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From Hopelessness to Helping Others

Posted on 18th April 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Judy, Beneficiary of Salvation Army transitional housing
One day, Judy was a successful accountant. The next day, she was in a coma. “I was volunteering when I suffered a ruptured brain aneurysm,” says Judy. “I was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery to reduce bleeding and pressure. My family was called in to say goodbye.” Three weeks later, Judy woke up.  […]

Hope in a Box

Posted on 1st February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
young mother with child get assistance from Salvation Army in Agincourt
As she sat quietly waiting for her bag of food items at The Salvation Army in Toronto’s community of Agincourt, Nicole had more than feeding her four hungry children on her mind. With a near empty bank account, she couldn’t provide winter wear for her family or afford to keep her dog. And Christmas, which  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Mental Illness

Posted on 26th January 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mental Illness. Awareness. Acceptance. Action
Statistics reveal that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness and research states that by 2020, depression will be the leading cause of disability on the planet. Mental health issues are real.  Just ask anyone who suffers with them about the debilitating effects it has on work and personal life. People with mental illness  […]

How The Salvation Army Changed Lives in 2015

Posted on 5th January 2016, by jeffwong
Last year, The Salvation Army in Canada helped 1.85 million people. That’s 5,000 people every day. We are truly grateful for the support from our generous donors and committed volunteers who enable us to improve the lives of vulnerable people. Click on the images shown here to see The Salvation Army at work.
Last year, The Salvation Army in Canada helped 1.85 million people. That’s 5,000 people every day. We are truly grateful for the support from our generous donors and committed volunteers who enable us to improve the lives of vulnerable people. Click on the images shown here to see The Salvation Army at work.  

“It’s Time to End Poverty” Toronto Fundraiser

Posted on 12th November 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army in Toronto is hosting their annual It’s Time to End Poverty Fundraiser today. To get involved and help put an end to poverty one child, family and meal at a time, follow ‪#‎ItsTime‬ on Twitter or visit http://itstimetoendpoverty.ca.  Members of the public are invited to 160 Jarvis Street to the Toronto Harbour  […]
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The Salvation Army Continues to Assist Syrian Refugees

Posted on 16th September 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army assists refugees in Greece
The Salvation Army believes it has an ethical and humanitarian responsibility to provide support to individuals and families fleeing their countries of origin. As European leaders seek to deal with what an EU (European Union) representative called the worst refugee crisis since the Second World War, The Salvation Army is responding internationally, providing practical, emotional  […]

Overcoming Obstacles to Immigration

Posted on 5th September 2015, by jeffwong
Claudia gets help with immigration from Salvation Army
Overcoming Obstacles to Immigration Claudia met and married her Canadian husband while they both worked in Mexico. Then, when their daughter, Rebecca, turned four, they moved to Canada to give her better educational opportunities. But immigration laws had changed and Claudia was at risk of deportation—which would tear her family apart. Tough Times “To become  […]
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Seniors Program Boosts Mental, Physical and Social Wellness

Posted on 5th September 2015, by jeffwong
Seniors Program Boosts Mental, Physical and Social Wellness
The Salvation Army Sunshine Club was established in Ottawa in 1971 and accommodates seniors age 55 plus. Every two weeks more than 50 seniors gather together in a safe, healthy and happy environment that promotes socialization, information and spiritual wellness. “Our seniors group is a ‘feel good’ group,” says Winston, 75, who attends the program.  […]
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When Life Hit Hard

Posted on 3rd September 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army helps Bryon get through one more day
Byron was 18 years sober, managing mental illness and PTSD, was gainfully employed as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and in a long-term relationship. But just when he thought things were going well, a few curveballs sent him on a downward spiral and he couldn’t see a way out.   “It was Christmastime 2013,” says  […]