The Salvation Army in Canada

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Ann Dutton invests in annuities with The Salvation Army

Make a Charitable Gift and Improve Your Income Security

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For donors, 60 years of age or over, a Salvation Army charitable gift annuity not only enables them to make a donation that supports the work of The Salvation Army, it provides a safe, secure stream of income for life that is largely tax exempt and often has a better return than GICs or Bonds.

“I have three annuities with The Salvation Army,” says Ann Dutton, 82. “My annuities give me that extra income to help meet my monthly expenses such […]

Christmas kettle volunteer thanks donor for contribution. Photo by Steve Nelson.

Salvation Army Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses $21-Million Goal

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Toronto, ON January 10, 2017 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $23.5 million nationally through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal.

“We are truly grateful for the continued support of our donors, volunteers and community partners, who enable us to help 1.9 million struggling Canadians during the Christmas season and throughout the year,” says Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.  

As demand for services continues to grow […]

mom, daughter and son living in poverty stand by a Christmas tree

4 Ways to Change a Life this Christmas

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Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially at Christmas. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, last year The Salvation Army helped over 1.9 million people in need. Here are some ways you can support those who are struggling.  

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One in 10 Canadians continue to live in poverty. Your contributions allow The Salvation Army to help low-income individuals and families year-round with the basic necessities of life, such as food, clothing and shelter. Click

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Brothers Lace Up to Make a Difference

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On Saturday, December 3, 2016, brothers Mike and Ben will lace up, along with 16,000 participants across Canada, to run in The Salvation Army’s Annual Santa Shuffle, which takes place in 42 cities.

But this race isn’t about speed or their personal best. It’s a 5K fun run and 1K elf walk, in partnership with  Running Room Ltd., to raise funds that will support local Salvation Army programs and give hope and help to people in need.

“I support the […]

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Salvation Army Launches 126th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

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Toronto, ON November 23, 2016 – The Salvation Army has launched its 2016 Christmas Kettle Campaign. Now in its 126th year, the annual holiday campaign seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of Canadians living in poverty. With one in 10 Canadians struggling to make ends meet, The Salvation Army’s advertising campaign focuses on the fact that “Poverty isn’t always easy to see, especially during the holidays.”

With a national $21-million fundraising goal, the Christmas Kettle Campaign enables local […]

Salvation Army mobile street van serves food and drinks to vulnerable people

How You Can Benefit by Giving at Year-End

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According to Imagine Canada, a national charitable organization which supports Canada’s charities, more than 60% of Canadians intend to donate to charity over the holidays.

A large portion of The Salvation Army’s fundraising occurs during its Christmas campaign and at the close of the calendar year. These donations set the precedent for the upcoming year and help us to continue to support vulnerable people across Canada.

“The Salvation Army relies heavily on, and is truly grateful for, the generosity of […]

Lorne Moir, hands on in the kitchen, at his annual Christmas fundraising dinner

One Man Makes Christmas Bright for More than Four Decades

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Christmas should be a time of great joy. But for many Canadians struggling to make ends meet, the season is less than merry and bright. Thanks to the generosity of people such as Lorne Moir, The Salvation Army can extend its reach in improving the situations of vulnerable individuals and families this Christmas and throughout the year.

“If you can help one person, you’ve done your job,” says 70-year-old Lorne. “It feels good to know that someone’s Christmas will be that […]

Santa Shuffle participants raise awareness and funds for The Salvation Army

Participate in a Fun Run and Change Lives

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It’s fun, festive and great exercise. The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle is also an easy way to support struggling people in your community.

Every year, in 41 cities across Canada, over 16,000 participants secure pledges, dress in festive gear, walk or run, and brave the weather to make a difference in their local communities.

“Over $600,000 was raised last year,” says Erin McGrath, National Race Director. “Participants helped to improve the lives of vulnerable individuals and families at Christmas and throughout the […]

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The Salvation Army’s 124th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Fundraising Goal

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Toronto, ON (January 15, 2015) – Thanks to contributions from donors, volunteers and community partners, The Salvation Army raised $22 million dollars during its 124th annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. Donations to the campaign will remain in the local communities in which they were raised and will help The Salvation Army in the fight against poverty throughout Canada.

“We are truly touched by the generosity of our neighbours, peers and corporate partners, year after year,” said Commissioner Susan McMillan, Territorial Commander for […]

Santa Shuffle participant runs in memory of her late father

Why Do I Run The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle Every Year?

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On December 4, 2008, I went to visit Dad. He was not well and the dementia was looming large. We somehow managed to chat about my running in the Santa Shuffle to raise money for The Salvation Army.

Because of the run and the time I needed to spend with the triplets, I would not see Dad for two days—unheard of in the midst of our usual daily visits. But Dad thought the run was important and I think he knew […]