Salvation Army Fights Child Poverty in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Posted on 11th August 2015, by
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
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
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. 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
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
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  […]