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volunteer, Jerry (left) sits with laptop to prepare income tax with church pastor Danette Woods (right)

Free Tax Clinics Relieve Stress and Boost Income for Struggling Canadians


With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, tax season can be a stressful time. For people such as Carole and her son, Troy, The Salvation Army’s free income tax clinics not only encourage low-income individuals and families to fill out their taxes, but the process can help to improve many difficult situations.

“Carole has a number of physical health concerns and Troy, her adult son, suffers with mental health issues,” says Captain Danette Woods in Saint John, N.B. “Without this […]

New Thrift Store Opens in Fredericton


After a five-month search, The Salvation Army has found a permanent home for a brand new Thrift Store in the Fredericton North community.

The new Fredericton, NB, Thrift Store, located at 275 Main Street (a space previously occupied by Blockbuster Video), is now open for business and is stocked with gently used products including clothing for the entire family, furniture, housewares, electronics, books, shoes, toys and brand new mattresses.

Earlier this year, The Salvation Army was busy renovating its old location at […]

Program Will Offer Cooking Basics


A November Sussex N.B. Area Community Foundation grant has given support to a Salvation Army project called Sally’s Community Kitchen. This initiative is part of the Sussex Vibrant Communities Poverty Initiatives. The program is recognized as a Food Mentoring Initiative to help those living on low incomes.

The goal of Sally’s Community Kitchen is to empower individuals to build upon basic cooking skills through a hands-on cooking experience which also provides education and training in cooking, shopping, meal planning, budgeting, food […]

Salvation Army Community Garden Restores Self-Worth


Dignity is about feeling connected. It’s about a sense of belonging and improved self-worth. Data recently released by The Salvation Army reports that the vast majority of Canadians believe everyone, despite their socioeconomic status, deserves dignity and most deserve a helping hand. But, many still believe that the poor have mostly themselves to blame and that poverty is a choice.

Maritimes Celebrate 125 years – Rooted in Hope


This year marks the 125th Anniversary of The Salvation Army ‘opening fire’ in the Maritime Division. In those early years, there was much curiosity about their methods and message but the seed of Salvationism took root. It has stood the test of time. While methods may change over the years, the message must remain constant. We are a “Salvation” Army and we must “stand for Christ, for Christ alone”.

The Division has embraced the theme “Rooted in Hope” for […]