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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Earth Hour

Posted on 23rd March 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Will Admitting Failure Find Greater Success?

Posted on 21st March 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Using Your Skills to Help Others

Posted on 16th March 2011, by Salvation Army
Six students from Toronto’s Ryerson University School of Radio and Television Arts used their skills to raise awareness about the challenges facing society’s most vulnerable. Inspired by The Salvation Army’s message of hope and dignity they created Canada’s first 3D public service announcement for their senior year’s final project. The PSA clearly pointed out that  […]
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What are you giving up for Lent?

Posted on 8th March 2011, by Salvation Army
The first day of Lent, the season of preparation for Easter begins on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. It’s traditional to give up something that we do a lot of and that we find pleasure in. For many people, that may mean 40 days without: • a particular food or drink • television • Facebook •  […]
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Why Dignity Matters

Posted on 1st March 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army believes that human dignity is a fundamental right for all. As an international Christian movement with an acute social conscience, The Salvation Army is called to a mission of service that provides dignity and respect. In Canada one in 11 people live in poverty and, for them, dignity is far from reach.  […]
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Salvation Army Aids Homeless with Towels

Posted on 24th February 2011, by Salvation Army
It’s just another way of restoring dignity to homeless men. The Salvation Army’s Maxwell Meighan Centre in Toronto’s downtown core is providing descent-sized, warm bath towels to residents through its “wrap someone in love” campaign. The centre, which delivered services and beds to more than 127,000 clients last year, provides personal, everyday items to its  […]
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Can Homelessness Be Wiped Out?

Posted on 17th February 2011, by Salvation Army
It has been said that homelessness can be wiped out within a decade if the right strategy is in place. In Canada, an estimated 150,000 to 300,000 people are homeless, living in shelters or on the streets. On any given night, 40,000 people stay in homeless shelters and The Salvation Army provides one quarter of  […]
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Acts of Kindness on Valentine’s Day

Posted on 11th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a day of romance. It can be a day of kindness with opportunity to spread good will. On February 14 in Williams Lake, B.C. the “empty bowl” project will raise funds and awareness for The Salvation Food Bank and hunger in that community. Cariboo Potters Guild, with a membership  […]
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