Learning That Makes a Difference

Posted on 11th September 2013, by
In school David misbehaved because he didn’t have the ability to read. Ben, a new immigrant had difficulty finding employment due to his lack of English proficiency. Maria, who didn’t graduate from high school, couldn’t help her children with homework. Now, thanks to Salvation Army literacy programs across Canada, kids like David have a new  […]
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Helping Families Meet Diverse Needs

Posted on 6th September 2013, by
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 still struggle to make ends meet despite a rebounding economy. “Youth in Need: The Economic  […]
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Thrift Shopping for Back-to-School and Beyond

Posted on 28th August 2013, by
Back-to-school shopping doesn’t always have to happen inside retail stores. Salvation Army Thrift Stores offer great variety when it comes to finding items for the school year, and beyond. From clothes to linens to furniture and mattresses, Thrift Stores save some serious money, and everything you are looking for is in one place. Furthermore, by  […]
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Teens Overcome Challenges through Volunteering

Posted on 21st August 2013, by
Throughout the summer months teens affected by Asperger’s syndrome volunteered at The Salvation Army thrift store in Bathurst, N.B. From sorting books to hanging and sorting clothes, giving back not only made the teens feel good, it bridged communication gaps they sometimes struggle with. As part of a summer camp program at the Autism and  […]
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Families Empowered

Posted on 14th August 2013, by
Connection and Community—two words that are impacting lives in Kelowna, B.C. The philosophy at The Salvation Army in Kelowna is to provide Village-sized support and empowerment to all members of its community in practical and relational ways. For example, social events throughout the summer have offered a gathering place that is inclusive, accessible and multi-generational.  […]
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The Importance of Emergency Response Training

Posted on 6th August 2013, by
The frequency and impact of natural disasters is on the rise worldwide.  Earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, forest fires, tornadoes, ice storms and severe rain storms are happening more often than ever before. It is important to be ready for a variety of situations and that is why disaster management training is critical. The Salvation Army has  […]
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How Are You Beating the Heat?

Posted on 16th July 2013, by
Heat waves can be dangerous and push the body beyond its limits. Those especially at risk are very young children, the elderly and the homeless. As the summer heat grips large parts of Canada, The Salvation Army is striving to ensure the well-being of those most vulnerable. In some locations outreach teams are working extended  […]
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Resources for New Immigrants

Posted on 2nd July 2013, by
Every year thousands of immigrants come to Canada bringing their own skills, knowledge, religion and cultural norms. They all yearn to strengthen Canada’s international character, but in moving to a new land, they face key challenges. Finding suitable employment and affordable housing are some of the most significant concerns for the newcomer. Across the country  […]
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New Food Bank Program Increases Dignity

Posted on 26th June 2013, by
It’s a one-of-a-kind in Windsor, Ont. The Salvation Army food bank has changed the way it hands out food and is now offering a shopping-like experience to its visitors. “It goes down to the dignity of being able to shop, as opposed to receiving a handout,” says Perron Goodyear of The Salvation Army. Clients are  […]
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Why Canadians Give

Posted on 19th June 2013, by
According to the 2010 Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating, 84% of Canadians donate and the majority of that number give because they feel compassion for those in need. It’s interesting to note further findings: 85% donate to a cause in which they personally believe 79% want to make a contribution to their community  […]
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