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.  […]

10 Volunteering Facts That May Surprise You

Posted on 2nd July 2014, by
Volunteer with The Salvation Army. Photo: 4774344sean / iStock / Thinkstock. Use of photo is granted to The Salvation Army (the Licensee) through a subscription agreement. Downloading of licensed image is restricted other than for personal use, and prohibited from republication, retransmission or reproduction. Go to for full license information.
Volunteer work is important not only to individuals but to Canadian society as a whole. A 2010 study by Statistics Canada reveals some thought-provoking facts about volunteering. Ages 15-24 represent the highest percentage of volunteers (at 58%). Close to one-half of Canadians volunteer. 1.1 million full-time equivalent jobs are represented by volunteering annually. Single Canadians,  […]

World Refugee Day Emphasizes Impact of War on Families

Posted on 19th June 2014, by
The impact of war on families
More than 35 million people around the world are currently displaced from their homes because of war, conflict and persecution. World Refugee Day, June 20, 2014, brings attention to the plight of these vulnerable people. Over 100 countries around the world will participate in social events, campaign for refugee rights and use social media to  […]
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Helping People Be Parents that Kids Can Count On

Posted on 12th June 2014, by
Parental supports help families succeed
“Having my daughter was a life-changing event for me,” says Blake. “Being a parent is rewarding, but also complex and challenging. I welcomed the extra help, guidance and support The Salvation Army offered me.” In centres such as Ottawa, Winnipeg and Calgary, Salvation Army parenting programs are not only lifelines but resource and service centres.  […]
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