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  […]

Reclaiming Independence Through Money Management

Posted on 25th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
With a number of personal finance classes taking place across the country, The Salvation Army is giving thousands of people the necessary tools to get back on their feet financially and reclaim independence. “Some people with issues such as mental health, homelessness or substance abuse don’t have the support or ability to handle money on  […]

Salvation Army Releases 2012/2013 Annual Review

Posted on 16th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
As the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, The Salvation Army is driven by our desire to extend compassion and generosity to anyone who needs it. In our 2012-2013 Annual Review, you will find stories that reflect the extent of our impact on communities and families. Stories such as Tanya, a single  […]

A Promising Tomorrow

Posted on 9th September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Nineteen-year-old Alex has endured heartache and trauma that many wouldn’t experience in a life time. Trust has been a hard and slow process. Volunteering at The Salvation Army’s school lunch program in Newmarket, Ont., has not only helped Alex overcome trust issues, it has protected his mental well-being and helped him put into practice important  […]

Love and Acceptance for All

Posted on 3rd September 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“When I began my journey 32 years ago of raising a child with Down syndrome there were questions and stares, anxiety and fear,” says Marietta. “My daughter, Mary Jane, blossomed under those who loved her, and deteriorated under those who tolerated her. “Her support varied from location to location. It usually involved therapists and special educators  […]

Help Families in Need as Kids go Back to School

Posted on 29th August 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the back-to-school season is on everyone’s minds. While families plan for a new school year, The Salvation Army offers alternatives to the often expensive extracurricular activities or daycare programs that put a strain on budgets. A recent study by The Salvation Army  revealed that many Canadian families  […]
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Sending Kids to School with Dignity

Posted on 28th August 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Every year clients ask The Salvation Army if they can provide backpacks and basic supplies to help their child start the school year. For many children, this is the first time they walk into that classroom with brand new items, and a sense of pride and confidence for the year ahead. For the sixth consecutive  […]

Interview With Salvation Army’s New International Leader

Posted on 14th August 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
On August 3, 2013, The Salvation Army announced its new world leader, General André Cox. In this interview with SalvationArmy.ca, General Cox discusses a variety of pressing issues, such as worldwide poverty, human trafficking, and embracing different cultures. Tell us about your early years. How did they shape you as a person? I was born  […]

What You Should Know About Salvation Army Thrift Stores

Posted on 12th August 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
With more than 200 nationally and locally operated thrift stores from coast to coast, The Salvation Army operates one of Canada’s largest national clothing recycling operations. Do you have a question about Salvation Army Thrift Stores? Take a look at these responses to some frequently ask questions to find the answer you need! 1. Where  […]

After the Flood: A Woman Rebuilds in High River

Posted on 22nd July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
One by one their homes were overtaken by water. They were powerless to respond. Now, unsure of the future, residents like Kathleen are cleaning-up, trying to get back on their feet. On June 20, 2013, High River, AB, declared a state of emergency when torrential rains and widespread flooding washed out roads and bridges, cars,  […]