  […]

Montreal Thrift Store Helps At-Risk Teens Get Workplace Skills

Posted on 14th April 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Within the past year, The Salvation Army St. Hubert Thrift Store in Montreal, Quebec, has opened its doors to eight teenagers, providing them hands-on work experience and exposure to the retail environment. But, these are not your average teenagers. They are a group of youth who have endured a difficult past by being exposed to  […]