New Backpacks for Low-Income Kids

Posted on 18th August 2016, by
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
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
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
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
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
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  […]

Entrepreneur Program Moves Young Parents Out of Poverty

Posted on 29th February 2016, by
Graduates display certificates from Hope Ventures Entrepreneurship Training Program in Ottawa
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  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Bullying

Posted on 22nd February 2016, by
In a class of 35 students, between 4 and 6 children are bullying and/or are being bullied
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  […]

Unique Program Fights Child Hunger

Posted on 4th February 2016, by
backpack Program Fights Child Hunger
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.,  […]