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Salvation Army Engages in Olympic Games

Posted on 12th February 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
As people from around the world convene in Sochi to see Olympic athletes compete for their countries, The Salvation Army is providing tea, coffee, treats, and translation where needed, to hundreds of people at venues with large screens showing the day’s events. The team also has a presence in the mountain town of Krasnapolyna, where  […]
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The Faces of Hunger

Posted on 6th February 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
In a country of relative wealth, one in eight Canadian families struggle to get enough food. According to HungerCount 2013 food bank use is higher than it was before the recession began five years ago. The causes of food insecurity are well-known—low wages, unemployment, family breakup, layoffs and unaffordable housing, to name a few. In  […]
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Breaking the Cycle of Poverty with Words

Posted on 30th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Poverty and literacy are closely connected. A low literacy level leads to a lack of education and poor paying jobs, perpetuating the vicious cycle of poverty. According to the Canadian Literacy and Learning Network, adults functioning at low literacy levels are more likely to be receiving social assistance and often lack the skills and means  […]
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Canadians Recognize Mental Illness

Posted on 28th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
One in five Canadians will experience a form of mental illness at some point in their life. (Canadian Institute of Health Research) Today, January 28, is Bell Let’s Talk Day when the issue of mental health will be openly discussed across all platforms across the country.  The campaign invites all Canadians to help end the  […]
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Canada’s Changing Face of Poverty

Posted on 22nd January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
Poverty shouldn’t exist in a country as wealthy as Canada. Even having a job doesn’t guarantee people freedom from poverty. According to Statistics Canada, the number of unattached working-age adults living in poverty has doubled since 1981, increasing from 538,000 people to 1,195,000 in 2011. And in 2011, 35,000 more single-parent families lived in poverty  […]
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Heat or Eat?

Posted on 15th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
In some parts of Canada, winter can impose financial burdens and low-income families are hardest hit. In Canada, which is described as one of the world’s wealthiest nations, thousands of people work low-paying jobs whose incomes don’t reflect the cost of living. Many are forced to choose between staying warm or putting food on the  […]
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Warm Coats for Cold Winter

Posted on 9th January 2014, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army is making sure that with frigid temperatures across Canada, everyone has access to a warm winter coat. From coast to coast, many Salvation Army centres are collecting new and gently used coats to distribute to people in need of warm clothes for winter. Winter coats can be expensive, and for some individuals,  […]
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Benefit by Giving at Year-End

Posted on 28th December 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Year end donation
When you make a gift by December 31, you not only do more for others than you may have expected, your gift is tax deductible and you improve your own financial position. Giving several types of gifts is still possible this year. The following are options that may also serve as future strategies. General Donations:   […]
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Salvation Army Hits Homestretch for Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 23rd December 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
With Christmas only days away, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to help fill the kettle.  With a fundraising goal of $21 million there is still a long way to go. The Salvation Army will accept donations through Christmas Eve in its iconic red buckets and online kettle. Mary is among thousands who will  […]
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Donations Help Parents Play Santa Claus and Restore Dignity

Posted on 19th December 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
This Christmas season, Julieen is one of thousands of parents invited to Salvation Army toy depots across Canada to choose a new and donated toy for their children to open on Christmas morning. Selecting something they know their children will want and appreciate is just one of the ways The Salvation Army restores a sense  […]
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