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Salvation Army Booth Centre in Montreal helps men in difficulty break the cycle of addiction

The Power of a Secret


Réjean had an ugly secret. He concealed it to protect a family member—but had no idea the depth of personal harm that would cause. Revealing the traumatic experience was the only thing that could set him free. And the longer he waited, the more destructive was its impact.

“At age 12 I was abused by a neighbour,” says Réjean. “I was afraid to tell my parents—my dad would kill him. That would mean prison and I didn’t want to lose my […]


Salvation Army Providing 300 Meals a Day at Lac-Mégantic


The Salvation Army would like to express its gratitude to the public, volunteers, team members, businesses, emergency services as well as the authorities who dedicate their efforts to support their fellow citizens of Lac-Mégantic.

The Salvation Army has been present onsite since the beginning of this terrible tragedy. On July 17, 2013, the mayor of Lac-Mégantic highlighted the work of the Salvation Army at a press conference. Our team currently serves approximately 300 meals and snacks per day, mostly to help […]

A Generous Donation


On Friday, October 1, 2010, during the 44th edition of the “Journée fèves au lard”, representatives of the Montreal Policeman’s Brotherhood (FPPM) stopped at The Salvation Army’s warehouse in Montreal, to donate $5,500 worth of food products, consisting of pork and beans, snacks, and bottled water – the equivalent of 1,071 meals.

Mr. Nikolas Klimis, of the ScotiaMcLeon Bank, chose to support The Salvation Army : “Our objective was to bring practical assistance to the population […]

Booth Centre Artists Show Their Work


On February 12, residents of the Rivage, Montreal Booth Centre’s program for men with mental health problems, hosted an art exhibition in the chapel where about ten artists displayed around fifty of their drawings and paintings. Proceeds from sales went to the Booth Centre.

Edward Schulman, one of the residents, was the moving force behind the event after having participated in others like it. “I want to boost the morale of our men, make them happy,” he said. Paolo Tumba, another […]

Spreading Joy in the Park


On December 24, 2009, a team of Salvation Army volunteers prepared the mobile cantine unit for a special Christmas Eve visit to the Émilie-Gamelin Park in the Centre-South area of Montreal.

Well-known by the homeless, this annual activity organized in collaboration with “Un coeur pour les autres” (an organization offering help to the poor) offers a complete meal, including dessert and hot drinks. To the music of “Joy to the World,” the crowd of around 250 that had waited patiently for […]