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Shaw Tracking Collects Clothing to Help Those Less Fortunate


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 at the Oakville Recycling Centre where our team had an opportunity to personally thank the organizer Kaye Williams-Ranking.

Kaye said Shaw employees were committed to donating […]


Salvation Army Runs ‘Kitchen on Wheels’


Hot meals are being delivered in west Niagara two nights a week with the possibility of adding more.

The Salvation Army has taken the lead on an initiative to curb homelessness in Niagara and one of the first steps is a mobile outreach. The kitchen-on-wheels started delivering hot meals last year in Beamsville, through a partnership with Community Care of West Niagara. Hot meals were served to Community Care clients, and others in the community, Wednesday evenings, free of charge, at […]

Space Will Soon Fill with Hope


Collingwood – It’s dusty and cold right now, but in a couple of weeks, it will be a storehouse of Christmas dreams — and hope.

Last week, local developer Larry Dunn handed over the keys for 10,000 square feet of warehouse space to Capt. Mark Crabb of The Salvation Army.

The space will be used to store donations for the Salvation Army’s annual Christmas Hamper program — and it’s a far cry from the 1,100 square foot community room at the Salvation […]

Former Addict Gives Back


At six months of age he was abandoned. Now 70, Murray Bevan, with the help of The Salvation Army, is finding ways to embrace and give hope to elderly members of society who, at times, also feel abandoned, overlooked and undervalued.

Argos Help Feed Those in Need


Thanksgiving may be over but it was well and alive at The Salvation Army on Sunday.

About 600 people waited in line outside the Jarvis St. Harbour Light Ministries location to receive a hot turkey dinner served by members of the Toronto Argonauts.

“This is the 14th year that we’re privileged to have the Argos serve our community in this way,” said Roy Snow, executive director of the Salvation Army Harbour Light Ministries. “It’s an opportunity for our recipients to come in […]

Salvation Army Culinary School Cooks Up Successful Careers


The Abbotsford Salvation Army operates many programs from their Centre of Hope. One of the most successful is the Cascade Culinary Arts School.

The 12-month program provides individuals with the training needed to find jobs as professional cooks in a growing food-service industry. Instructors are certified with extensive training, and the program features small class sizes, an industry standard curriculum and daily hands-on practice for students.

More than 90% of graduating students find employment in the food-service industry.

Through […]

Serving People…Meeting Needs


The Salvation Army helps more than 1.7 million people in Canada and Bermuda each year – that’s one person every 20 seconds!

In 400 communities from coast to coast the Army exists to meet the needs of those most vulnerable and be a transforming influence through its broad range of social services.

Every community has people struggling to maintain their quality of life. From youth enrichment programs for at-risk youth to feeding programs for the hungry, the Army […]