Kids Grow at Camp

Posted on 4th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Sophie Murray jumped at the chance to get away from her stressful situation at home, even if for a while. “As a kid, when life got hard,” says Sophie, “I’d repeat to myself, ‘It’s OK. I’m going back to Newport Adventure Camp in the summer.’ Knowing that, kept me grounded. It was my hope through  […]
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In Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on 27th June 2011, by Salvation Army
In 2008, 32-year-old Rebecca Hu left China and everything she knew behind. This included family and a secure, well-paying job at a university. But while she chose to launch a new life in Canada, challenges awaited. As we approach Canada Day, and looking back in history, immigration has played a crucial role in the development  […]
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Rick’s Story

Posted on 20th June 2011, by Salvation Army
From an early age Rick Jackson couldn’t get a handle on his insecurities. Due to his father’s addiction to alcohol, Rick lacked support and reinforcement. He never felt good enough, and became frustrated and angry. His self-doubt and desperate need for attention lead to destructive behavior, and Rick’s problems only got worse. “I did anything  […]
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Salvation Army Leaders Bid Farewell

Posted on 13th June 2011, by Salvation Army
Since July 2007, Commissioners William and Marilyn Francis have served as Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, respectively, for The Salvation Army’s Canada and Bermuda Territory. On July 1, 2011, they enter honourable retirement. William Francis earned a BA from Houghton College in 1966 and a Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological  […]
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CFL Legend Damon Allen Supports Salvation Army Dignity Project

Posted on 6th June 2011, by Salvation Army
Damon Allen, whose drive and determination over 23 seasons gained him a wealth of professional football records in addition to CFL records, spoke at The Salvation Army’s Dignity Speaks event in Toronto on May 15. The event, held at The Salvation Army Harbour Light, supported the Army’s Dignity Project, which was developed to inspire and  […]
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Avoid the Postal Strike: Donate Online or by Phone

Posted on 3rd June 2011, by Salvation Army
Canada Post is currently striking. The rotating strike will see more postal workers walk out in locations across the country. Services will be disrupted, but someone who is in critical need can’t wait until a settlement is reached. With this in mind, we would ask that you please make your donations by one of the  […]

Salvation Army Community Garden Restores Self-Worth

Posted on 30th May 2011, by Salvation Army
Dignity is about feeling connected. It’s about a sense of belonging and improved self-worth. Data recently released by The Salvation Army reports that the vast majority of Canadians believe everyone, despite their socioeconomic status, deserves dignity and most deserve a helping hand. But, many still believe that the poor have mostly themselves to blame and  […]
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Canadians have spoken and they have something to say about homelessness in Canada. A report released today by The Salvation Army provides a unique look into how Canadians feel about the more than 150,000 homeless living on the streets in cities across the country. The report, “Canada Speaks,” is a part of The Salvation Army’s  […]
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BioPed Dignity Day

Posted on 17th May 2011, by Salvation Army
On Wednesday, May 18, 2011, BioPed closed its clinic doors, dispersing clinicians and staff to chosen Salvation Army shelters nationwide to distribute footwear and conduct routine foot assessments and foot-related education for those individuals who do not necessarily have access to adequate footcare and footwear. For many of us, footwear is synonymous with fashion. For  […]
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Dignity Speaks Re-cap

Posted on 17th May 2011, by Salvation Army
On May 15, Catriona Le May Doan, a Canadian speed skater and Olympic champion, drove home her support of The Salvation Army’s Dignity Project and the importance of respecting the rights of those who’ve met hard times at Toronto’s Dignity Speaks event. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siu7YWVAW8M As an athlete she knows first-hand the gravity of preserving a sense  […]
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