Entrepreneur Program Moves Young Parents Out of Poverty

Posted on 29th February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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.,  […]

Salvation Army Provides Nutritious Food to Hungry Children

Posted on 23rd October 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Provides Nutritious Food to Hungry Children
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  […]

Ensuring Vulnerable Children Go Back to School with Dignity

Posted on 24th August 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
child with a smile
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  […]

Salvation Army Fights Child Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted on 11th August 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army combats child poverty in Congo
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.  […]

When School is Out, Salvation Army Steps In

Posted on 26th June 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
vulnerable youth climb at Jacksons point camps
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  […]

How Summer Camp Changes Lives

Posted on 22nd June 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
2 boys are friends at Jacksons point camp
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  […]

How The Salvation Army Reduces Child Labour

Posted on 12th June 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Reduces Child Labour
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  […]

Community Kitchen Offers More Than Fruit and Vegetables

Posted on 1st June 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
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  […]