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Composition of Canada’s Homeless Population

Posted on 25th May 2011, by Salvation Army
Aboriginal Awareness Week, first introduced in 1992, is held on the four days that follow the Victoria Day long weekend and is a week to honour the many Aboriginal cultures in Canada. Yet, while Canada celebrates the Aboriginal community and continues to learn about and understand its culture and history, reports continue to surface revealing  […]
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Face of homelessness getting wrinkles

Posted on 16th May 2011, by Salvation Army
Poverty and homelessness are the two fastest growing epidemics in Canada. As the number of homeless older adults is expected to increase with the aging of the baby boomers, improving service delivery to reach this population is important. Officials at The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Calgary say baby boomers are losing their jobs and  […]
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Salvation Army restores a sense of dignity to sex-trade workers

Posted on 11th May 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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FREE TICKETS

Posted on 4th May 2011, by Salvation Army
Thanks to Xenophon Strategies for donating FREE tickets to the Dignity Speaks event! A limited number are available on a first come, first serve basis. Email dignity@can.salvationarmy.org now to secure your tickets.
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Are you prepared?

Posted on 2nd May 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Give it up for Earth Day

Posted on 21st April 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Election Issue No. 3 – The Environment

Posted on 18th April 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Volunteer and Make a Difference

Posted on 11th April 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Election issue No. 2 – Poverty

Posted on 6th April 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Election issue No. 1 – Law and Order

Posted on 31st March 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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