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

Posted on 12th July 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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 thinkstockphotos.com 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 SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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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The High Cost of Eating Well

Posted on 5th June 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Eating healthy can tax an already tight budget
According to cbc.ca, a family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than those who eat less nutritious meals. With the rising costs of essential needs such as food and shelter, eating healthier can tax an already tight budget. The Nutritious Food Basket (NFB), a survey tool that  […]
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Remembering ‘Canada’s Titanic’

Posted on 26th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
May 29, 2014, marks the 100th anniversary of Canada’s greatest maritime tragedy, the sinking of the Empress of Ireland near Rimouski, Que. Of the 1,477 passengers, only 465 survived. The Salvation Army lost more than 100 members, including its senior leadership and most of its national band. The tragedy has never been far from the  […]
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Aboriginal Women Take on Trades Despite Challenges

Posted on 22nd May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Aboriginal women face employment barriers. Photo: Elena Elisseeva / Hemera / 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 thinkstockphotos.com for full license information.
According to CBC News, the enrolment of Aboriginal women in trade schools is on the rise. While this is positive, the women face significant barriers to entering the trades. One factor is childcare, because Aboriginal women have children at younger ages and another is that a lot of the native community doesn’t have drivers’ licenses.  […]
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Women’s Shelters are More Than a Safe Place to Stay

Posted on 15th May 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Based on surveys filled out by most of the approximately 600 residential shelter facilities in Canada, a Statistics Canada study found that on a given night, about 3,300 women across the country were sleeping in shelters to escape abuse. Shelters are more than a safe place to stay. They provide vital services and resources that  […]
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