Teen Volunteers at Salvation Army After-School Program

Posted on 16th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jamie-Lynn (left) cuts cucumber with after-school participant
Jamie-Lynn started attending an after-school program at The Salvation Army in Kingston, Ont., when she was seven-years-old. Today, the 14-year-old volunteers at the same place where she learned how to read and write. “After I learned how to read, write and do math, I passed school with flying colours,” says Jamie-Lynn. “I love it here.”  […]

New Backpacks for Low-Income Kids

Posted on 18th August 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
New Backpacks for Low-Income Kids
There will be a lot of happy children on the first day of school thanks to The Salvation Army in Huron County’s backpack program. The Salvation Army in Huron County, Ontario, which includes Goderich, Clinton and Wingham, is well underway in its backpack program that will benefit more than 300 low-income children and families as  […]

Why Go To Summer Camp?

Posted on 4th August 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
camp kids enjoy water fun
At The Salvation Army’s day camp in Oshawa, there is nothing like a good soak on a hot summer’s day. “Water day is my favourite day at camp,” says Isabella, 5. “We scream, splash and get wet. It’s a lot of fun.” Every week, for seven consecutive weeks in the summer, 35 kids from the  […]

Photo Essay: How Summer Camp Changes Lives

Posted on 25th July 2016, by jeffwong
Camp Kids learn how to canoe
Summer is here, and one place that gives vulnerable children the opportunity to have fun and learn life-long skills is Salvation Army camps. Click on any picture below to access the photo gallery and learn more about the positive impact that camp can have on a young life.  

After-school Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

Posted on 14th June 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
At-risk youth at Salvation Army in Pembroke pose for photo
Despite the challenges they face, at-risk youth can overcome a great deal with emotional support, friendship and a listening ear. Every day after school, The Salvation Army’s youth centre in Pembroke, Ont., offers programs that give youth, ages 12-18, a sense of belonging and motivation to succeed in life. “I go to the centre every  […]

Drop-in Program Benefits At-Risk Youth

Posted on 7th June 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
At-risk youth make crafts at drop-in program
It’s Friday night at The Salvation Army’s youth drop-in program in Weston, a community in Winnipeg’s north end. Girls are weaving rubber bands into bracelets. Boys are playing board games. There is laughter and high fives, yet many of these youth have little hope for the future. Historically the neighbourhood was nicknamed "CPR Town" due  […]

Wiarton Trades Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

Posted on 26th April 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
carpentry students stand in front of hand-made shed
They are youth at risk―struggling, frustrated and uncertain about the future. But The Salvation Army’s Trades Start Program in Wiarton, Ont., is changing that. “Trades Start, a 20-week course that teaches both hospitality and carpentry skills, serves youth who have fallen through the cracks,” says Scott Concordia, Program Coordinator. “Participants are often from unstable home  […]

March Break Camp in Halifax Benefits Low-Income Kids

Posted on 14th March 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
low-income kids enjoy fun activities at Salvation Army camp in Spryfield
It’s March break and, in a north-end neighbourhood of Halifax characterized by poverty, drugs and violence,  The Salvation Army’s Open Arms Program is giving kids a safe place to hang out and opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise get. “Our camp is more than about food and fun experiences such as a trampoline park or the indoor  […]