Community Kitchen Offers More Than Fruit and Vegetables

Posted on 1st June 2015, by
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  […]

Salvation Army Makes the Most of March Break

Posted on 16th March 2015, by
March break camp in London, Ont., gives kids a chance to learn new skills
It’s March break and, across the country, Salvation Army March break camps are providing a wide-range of activities and adventures for kids that will not only create lasting memories, but give them an opportunity to grow socially, meet new friends and learn new skills. In London, Ont., The Salvation Army’s Westminster Park Community Church is  […]

Salvation Army Helps Kids Deal with Bullying

Posted on 25th February 2015, by
Red Cap and anti-bullying programs help kids respond to bullying in a positive manner
At least one in three adolescent students in Canada are bullied and 47 percent of Canadian parents report having a child who is a victim of bullying. On February 25, Pink Shirt Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. The Salvation Army,  […]
Target team members help with activities at Salvation Army after-school reading program
As part of its commitment to help alleviate hunger and end poverty across Canada, Target has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide healthy meal options to children across the country. “Target Canada is a critical partner in ensuring that youth in our country have access to sufficient and nutritious food,” says Major Les Marshall,  […]

Salvation Army School Lunch Programs Feed Minds and Change Lives

Posted on 4th September 2014, by
Salvation Army school lunch programs combat hunger and change lives
It’s back-to-school time and, as many parents pack school lunches and snacks, we need to bear in mind that one in seven children go to school hungry. This lack of food robs them of dignity and negatively affects their ability to learn. The Salvation Army recognizes this issue and has established programs to help feed  […]

Kids Flourish at Camp Scotian Glen

Posted on 11th August 2014, by
At Salvation Army camp kids smile a lot, are relaxed and enjoy plenty of laughter
During the week of July 7 – 13, 2014, close to 100 children, ages seven to 12, travelled from the Halifax area to Thorburn, N.S., where they bunked in cabins at The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp, located on the banks of the Sutherland’s River. At camp kids smile a lot, are relaxed and enjoy  […]

Salvation Army Sends Kids to School with Backpacks Full of Dignity

Posted on 4th August 2014, by
Salvation Army sends kids to school with backpacks full of dignity
While stores promote new back-to-school supplies, thousands of children in Canada are reminded of what they don’t have. “For low-income families, money in the household goes to food and basic necessities,” says Major Russ Holland of The Salvation Army’s Vancouver Community and Family Services. “Once again, The Salvation Army is excited to help families in  […]

How One Donor is Empowering High-Risk Parents and Their Children

Posted on 7th July 2014, by
High-risk parents overcome barriers at The Salvation Army
At an early age, E. Neville Ward learned the importance of helping children caught in the grip of poverty to reach their full potential. “My mother, Kathleen, was a Home Economics teacher who believed in the importance of nurturing children and youth from economically disadvantaged backgrounds,” says Neville. “She witnessed first-hand how poverty affects a  […]

Ensuring Kids Don’t Go to School Hungry

Posted on 5th May 2014, by
“There isn’t a lot of food in my house,” says one Grade 5 student who receives a healthy lunch from The Salvation Army in Regina, Sask. “Sometimes there is nothing in our refrigerator, so if I didn’t get lunch I’d be hungry.” In Canada, as many as one in seven children go to school hungry.  […]

Montreal Thrift Store Helps At-Risk Teens Get Workplace Skills

Posted on 14th April 2014, by
Within the past year, The Salvation Army St. Hubert Thrift Store in Montreal, Quebec, has opened its doors to eight teenagers, providing them hands-on work experience and exposure to the retail environment. But, these are not your average teenagers. They are a group of youth who have endured a difficult past by being exposed to  […]