Salvation Army Shares the Spirit of Christmas with Newcomers

Posted on 17th December 2013, by
Christmas, families
Language barriers, lack of family support and making ends meet are among common challenges faced by newcomers to Canada. The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centres in Winnipeg and Calgary provide a wide range of services to vulnerable families and communities throughout the year. But during the Christmas Season, the Army makes an extra effort  […]

High School Students ‘Pay it Forward’ to The Salvation Army

Posted on 13th December 2013, by
gingerbread house
A group of students from Leaside High School in Toronto were given the task of building a festive gingerbread house and delivering it to a charitable organization that has made a difference in their local community. Twincy, Heidi, Miranda and Ayanna chose to “Pay it Forward” to The Salvation Army. “Paying if forward means doing  […]

Salvation Army Toy Mountain Brings Christmas to Winnipeg’s Less Fortunate

Posted on 11th December 2013, by
Christmas, toys
“Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the help of The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain shopping centre,” says Juilieen. “Now my daughter will have something to open on Christmas morning.” Planning for a happy Christmas for your family is challenging if you lack the financial resources to celebrate with your children. Julieen Keeley lives with her eight-year-old  […]
Toronto, December 9, 2013 – Canada’s largest non-governmental direct social service provider is commending the Federal Government on the creation and launch of a dedicated enforcement team based in Montreal to combat human trafficking (click here for report). The Salvation Army has participated in consultations around the development of the national plan and sees the  […]

Salvation Army General Pays Tribute to Nelson Mandela

Posted on 6th December 2013, by
General André Cox has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in a letter to the family of the former South African President. He explained that his years spent in Africa had given him ‘a sense of the measure of Madiba’s life and influence’. ‘So many have already spoken eloquently or written lucidly,’ wrote the General. ‘I  […]

How Your Support Can Help The Salvation Army Give Someone A Better Christmas

Posted on 2nd December 2013, by
Tammy Smallwood, mother of twins, is grateful to The Salvation Army for their support at Christmas time.
When Tammy’s children saw the presents under the tree last Christmas, they were filled with excitement. “Their eyes brightened with life,” says Tammy. For some, a joyous Christmas is simply a dream, but with the help of generous donors and volunteers, the dream can become reality for people in need this Christmas. Tammy was a  […]
MISSISSAUGA • November 26, 2013. As part of its commitment to assisting families in need by providing access to food and education, Target Canada today announced a $160,000 donation to support The Salvation Army’s meal and snack program for school-aged children in 22 communities across Canada.  With an emphasis on healthy, nutritious foods including fresh fruit and  […]

The Sally Ann Kettle

Posted on 25th November 2013, by
Here I am, a nice Jewish girl, standing behind The Salvation Army Christmas Kettle in the local mall.  It’s Friday afternon and my art group has volunteered to take turns manning the kettle. The kettle is strategically positioned near the mall entrance, next to the donut shop. Repeated wafts of sweet apple turnovers and hot  […]

Salvation Army Launches 2013 Christmas Campaign to Transform Lives in Need

Posted on 19th November 2013, by
123rd Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Kicks-Off with $21 Million Fundraising Goal TORONTO, Nov. 19, 2013 /CNW/ – The Salvation Army launched its national Christmas campaign this week, marking the 123rd year that the organization has sought donations from the public to help millions of Canadians living in poverty. The Salvation Army’s annual Christmas campaign is one of  […]

How The Salvation Army Santa Shuffle Changes Lives

Posted on 18th November 2013, by
On Saturday, December 7th, more than 10,000 Canadians in 39 cities from coast to coast will run or walk in the annual Salvation Army Santa Shuffle. Why? It’s an easy and fun way to raise funds that can change people’s lives. “The Santa Shuffle is an experience that makes you feel content and proud because  […]