How The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Changes Lives

Posted on 18th November 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
On Saturday, December 7th, more than 10,000 Canadians in 39 cities from coast to coast will run or walk in the annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle. Why? It’s an easy and fun way to raise funds that can change people’s lives. “The Santa Shuffle is an experience that makes you feel content and proud because  […]

Tea in the Trenches

Posted on 11th November 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
To a young Canadian soldier caught up in the carnage of the First World War, The Salvation Army was a welcome sight. William “Bill” Clarke freely admits he is a bit of a packrat. “I come from a long line of hoarders,” he laughs. After years of procrastinating, his wife sent him down to the  […]

Making Time for Kindness

Posted on 4th November 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The backbone of many Salvation Army programs and ministries are the thousands of volunteers who give of their time and abilities. Through their support, the Army is able to help more than one million people each year. What motivates volunteers to serve? What types of tasks do they do? Dr. Rod Overton—Fixing Joint Pain The  […]

Hockey Haven Helps Kids Beat the Streets

Posted on 28th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eighteen-year-old Calvin grew up in Winnipeg’s North End where he was surrounded by gangs, drugs and kids with nothing to do who terrorized people. “The streets are dangerous,” says Calvin. “Programs like The Salvation Army’s Midnight Challenge are more important than ever.” “We started the program more than two decades ago when gang violence was  […]

People Helping People

Posted on 21st October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
When 28-year-old Bri-Jon volunteered with The Salvation Army he thought he’d be sorting clothes at a thrift store. Instead, he found himself on the front lines helping complete strangers—an experience that not only made a difference in the lives of others, but his own as well. “In 2008 the United Kingdom economy was in a  […]

Empowering Vulnerable Families and At-Risk Students

Posted on 15th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“Richmond Hill, Ont., is listed as one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse communities in Canada,” says Matt Delaney, sports and recreation outreach coordinator and restorative justice facilitator for The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill. “In a 2006 Canadian census, there were a reported 11 visible minority groups and 13 religious groups that made  […]

One in Five Canadians Skip Meals to Help Make Ends Meet

Posted on 10th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Hunger hits closer to home than many of us realize. Over the next several days, as we gather with family around tables for a traditional holiday feast, we need to remember those who struggle to put food on the table. According to a recent Angus Reid Public Opinion survey commissioned by Food Banks Canada, last  […]

Horrors of War Stole My Childhood

Posted on 7th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“I was a nine-year-old schoolgirl when my education was cut short by civil war in Liberia,” says Meatta.  “From then on, through my teen years, I witnessed horrific things that no child should see — killings, rapes, amputations, and more.  Many victims were my own family members and friends. “Some of my schoolmates were kidnapped  […]

Salvation Army Hospice Provides Peaceful Ending

Posted on 30th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Robin Shillington sits peacefully in his room at The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice in Calgary.  He glances out his window, the soft morning light illuminates his face as he turns and smiles, “It’s this month that I’ve known my wife for 50 years, and we’ve been married for 48 of them.” Robin grew up in  […]

The Salvation Army’s Response to Allegations of LGBTQ Discrimination

Posted on 26th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
In the last week, we have received calls and emails to our offices, as well as comments on our Facebook page and through Twitter, about The Salvation Army and LGBTQ discrimination. There are two issues about which most people are generally concerned. These include: First, a photo-shopped image of two Salvation Army kettle workers below  […]