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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Nearly One in Seven Canadian Children Lives in Poverty

Posted on 10th June 2013, by
More than 20 years ago the House of Commons pledged to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000. But the promised poverty elimination or plans never materialized. A 2012 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada says children can’t afford to wait anymore. Public policies have to intervene to support their  […]
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Doughnut Day Reminds People to Give Back

Posted on 3rd June 2013, by
On the first Friday of every June Americans celebrate National Doughnut Day, in honour of Salvation Army women—the so-called “Doughnut Girls” —who distributed doughnuts to frontline American soldiers during World War 1. While Canada doesn’t have a designated day dedicated to the doughnut, some Salvation Army centres are holding their own. On July 3 in  […]
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The Ways Companies Help our Work

Posted on 27th May 2013, by
Corporate support is essential to The Salvation Army’s ability to meet human needs and be transforming influences in communities around the world. In Canada and Bermuda The Salvation Army is blessed by the friendship and support of corporate partners such as Walmart, TELUS, and Siemens Canada. Both corporate and individual partnerships help support the Army’s  […]
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The Unsettling Costs of Poverty

Posted on 20th May 2013, by
Money manager Marc Hamel tells us that poverty hurts us in ways we might not think. The poorest of the poor die 21 years earlier than the rich. Someone in the lowest category of income earning will use the health-care system 50 percent more than the average person. If you live in poverty as a  […]
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Broken Dreams

Posted on 13th May 2013, by
It’s a fact.  More than three million Canadians live in poverty and wake everyday to the reality of broken dreams. While the typical Canadian dream is to obtain an education, job, house and family, those enduring hardship have different visions.  They dream of affordable, nutritious food; sleeping somewhere other than on a relative’s couch; wearing  […]
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Undernourishment a Risk for 1 in 3 Older Canadians

Posted on 6th May 2013, by
According to Statistics Canada about one-third of seniors, aged 65 or older, aren’t getting proper nutrition. A report based on a 2008/2009 survey suggests various factors are significantly associated with seniors and their nutritional risk. They include loneliness, infrequent social participation, a decline in activities like shopping and cooking, and fixed incomes. Furthermore 10 percent  […]
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