Recognizing Outstanding Community Service

Posted on 26th April 2012, by
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  […]
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On the Road to New Life

Posted on 2nd April 2012, by
New immigrants from war-torn countries face a host of challenges. While poverty, language barriers, loss, separation, and unemployment is common and frightening, the thought of driving on Canadian roads can be just as terrifying. Located in Winnipeg, The Salvation Army’s Life Employability and Enhancement Program (LEEP) is a pre-employment training program that assists newcomers in  […]
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Drop-in Centre Meets Needs of Local Youth

Posted on 27th February 2012, by
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  […]
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Elementary School Students Help Fire Victims

Posted on 24th February 2012, by
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  […]
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New Program Aims to Help Young Dads

Posted on 6th February 2012, by
Blake wanted to be a great dad, but would his own childhood experiences hold him back? When Blake was just two months old, his parents realized they would be happier apart than together. While his mom battled addiction issues, Blake lived with his father. “I felt safe and cared for,” says Blake. But at age  […]
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Overcoming Powerlessness

Posted on 3rd February 2012, by
The situation was critical and needed to be taken care of immediately. But, while *Jenny was desperate to break free from her abusive husband, she had nowhere to go. In 2009 Jenny, her husband, and two young children left England for Canada. “*Joe felt it was time for a change,” says Jenny. While the transition  […]
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Things ‘worse,’ Salvation Army says

Posted on 23rd January 2012, by
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  […]
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New Year, New Life

Posted on 3rd January 2012, by
In 2005, a failed marriage and a move to a new community left Petlyn Small with three young children and a truckload of challenges. Her life of simplicity and joy had become one of pain and heartache. Mother, father, friend, teacher, cook, housekeeper, provider—the list goes on. “Being a parent is hard at the best  […]
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Women in Crisis Rely on The Salvation Army

Posted on 14th November 2011, by Salvation Army
In Saskatoon, Sask., emergency housing is a common request. In November 2010, when city shelters were full and overcrowded, The Salvation Army opened Mumford House. Mumford House, a 40-bed emergency shelter, is a renovated 4-plex that serves women, children, and youth, desperate for refuge during periods of extreme personal crisis and upheaval. The idea is  […]
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Shaw Tracking Collects Clothing to Help Those Less Fortunate

Posted on 9th November 2011, by
From October 17-31, entertainment and communications company Shaw Tracking rallied more than 400 employees at its Mississauga office to collect gently-used clothing to help vulnerable citizens this Winter. The company-wide clothing drive resulted in 45 bags of clothing including jackets, sweaters and winter boots weighing a total of 562 pounds. The donations were recently dropped-off  […]
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