The Salvation Army in Canada

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The Salvation Army in Canada Celebrates 130 Years


Toronto, ON June 12, 2012 – The Salvation Army began its work in Canada in 1882, and as the organization celebrates its 130th anniversary this June, there have been numerous past accomplishments to celebrate, but there is also much to look forward to in the future.

The Salvation Army has always been a Christian denomination and in Canada, it adopted Founder William Booth’s philosophy to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of all people. As a result, the concept […]

The Salvation Army Applauds Federal Government on Human Trafficking Strategy


OTTAWA, June 6, 2012 – Canada’s largest non-governmental direct social service provider is commending the Federal Government on the release of a national strategy to address the issue of Human Trafficking. The Salvation Army had called on the government to develop a national plan and participated in the development of the strategy announced today in Ottawa.

“The Salvation Army is very pleased that the federal government is further strengthening its measures in addressing the growing issue of human trafficking through the […]

MOLLY MAID Helps ‘clean up’ Salvation Army Food Shortage


The Salvation Army is thrilled to be partnering with MOLLY MAID and its customers once again in an effort to collect non-perishable food items to help restock depleted shelves this summer.

“The national economy is still recovering and in fact, the demand for services provided by The Salvation Army continues to increase year after year,” says Graham Moore, Territorial Secretary for Public Relations and Development for The Salvation Army. “On behalf of the more than 1.7 million people that we […]

Report: Canada Speaks 2012


Toronto, ON May 1, 2012 – For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month, and is releasing a report, “Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty.” The report reveals perceptions and attitudes among the Canadian public about individuals dealing with addiction or suffering from mental illness.

The survey of more than 1,000 Canadians, conducted in February by Angus Reid Public Opinion, revealed that many Canadians have been personally touched by the […]

Generous Donation Expands Salvation Army Centres


Generous Donation from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Strengthens, Expands Salvation Army Centres
The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centres in Winnipeg and Calgary To Promote Dignity For All

Toronto, ON March 27, 2012 – As The Salvation Army celebrates the one-year anniversary of its Dignity Project, an initiative designed to educate and inform the public about the challenges facing society’s most vulnerable people, a generous donation from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is making it possible to promote dignity for […]

One Year Later, The Dignity Project Continues to Make a Difference


Toronto, ON March 20, 2012 – Today, The Salvation Army is celebrating the one-year anniversary of the launch of The Dignity Project, which is designed to educate and inform the public about the challenges facing society’s most vulnerable people.

Last March, The Salvation Army launched this initiative with the release of a report, The Dignity Project: Debunking Myths about Poverty in Canada, which explored common misconceptions regarding poverty. The report was supplemented with a series of events across Canada that […]

Christmas Kettle Campaign Surpasses Goal


Toronto, ON January 4, 2012 – This Christmas, donors across Canada helped support The Salvation Army’s efforts to reduce poverty nationwide by donating more than $20 million to the annual Kettle Campaign. Funds raised in the nearly 2,000 kettles in stores, on street corners and online will be used to support programs that help restore hope and dignity to more than 1.7 million each year throughout the country.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the overwhelming generosity that helped us fill the kettles […]

Salvation Army Kettles $6 Million Short of Goal as Christmas Campaign Enters Final Week


With Christmas a few short days away, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to help “fill the kettles” on street corners, store fronts and online as fundraising is still $6 million short of the $19 million goal. To date, The Salvation Army has collected $13 million in the nearly 2,000 kettles across the country, but Kettles will continue accepting donations until Christmas Eve.

“Many families are still struggling and we’re seeing that reflected in donations this year,” said Andrew Burditt, […]

The Salvation Army Combats Poverty this Christmas


Toronto, ON November 22, 2011 – Today, The Salvation Army announced the national launch of the 2011 annual Christmas Campaign. The campaign is aimed at raising money and awareness about the continued need for social service programs to support vulnerable individuals throughout Canada during the holiday season and year-round. This year marks the 120th anniversary of The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign, and there has never been a more crucial time than now to give.

The Salvation Army, in partnership with […]