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Salvation Army restores a sense of dignity to sex-trade workers


The Salvation Army and other community groups in Winnipeg organized a night of pampering for sex-trade workers that included a yoga session, karaoke and a portrait studio.

Freshly baked cookies and cheese-laden pizza was served. Make-up and facials gave participants some sense of pride.

One sex worker commented they were still people even though they have different lifestyles. Another said she wouldn’t recommend the work to people she cares about.

“The Salvation Army makes every effort to provide a sense of dignity […]

Are you prepared?


Emergency Preparedness Week, May 1 to 7, is an annual event whereby activities are organized across Canada to raise awareness of the importance of having an emergency kit; making an emergency plan; and identifying risks in the region. These three simple steps can help Canadians prepare for all types of emergencies.

The Salvation Army Toronto Harbour Light, a seven-storey flagship facility located in the heart of the city, recently received an award from the Ontario Association of Architects for […]

Give it up for Earth Day


Earth Day, April 22, is the perfect opportunity to renew your commitment to living in harmony with the environment.

Are you ready to green your cleaning routine? Will you get away from bottled water or coffee in paper cups? There are a million possible green alternatives to what we do on a daily basis.

Did you know the average Canadian watches television or streams videos for more than 5 hours a day? That’s 25% of a person’s waking life! […]

Election Issue No. 3 – The Environment


With Canada plunged into its fourth election campaign in seven years, the environment is one issue Canadians want to hear about.

As it relates to the environment, The Salvation Army believes that humans are called to careful stewardship of the earth and its resources.

Among other environmental initiatives, the Army makes environmental concerns an integral part of planning and decision making in all facility designs and ongoing maintenance projects.

The Army takes advantage of power smart technologies and […]

Volunteer and Make a Difference


Volunteering may be one of the most valuable experiences of your life. You can take action to promote what you think is important and help someone else along the way. Your community benefits from your work and you benefit from your involvment.
According to a Canada Survey of Giving, Volunteering and Participating conducted in 2007 by Statistics Canada, 46% of Canadians age 15 and over volunteer for charitable and non-profit organizations. There is room for growth.
In 2010 approximately 147,000 volunteers gave […]

Election issue No. 2 – Poverty


All political parties recently signed onto a House of Commons report laying out recommendations for reducing poverty in Canada—but all disagree about how.

It’s reassuring that Canadians believe poverty is an important issue facing the country today. However, in a recent study conducted by The Salvation Army many still don’t understand the issue.

For example about a quarter of Canadians feel that people are poor because they are lazy and have lower moral values than average; and nearly […]

Election issue No. 1 – Law and Order


It’s official. Canadians will head to the polls May 2 for the fourth federal election in seven years.

Several issues are expected to dominate the campaign. One being Law and Order. Topics for debate include added new criminal offences, expanded prisons, and changed sentencing laws.

As it relates to justice, The Salvation Army takes an alternative approach to crime. They focus on rehabilitation and restoration rather than retribution. The Salvation Army practices Restorative Justice formally in some of its […]

Earth Hour


On Saturday, March 26, 2011, at 8:30 p.m., lights will switch off around the globe for Earth Hour, and people will commit to actions that go beyond the hour.

The Salvation Army supports earth hour. We value preserving our environment. The Salvation Army Territorial Headquarters is a registered participant in Earth Hour 2011.

Tell us what you are doing to celebrate Earth Hour

Will Admitting Failure Find Greater Success?


In early 2011, was launched. The website is a space for charities to share their mistakes and lessons learned.
This site and those who support it are attempting to create a best practice of openness, transparency and honesty. Site developers have sent a bold challenge to charities across Canada and around the world: stop fearing failure, start innovating, and start an honest conversation about mistakes.

The Salvation Army believes that transparency and accountability is essential to its success. They are […]