The Salvation Army in Canada

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True or False? Homelessness has been on the rise during the economic downturn

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This year, through a series of true and false questions, The Salvation Army is releasing data to illustrate the public’s perception on homelessness and poverty. By releasing this data, our goal is to illustrate the realities, and lay to rest some commonly-held misconceptions, about homelessness and poverty. Ultimately, we hope this information will help the public understand why extreme homelessness and poverty persist.

The answer to the question can be found below.

Homelessness and poverty are two of the most critical social […]

True or False? Homelessness affects very few Canadians

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This year, through a series of true and false questions, The Salvation Army is releasing data to illustrate the public’s perception on homelessness and poverty. By releasing this data, our goal is to illustrate the realities, and lay to rest some commonly-held misconceptions, about homelessness and poverty. Ultimately, we hope this information will help the public understand why extreme homelessness and poverty persist.

The answer to the question can be found below.

Homelessness and poverty are two of the most critical social […]

Salvation Army Soup Kitchen Sees New Faces Daily

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“The ranks of the hungry continue to grow every day,” says Marj Montgomery, community and family services co-ordinator for The Salvation Army in Summerside, P.E.I. “It’s sad, it’s disturbing and there is little sign of an end in sight.”

I Thought I Would Die a Junkie

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At age 13 Scott Cameron was shy, insecure and desperate to be accepted by his friends. “In an attempt to fit in, I smoked my first joint of marijuana, with a buddy, under the carport of our middle-class family home,” says Scott.

More Than a Meal

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At a glance, The Salvation Army’s sandwich wagon gives little hint of the vital service it provides to Campbell River, B.C. But those who depend on it know better.