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,  […]

Trapped in Addiction

Posted on 8th July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“I didn’t understand the danger I was in,” says Keith of his drug abuse. “I just wanted more and more.” At age nine, Keith’s mom passed away. “That’s when things changed drastically,” says Keith. The family moved. His dad remarried. Then, after seven years of sobriety, his dad returned to active alcoholism. “He was a  […]

Extraordinary Canadians

Posted on 1st July 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
For 44 years, in both Canada and internationally, Salvation Army officers/pastors Colonels Robert and Marguerite Ward improved lives and gave new hope to society’s most vulnerable.  Their key voices brought about positive change in policy, attitudes, and behaviour relating to critical social issues. The Wards entered honourable retirement in May 2013 and SalvationArmy.ca met with  […]

How Summer Camp Changed a Life

Posted on 24th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tom Morrison had mixed feelings about going to summer camp. Little did he know the experience would take his life in a direction he never would have imagined. “When I was six my parents sent me to The Salvation Army’s camp in Jackson’s Point, Ont., to get rid of me for a week,” Tom laughs.  […]

A Donor’s Story

Posted on 17th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
With an estimated 165,000 nonprofits and charities in Canada, why do people give to The Salvation Army? One man tells his story. In East Asia Robert* grew up in a well-to-do family. His father, a master baker, owned a successful business in a thriving area of town. But when corruption eroded in the community, Robert’s  […]

A Dad to Count On

Posted on 10th June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Becoming a new dad brought Carnot joy—and stress. While he happily embraced his new responsibilities, mounting challenges of migrating to a new country caused him to question his ability to provide for and protect his family.  He worried that he couldn’t be a dad his daughter could count on. Anxiety and Uncertainty In 2008 Carnot  […]