Loved Back to Life

Posted on 13th September 2012, by
For as far back as he can remember, Keith was told he was worthless and stupid. The emotional and verbal punches of his father cut deep, but the physical abuse that followed pierced even deeper. “The only thing I was terrified of as a kid was my dad,” says Keith. While Keith’s father was well-respected  […]

Rethinking Drinking

Posted on 13th August 2012, by
The statistics are not good. About 6,700 Canadians die each year as a result of drinking alcohol. Paul’s story “For 20 years, it was just me and a bottle,” says Paul, rethinking his alcohol abuse. “Although I cheated death several times and lost all that was important to me, I defended my addiction to the  […]
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Taking Support to the Streets

Posted on 18th June 2012, by
In Midland, Ontario, spare change is still in demand, homeless people are looking for support and places to stay, and others on the fringe just need someone to talk to. Situations don’t change quickly but given the opportunity, they can. In a rubber-meets-the-road type of ministry, The Salvation Army is combing streets, parks and trails—anywhere  […]
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Mending Broken People

Posted on 28th May 2012, by
Addiction is not picky. It can, and does, attack anyone from any walk of life. Since November 2011, and in response to community need, Fireside Addiction Services in Chilliwack, B.C. is mending broken people, one life at a time. The idea for an addiction centre in Chilliwack, which serves the Fraser Valley, came after The  […]
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Stigma Stomp Day

Posted on 17th May 2012, by
Victoria – On May 11 The Salvation Army participated in “Stigma Stomp Day”, an event during Mental Health Awareness week that was designed to educate and raise awareness of the stigma’s attached to people experiencing mental health/addiction issues. The event included food, fun, entertainment, and speeches by members of the community who experienced the power  […]
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From Struggles to Solutions

Posted on 14th May 2012, by
The Salvation Army New Hope Community Centre in St. John’s is helping people get back on their feet. Its 12-week retail skills and commercial cleaning programs are committed to helping those furthest away from the labour market find work and income. “These programs exist to create employment opportunities in which individuals with barriers can succeed,”  […]
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Not in My Backyard

Posted on 7th May 2012, by
Do citizens have a right to choose their neighbours? People have sought to engage in decisions affecting their way of life for a long time. When change is proposed in a neighbourhood, residents may be skeptical or even take a hostile approach. Three years ago, Richard Leblanc purchased a farm in Saanich, B.C. Here he  […]
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Report: Canada Speaks 2012

Posted on 1st May 2012, by
Toronto, ON May 1, 2012 – For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month, and is releasing a report, “Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty.” The report reveals perceptions and attitudes among the Canadian public about individuals dealing with addiction or suffering from mental  […]
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