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  […]

Every Kid Deserves a Chance to Play

Posted on 3rd June 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
It’s unlike any other soccer program.  FFA (Football for All) Global is giving Toronto’s low-income kids the boost they need to succeed. Growing up, Mark, 18, set his sights on playing professional soccer.  Living in one of Toronto’s poorest and roughest neighborhoods he thought the sport would help keep him stay focused long enough to  […]

TELUS Day of Giving Impacts Local Communities

Posted on 27th May 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
It began with a group of people and an idea. Then the initiators rallied their coworkers. Since its inception in 2006, TELUS Day of Giving has mobilized more than 65,000 Canadian team members, retirees, family and friends to volunteer on the front-lines of the communities they live, work and serve in. On the last Saturday  […]

Financial Stress Affects Kids

Posted on 21st May 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Report Reveals Fallout of Recession on Canada’s Youth Imagine telling your kids “We can’t afford that” or “We have no money” or “We can’t pay the rent.”  All it takes is one major setback to leave people in serious and lasting financial trouble. Financial stress trickles down and affects the children. A report  […]

A Life Free From Hunger

Posted on 7th May 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Imagine not having enough food to eat.  This week, and every week, the Salvation Army is encouraging Canadians to take a moment to recognize the hundreds of thousands of people in our country who don’t know where their next meal will come from. Hunger is never planned and can happen to anyone.  Take Antoinette for  […]

Are You Prepared?

Posted on 6th May 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
In recent days seven communities in Ontario cottage country declared a state of emergency as they faced never before seen flooding. Many residents were unprepared as washed out or impassible roads left them stranded in their homes. Furthermore power was shut off for safety reasons and many home heaters and furnaces were flooded. Emergency Preparedness  […]