The Salvation Army in Canada

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Diageo Canada’s Clothing Drive Supports Salvation Army

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Throughout the entire month of April, Diageo Canada Inc., a consumer goods company located in Etobicoke, united more than 200 employees to collect gently-used clothing and household items to help local families in need.

This is the first-time that the company has partnered with The Salvation Army and with all hands on deck the team was able to generate an entire room full of donations, enough to fill a large truck.

Robert Duncan, General Accountant, organized the clothing drive and says […]

Recognizing Outstanding Community Service

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Petrolia native William (Bill) Bowers will receive the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for outstanding community service as a Salvation Army major and to Canada, on Friday, April 27 in Toronto.

In 2004, Bowers, working as a Salvation Army outreach ministry chaplain in Toronto, solicited support in giving home-made woolen scarves for homeless people in that city. The project was successful with many people — including some 1,000 donors from Petrolia and area — sending scarves. More than 8,000 scarves […]

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Drop-in Centre Meets Needs of Local Youth

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There are no barriers to entry. No registration fee. No discrimination. For the past year, The Salvation Army Pembroke Community Church has been home to community youth ages 12 to 18 who come together to hang out, meet new friends and have fun in a safe and healthy environment.

In 2011, after moving around to different locations for more than three years, The Pembroke Grind Youth Centre found a permanent home at The Salvation Army. Weekly programs provide recreation, tutoring, mentoring […]

Elementary School Students Help Fire Victims

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Students at Springvale Elementary School, located at 92 Down’s Avenue in Halifax, Nova Scotia, made an effort to ensure that everyone in their community stayed warm this winter.

Throughout the month of January students Jenna Mills and Sarah Pugh rallied their entire school to collect winter clothing for local individuals and families in need.

Joanna Flemming, Jenna’s mother, said the idea for the drive came after her daughter heard about the four-story apartment building fire at 25 Arthur St. […]

Things ‘worse,’ Salvation Army says

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A year has passed since The Salvation Army, representing some churches in southwestern Nova Scotia, wrote a letter to Premier Darrell Dexter expressing its concern about the impact of the loss of the Yarmouth ferry.

Twelve months later, a local pastor who played a significant role in writing that letter on behalf of the Yarmouth County Protestant Ministerial, says the economic situation – along with the problems stemming from it – seems to have grown more serious.

“I think we are worse […]