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Healthy Homes Program Gives Hope to Man with Mental Illness

Posted on 15th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Glen plays floor hockey at healthy homes program
On any given year, one in five Canadians will experience mental illness or addiction. Thirty-two-year-old Glen Kurti, who started as a volunteer with The Salvation Army, happens to be one of them. After years of highs and lows, and struggles with relationships, Kurti was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and credits The Salvation Army’s Healthy Homes  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Flood Situations Across Canada

Posted on 9th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army responds to floods in Quebec
As many Canadians across the country deal with massive spring flooding, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been mobilized to provide support. Toronto, ON May 9, 2017—The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been providing food, drinks and support to first responders, sand baggers and evacuees during recent floods in British Columbia,  […]

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Posted on 8th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
house damaged by fallen tree during flood. 2 in 5 Canadians experience a major emergency in their lifetime
In October, 2016, when Sydney, N.S. was flooded after a record 225 mm of rain fell in one day, Captain Corey Vincent was grateful he’d educated himself about emergency preparedness. “My own basement was flooded,” says Vincent. “Contractors came quickly to hook up pumps that drained away the water. I was fortunate I didn’t have  […]

Long-time Volunteer Shares How Giving Back Changed Her Life

Posted on 28th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Philomena distributes food in yellow plastic bags at food bank
Philomena Allicock is one of 136,000 volunteers across Canada who dedicate their time to the work of The Salvation Army. Volunteering has changed her life and impacted the lives of vulnerable people. “I started volunteering at The Salvation Army in Oshawa 14 years ago,” says Philomena. “I had to quit my full-time job as a  […]

Salvation Army Recognizes One of its Many Dedicated Volunteers

Posted on 24th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteer, Tiffany, serves coffee and beverages at community lunch program in Pembroke
National Volunteer Week is about acknowledging people who engage in their communities. “This National Volunteer Week, we recognize the selfless contributions of our volunteers who, last year, donated close to 1.2 million hours of their time to the work of The Salvation Army,” says Michelle Weekes, The Salvation Army’s National Director of Volunteer Services. “It  […]

Depression’s Ugly Hold

Posted on 21st April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Rob volunteers and washes dishes in the kitchen at The Salvation Army's Booth Centre in St. Catherines, Ont.
Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, with more than 300 million people suffering. “Depression put me in a dark place,” says Rob, 58. “I couldn’t see a future or an answer for any of the problems in my life. Depression affected my whole world and everything in it.” The downward spiral  […]

Easter Message from Salvation Army World Leader

Posted on 12th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Inside a tomb looking out to three crosses on a hill at sunset
Easter is a time for us to reflect upon the incredible, extravagant and measureless grace of God. Through Christ he provided a way for mere mortal human beings to be both reconciled to him and enabled to enjoy the matchless benefits of a personal relationship with him. Sadly, for many Easter weekend may not represent  […]