Partnerships and The Salvation Army

Posted on 28th November 2013, by
The Salvation Army’s services are possible because of partners who want to help make people’s lives better.  These relationships are critical to the efforts of The Salvation Army this Christmas season. We are grateful to Salvation Army partners such as Lowes Canada, who are operating a national toy drive; Kellogg’s Rice Krispies, whose Treats for  […]
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Salvation Army Helps Fight the Flu Bug

Posted on 20th November 2013, by
According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, influenza affects 10 to 25% of Canadians each year. In some communities, The Salvation Army, in partnership with local health authorities, is playing an active role in promoting good health and preventing the spread of the seasonal flu. Salvation Army centres are opening their doors, making it  […]
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Take Time to Remember

Posted on 11th November 2013, by
The year 2013 marks the 95th anniversary of the end of the First World War. On November 11 Canadians will gather at cenotaphs across the country to remember those who fought and died for our freedom. During both world wars and throughout the Cold War, The Salvation Army tried to establish a degree of civility  […]
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Differences Between Rural and Urban Poverty

Posted on 6th November 2013, by
Although rural poverty is no better or worse than urban poverty, there are unique challenges. Rural residents face social isolation and higher transportation costs, which create burdens related to obtaining food. Not surprisingly more rural households access food banks when compared to urban households. Other difficulties include limited access to employment opportunities, income, and adequate  […]
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Trick or Treat for Food Banks

Posted on 30th October 2013, by
Rather than trick or treating for the typical goodies, there are some individuals and groups across Canada who are collecting non-perishable food items to help restock depleted Salvation Army food bank shelves. For example, in Fort Erie, Ont., individuals and students will come to the door and say “Trick or Can.”  And in Penticton, B.C.,  […]
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How to be a Partner and Change Lives

Posted on 23rd October 2013, by
“Most of us think of Christmas as a festive time, with presents under the tree, surrounded by friends and family,” says a Salvation Army volunteer. “But for many it’s a time of sadness and anxiety, without family or support.” Organizations like The Salvation Army need volunteers year-round but even more so during the Christmas season.  […]
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Income Inequality: Why it Matters.

Posted on 17th October 2013, by
October 17 has been set aside by the United Nations to recognized people living in poverty and the need to accelerate action towards a world without discrimination. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue. Statistics Canada has recently published its new and controversial National Household Survey. The report not only shows that  […]
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Five Ways to Help the Homeless

Posted on 10th October 2013, by
World Homeless Day, October 10, was created to draw attention to people who are homeless and their needs. Around the world individuals are encouraged to stop and think about the homeless in their communities and what they can do to help. Here’s what you can do: Educate yourself and others. Don’t accept the stereotype that  […]
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Services That Support Seniors

Posted on 1st October 2013, by
October 1, International Day of Older Persons, is set aside to recognize the contributions of the elderly and to examine issues that affect their lives. Canada has more seniors than ever before, and given the valuable contribution they have made to this country, it is only fitting that The Salvation Army serves them in ways  […]
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How The Salvation Army is Transparent and Accountable

Posted on 19th September 2013, by
The Salvation Army believes in transparency and accountability. External visibility creates public understanding and trust, which are vital to the Army’s success. The support of donors and volunteers allows the Army to serve 1.8 million people every year. In addition to The Salvation Army’s Annual Review, the Ethical Fundraising and Financial Accountability Code reinforces The  […]
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