The Salvation Army Continues to Assist Syrian Refugees

Posted on 16th September 2015, by
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
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,  […]