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Valley Saw Miracles Every Day


With the summer sun dappling through dark evergreens beyond the open windows, the chorus of voices rose and spilled out of the Chapel in the Woods with the fervor and assurance of true believers.

The Salvation Army Commits to Breaking the Cycle of Homelessness


The Salvation Army cares about the homeless. Terri Williams shuffled from friend to friend after a violent attack left her unable to work and, therefore, unable to pay the rent. Eventually, she was on the streets, frightened and alone.

Ken Acker lived on a park bench. Addicted to drugs and alcohol, he could no longer feed, house, wash or clothe himself. Beaten down by shame and disgust, he was a step away from taking his own life.

Both Terri and […]

The Salvation Army Opens Doors to Public During National Red Shield Campaign


Largest Non-governmental Provider of Social Service in Canada Hosts Open House Events at Facilities Nationwide

WHO:  Salvation Army leaders and the general public, including local politicians, civic groups and community leaders

WHAT: On Wednesday, May 19th The Salvation Army will host a national open house, giving the media and public an opportunity to tour facilities and see, first-hand, the services provided to more than 1.5 million Canadians each year.

BACKGROUND: The National Open House is The Salvation Army’s largest one-day event, culminating a […]

I Thought I Would Die a Junkie


At age 13 Scott Cameron was shy, insecure and desperate to be accepted by his friends. “In an attempt to fit in, I smoked my first joint of marijuana, with a buddy, under the carport of our middle-class family home,” says Scott.

Addiction Rehab and Spirituality: Can or should the two be separated?


A Winnipeg man who has struggled with alcoholism for decades has filed a complaint with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission because he can’t find a treatment program that doesn’t rely on religion or spirituality as part of the recovery process.

Rob Johnstone, who has filed the complaint, says the presence of spiritual elements in rehab programs exploits vulnerable addicts.

The Salvation Army is committed to excellence in working with individuals, families and communities whose health, relationships and social well-being have been […]