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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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Salvation Army Announces May as Dignity Month

Posted on 4th May 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month in support of the Dignity Project and its annual Red Shield Campaign. The Campaign aims to raise money to fight poverty across Canada. “With the launch of our annual May Red Shield Campaign, there’s no better time for us to declare a month devoted to restoring  […]
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Sixteen and pregnant

Posted on 26th April 2011, by Salvation Army
When Jessyka discovered she was pregnant at age 16, she was in shock and disbelief. Her boyfriend of three years was excited about the news. But that didn’t last. Jessyka, anxious and afraid of what the future held, had some decisions to make, and none of them were easy. From an early age Jessyka’s life  […]
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The Salvation Army’s ‘Green’ Initiatives

Posted on 18th April 2011, by Salvation Army
While the environment may down the list on the election agenda, politicians can still sense that the public continues to worry about ecological deterioration. Canadians are eager to make choices that will benefit the environment. With this in mind, The Salvation Army continues to look at realistic alternatives that promote environmental stewardship. Success stories In  […]
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Salvation Army Honours Volunteers

Posted on 11th April 2011, by Salvation Army
National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, pays tribute to the millions of Canadian volunteers who donate their time and energy. The Salvation Army’s service delivery is enhanced by the work of volunteers. In 2010, approximately 147,000 volunteers gave more than 1.45 million man hours to the work of The Salvation Army. People like René have turned  […]
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Addiction’s Powerful Hold

Posted on 6th April 2011, by Salvation Army
Jay Barnard’s story of addiction goes back to age eight. Unable to cope with the effects of his parents’ separation and divorce, he turned to food for comfort. Within months he had bulged to a disturbing 200 pounds. By age 12 Jay was drinking, then drinking more. At age 14 he bought marijuana on the  […]
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The Salvation Army and Restorative Justice

Posted on 31st March 2011, by Salvation Army
“I will never forget my first brush with injustice” says Matt Delaney. “I was so hurt. I wanted pay back. I wanted to retaliate, to return the favour that I didn’t ask for. I did fight back. Strange though, after I unleashed my vengeance, all I felt was empty and alone. What was wrong with  […]
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The Agony of a Mother

Posted on 21st March 2011, by Salvation Army
A Stormy Childhood From an early age Debbie learned not to trust adults. She was a victim of abuse and her home was plagued by alcoholism, rage and secrecy. “When my dad drank he became angry without a reason,” says Debbie. “There was screaming and threats of violence. I was always afraid.” While home lacked  […]
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Six students from Toronto’s Ryerson University School of Radio and Television Arts experimented with new technology for their senior year’s final project. Inspired by The Salvation Army, the result was Canada’s first 3D public service announcement. httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NhnsU-TLHU PSAs are aimed at raising awareness about specific issues. With more than 2,400 man hours, $1,500 of their  […]
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