Help Families in Need as Kids go Back to School

Posted on 29th August 2013, by
The end of summer is quickly approaching, and the back-to-school season is on everyone’s minds. While families plan for a new school year, The Salvation Army offers alternatives to the often expensive extracurricular activities or daycare programs that put a strain on budgets. A recent study by The Salvation Army  revealed that many Canadian families  […]
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Families Empowered

Posted on 14th August 2013, by
Connection and Community—two words that are impacting lives in Kelowna, B.C. The philosophy at The Salvation Army in Kelowna is to provide Village-sized support and empowerment to all members of its community in practical and relational ways. For example, social events throughout the summer have offered a gathering place that is inclusive, accessible and multi-generational.  […]
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A Dad to Count On

Posted on 10th June 2013, by
Becoming a new dad brought Carnot joy—and stress. While he happily embraced his new responsibilities, mounting challenges of migrating to a new country caused him to question his ability to provide for and protect his family.  He worried that he couldn’t be a dad his daughter could count on. Anxiety and Uncertainty In 2008 Carnot  […]

Volunteering Changes Lives, Including Your Own

Posted on 23rd April 2013, by
Every week Julie Whalen uses her spare time and skills to help others.  And every week she ends up gaining more than she could possibly give. On any given Thursday this full-time mom and supply pre-school teacher uses her passion for cooking and her desire to show love in her community to teach low-income families  […]

Free Coffee is Grounds for Hope

Posted on 11th April 2013, by
By keeping a pot of coffee brewing, The Salvation Army Thrift Store in Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood is changing lives. “Coffee connects people,” says Kyle Brennan, Thrift Store Manager. “All of us need others for support and to feel valued.” For many in this community who live on a fixed income, the thrift store is more  […]

Cooking Class is More Than a Meal

Posted on 25th March 2013, by
Deborah suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder and struggles with anxiety, low self-esteem and depression. Her anxiety is so high that she finds it difficult to leave her house, even to get groceries. But each week, Deborah makes the trip to attend The Salvation Army’s cooking class in Markham, Ont. “I come here to get out  […]

After the School Bell

Posted on 18th March 2013, by
Ten-year-old Tasha is one of hundreds of Canadian children who live in unstable environments. She never knows what she will have to cope with next, and is often left to fend for herself. At The Salvation Army she can escape for a while and enjoy being a kid. “The Salvation Army is making every effort  […]

Free Tax Clinic Helps Low-Income Families

Posted on 11th March 2013, by
“Income-tax time creates incredible stress for me,” says Rosemary. The cost of having income taxes prepared by tax firms starts at $60. For Rosemary, whose been laid off from her factory job, that’s a big deal. Due to circumstances beyond her control, Rosemary asked The Salvation Army for assistance to complete her tax forms through  […]

Improving Quality of Life for Single Dad

Posted on 4th March 2013, by
Paul never thought he’d be a single parent, but five years ago he was thrust into his new role. “It’s still tough,” he says. “I take one day at a time. What matters most is that I’m a capable dad who loves his children.” In 2008, Paul’s children, ages 7 and 10 at the time,  […]

Salvation Army Offers Tax Help

Posted on 21st February 2013, by
Stratford – The Salvation Army and the city’s social services department have teamed up to make this time of year a little less taxing. The social services subcommittee has accepted a proposal for a pilot project that would provide free tax services for Salvation Army family services clients and social services clients. The proposal will  […]
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