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Graduates display certificates from Hope Ventures Entrepreneurship Training Program in Ottawa

Entrepreneur Program Moves Young Parents Out of Poverty

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Rose always wanted to be an entrepreneur and she had a business idea. But, as a single parent of two young children, finances were limited. Then she found a Salvation Army entrepreneur initiative for struggling young parents.

“We believe that there is a link between the entrepreneurship and training of young parents and their ability to move off of the systems that keep them in poverty,” says Naomi Praamsma, Executive Director of Ottawa’s Bethany Hope Centre. “Our goal is to not […]

In a class of 35 students, between 4 and 6 children are bullying and/or are being bullied

Salvation Army Addresses Bullying

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Did you know that over one million Canadian children are bullied at least once, each and every week?

Bullying is a major problem for Canadian children. On February 24, Pink Shirt Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying.

Across the country, The Salvation Army provides valuable programs to help steer youth in a positive direction for life. For example, the Red Cap anger management program, geared to […]

backpack Program Fights Child Hunger

Unique Program Fights Child Hunger

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Imagine starting your school day hungry and unable to focus on what your teacher is saying because of your growling stomach and pounding headache. For one in seven Canadian children, this is a reality.  

Recognizing that hunger has a huge impact on a child’s ability to learn and function, The Salvation Army in Red Deer, Alta., approached the Red Deer Public School Board to start a weekend feeding program where a backpack filled with nutritious food would be taken home by hungry […]

Salvation Army Provides Nutritious Food to Hungry Children

Salvation Army Provides Nutritious Food to Hungry Children

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One in seven Canadian children go to school hungry. This shouldn’t be the case in one of the world’s wealthiest nations and The Salvation Army in Abbotsford, B.C., is providing a solution.

“The goal of The Salvation Army’s Pantry34 program is to ensure that all youth in Abbotsford have access to healthy, nutritious snacks and beverages at any time of the school day,” says Nate McCready, Community Ministries Director for The Salvation Army. “Staff assemble food and beverages into large re-usable […]

child with a smile

Ensuring Vulnerable Children Go Back to School with Dignity

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Back-to-school season is a time of excitement and fun for many kids. But for those living in poverty— which includes 600,000 Canadian children—back-to-school can come with worry and embarrassment.

School Feeding Programs

Across Canada, one in seven kids go to school hungry. As the price of food continues to rise, more and more families on fixed or limited incomes are facing food insecurity.

From coast to coast, The Salvation Army provides more than 100,000 meals annually to children through its school feeding programs.

Kids […]

Salvation Army combats child poverty in Congo

Salvation Army Fights Child Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

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Recent studies show that there are 400 million children living in extreme poverty around the world. The average person in a developing country lives on $0.78 CAD a day. This can contribute to child labour and create generational poverty traps.

          “My name is Akole. I am in the 4th Grade at Ngabidjo Primary School. After the death of my parents during the war, my uncle, who is in the military, agreed to take care of me. He brought me here […]

vulnerable youth climb at Jacksons point camps

When School is Out, Salvation Army Steps In

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Toronto ON, June 25, 2015 – Summer is here and Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children with the time of their life.

“Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need,” says Captain Rick Zelinsky, Executive Director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries. “Campers often come from difficult situations and camp is an experience like no other that can change young peoples’ lives and outlook forever.”

The Salvation Army hosted its […]

2 boys are friends at Jacksons point camp

How Summer Camp Changes Lives

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With summer just around the corner, Salvation Army camps are gearing up to provide vulnerable children the time of their life.

SalvationArmy.ca recently spoke with Captain Rick Zelinsky, executive director of The Salvation Army’s Ontario Camping Ministries, to get an overview of the many benefits that camping provides.

What is the purpose of Salvation Army camping ministries?

Salvation Army camps provide financially accessible camping opportunities to families in need. Campers often come from difficult situations and through the kindness of caring […]

Salvation Army Reduces Child Labour

How The Salvation Army Reduces Child Labour

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There are an estimated 12 million child labourers in India between the ages of five and 14. These children, robbed of their childhood, are forced to work in gruesome conditions or sold to human traffickers. 

Yakub is one of the many children who have benefitted from The Salvation Army’s Brighter Futures Children Sponsorship program in India. When children receive an education, they are less likely to fall victim to child labour. 

Due to the generosity of our donors, the lives of Yakub […]

community kitchen offers more than fruit and vegetables

Community Kitchen Offers More Than Fruit and Vegetables

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Every Monday at The Salvation Army’s Community Kitchen in Parry Sound, Ont., individuals, families and youth with low income, are building confidence and skills that enable them to stretch their tight budgets, avoid hunger and make healthy choices.

“I love this group,” says class attendee, Kelly. “It’s lots of fun.”

"I don't have access to a computer or recipes," says Teresa, another participant. "The class helps me eat healhty on my tight budget."

The Community Kitchen is a collaborative between The Salvation Army […]