When Life Hit Hard

Posted on 3rd September 2015, by
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  […]
The Salvation Army’s international leader, General André Cox, has joined more than 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations to launch a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030 – a goal shared by the World Bank Group. The General added his signature to a statement (  […]

Cold Snap Increases Need for Salvation Army Services

Posted on 7th January 2015, by
When temperatures plummet, Salvation Army services ensure vulnerable people are safe and protected.
From coast to coast, blasts of extreme cold weather are causing vulnerable people, such as seniors with limited heating or people experiencing homelessness, to turn to The Salvation Army for help. “We don’t turn anyone away when it’s this cold,” says Mark Stewart, shelter services coordinator at The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Winnipeg. “We  […]

New Cookbook Benefits Food Bank Clients

Posted on 6th November 2014, by
Food bank
In direct response to clients’ feedback about what their needs were, The Salvation Army’s food bank in Penticton, B.C. has produced a series of five cookbooks. “The cookbooks are aimed at providing people with a variety of simple recipes for goods commonly received at food banks,” says Barb Stewart, food bank coordinator. The project has  […]
Siemens Canada Helps Provide a Better Future for Vulnerable Canadians
Siemens Canada, with the help of Corporations For Community Connections Inc. (CFCC), an organization which refurbishes used computers for donation, recently donated 300 refurbished laptops to three Salvation Army locations. “Our schools expect students to be able to access computers,” says Philip Schaus, purchasing manager for Siemens Canada and president of CFCC. “I have a  […]

Child Poverty Rates in Canada Remain High

Posted on 24th July 2014, by
Child Poverty Rates Remain High
One in seven Canadian children lives in a low-income household. Children are often the innocent victims of poverty. When Tanya’s marriage broke down, she was left with responsibilities she now had to bear on her own. “As a single parent, I was pulled in every direction,” says Tanya. “I never seemed to have enough time,  […]

Koodo Food Drive Helps The Salvation Army Fight Hunger and Feed Hope

Posted on 12th July 2014, by
Koodo Mobile helps The Salvation Army fight hunger and feed hope
From May 20 to May 31, 2014, Koodo Mobile’s 159 locations across the country collected a total of 1,981 pounds of food that will be used to help people in need in local communities. “The Salvation Army is grateful for partnerships such as Koodo,” says Major Les Marshall, Territorial Public Relations & Development Secretary. “It  […]

Salvation Army in the News

Posted on 11th July 2014, by
In Canada, The Salvation Army is active in 400 communities. The following are snapshots from media sources of The Salvation Army at work during the week of July 7. Jackson’s Point, Ont: Summer fun is in full swing at The Salvation Army’s Blaze camp for kids. Eight-year-old Meerjan says it’s a good thing he came  […]

How The Salvation Army Helps Newcomers Feel at Home

Posted on 10th July 2014, by
Imagine going to the grocery store and finding that the food doesn’t look like anything like you’re used to; education is in a language you don’t understand and you feel caught between two cultures. “Starting over was hard,” says Binyam, 16, whose family of seven came to Canada for better access to education and opportunities.  […]