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Christmas kettle volunteer thanks donor for contribution. Photo by Steve Nelson.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses $21-Million Goal

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Toronto, ON January 10, 2017 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $23.5 million nationally through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal.

“We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us to help 1.9 million struggling Canadians during the Christmas season and throughout the year,” says Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.  

As demand for services continues to grow […]

Poverty is a significant issue and, regardless of circumstances, The Salvation Army helps people who have experienced major setbacks in their lives.

10 Hard-to-believe Facts about Poverty in Canada

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Have you seen The Salvation Army’s campaign, It’s Time to End Poverty? With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness about the issue.

Did you know…

  • one in five households spend over 50 percent of their income on rent, which puts them at risk of homelessness?
  • 42 percent of Canadians say they would be in financial difficulty if their pay was delayed one week?
  • one in 10 Canadians can’t afford to fill their medical prescriptions?
  • as of […]

The Salvation Army Believes It’s Time to End Poverty and You Can Help by Joining the Fight

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TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, one in 11 Canadians live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education, and economic opportunity. The Salvation Army is declaring that It’s Time to End Poverty. On Wednesday, November 12 beginning at 6 a.m., The Salvation Army will host a one-day, live broadcast event to encourage the community to join the fight. This […]

Salvation Army sends kids to school with backpacks full of dignity

Salvation Army Sends Kids to School with Backpacks Full of Dignity

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While stores promote new back-to-school supplies, thousands of children in Canada are reminded of what they don’t have.

“For low-income families, money in the household goes to food and basic necessities,” says Major Russ Holland of The Salvation Army’s Vancouver Community and Family Services. “Once again, The Salvation Army is excited to help families in need with the high cost of going back to school.”

From July 14 to August 11 The Salvation Army in British Columbia will raise funds and school […]

Salvation Army ad campaign focuses on ending poverty in Canada

It’s Time to End Poverty in Canada

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It’s time to get serious about ending poverty in Canada. It’s 2014. We’re too developed, too wealthy, and too kind-hearted a country to allow poverty to affect any of us.

One in 11 Canadians live in poverty. It’s the root cause that puts basic human dignity out of reach for so many people, making access to everyday needs, such as food, clothing and shelter, difficult. In a country of relative wealth and abundant resources, shouldn’t we all benefit from them?

The Salvation […]

“Help Give February a Heart” Campaign Positively Impacts Lives

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Salvation Army Thrift Stores across Canada want to encourage the public to help better their local communities by positively impacting the lives of those less fortunate.

Through the ‘Help Give February A Heart’ campaign, residents in communities across the country can show compassion and care simply by cleaning out their closets, basements and garages and donating their unwanted and gently-used clothing, housewares and household furnishings to their local Salvation Army thrift store.

“The ‘Help Give February A Heart’ donation campaign offers an […]

Salvation Army Announces May as Dignity Month

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Toronto, ON, May 4, 2011 – The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month in support of the Dignity Project and its annual Red Shield Campaign. The Campaign aims to raise money to fight poverty across Canada.

The Salvation Army’s Dignity Project launched in March with a goal of educating the public about the reality of poverty in the 21st century – underscoring that everyone deserves the fundamental right of human dignity. This concept continues into the month of […]