Duffle Bags and Dignity

Posted on 3rd July 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
In Moncton, N.B, The Salvation Army’s unique camping program is providing additional dignity to vulnerable children by ensuring that each child arrives at camp as an equal. Imagine the embarrassment of appearing at camp with a battered suitcase that contained one beat-up old pillow, or the isolation felt as you sat on the sidelines during  […]
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When the Cupboards are Bare

Posted on 25th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
This can’t be happening to me, thought Patricia. With her sudden loss of employment, the Davis household income took a drastic hit. They were in a crippling situation. Imagine a family of four living on $5 a month after paying rent and basic bills? This is where Patricia Davis and her loved ones found themselves  […]
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The Salvation Army Oshawa Community and Family Services recently received an Accessibility Improvement Award from the city of Oshawa. This award was granted in recognition of the proactive approach taken by The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services in making improvements to their facility at 45 King St. E. in downtown Oshawa. These improvements, which  […]
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Valuing People with Barriers

Posted on 4th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lorne was a victim in his own community—disregarded and disrespected because he had a learning disability. He was convinced no one would ever accept him for who he was. As one of eight children Lorne was born into a chaotic environment. He was a sad, angry and neglected young boy. By age 15 Lorne was  […]
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From Struggles to Solutions

Posted on 14th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army New Hope Community Centre in St. John’s is helping people get back on their feet. Its 12-week retail skills and commercial cleaning programs are committed to helping those furthest away from the labour market find work and income. “These programs exist to create employment opportunities in which individuals with barriers can succeed,”  […]
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Salvation Army Celebrates 40 Years of Service

Posted on 10th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
TORONTO, May 9, 2012 /CNW/ – On Thursday, May 10, 2012 we invite you to join The Salvation Army Booth Packaging and Supportive Services as we celebrate 40 years of service to the community and mark the special occasion of our Grand Re-Opening. Join us at 1:30pm at 1020 Islington Ave, Unit 9A, Toronto. “At  […]
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Diageo Canada’s Clothing Drive Supports Salvation Army

Posted on 8th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
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  […]
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Food Mentoring Restores Dignity

Posted on 7th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
From beef to coffee, and pasta and potatoes, food inflation has persisted. According to The Globe and Mail high food prices are here to stay. And, when food suddenly costs more, those who can least afford it get hit hardest. This is sure to affect the cycle of poverty that organizations like The Salvation Army  […]
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Recognizing Outstanding Community Service

Posted on 26th April 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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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