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Drop-in Centre Meets Needs of Local Youth


There are no barriers to entry. No registration fee. No discrimination. For the past year, The Salvation Army Pembroke Community Church has been home to community youth ages 12 to 18 who come together to hang out, meet new friends and have fun in a safe and healthy environment.

In 2011, after moving around to different locations for more than three years, The Pembroke Grind Youth Centre found a permanent home at The Salvation Army. Weekly programs provide recreation, tutoring, mentoring […]

Salvation Army Youth Shelter Celebrates Residents’ Recent Accomplishments


The Salvation Army Sutton, Ontario, youth shelter for homeless and in-crisis youth has something to celebrate. Four residents from its transitional housing program are pursuing post secondary education at various Ontario colleges. In addition, five other residents have been successful in receiving their General Education Diploma (GED) through the shelter’s program, obtaining extremely high marks.

Says one former resident: “Thank you guys so much for guiding me on the right path. I’ve been through a lot while here, but there […]

Program Provides Free Lunches to Kids in Saskatoon


The Salvation Army and Potash Corp created the summer “Food on the Move” program to provide meals to children at playgrounds in Saskatoon’s core neighbourhoods.

The Salvation Army’s Les Marshall says the demand for the mobile, bag lunch program has been substantial.

“We’ve been serving about 150 meals each day. That’s a brown bag, personally packed lunch that has been prepared here at Saskatoon in our centre,” said Marshall.

Marshall says the children “Food on the Move” usually serves get lunches […]

Canada: A rich nation with poor children


Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are going hungry and have to go to food banks because they don’t have enough to eat. It is a sad fact that almost half of the people using food banks are children.
According to the 2010 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada, one in 10 children live below the poverty line.
On November 24, 1989, the House of Commons unanimously passed an all-party resolution that resolved to eliminate child poverty in […]

Sutton Youth Shelter Celebrates Milestone


It has been five years since the Salvation Army Sutton Youth Shelter opened its doors to serve homeless youth of York Region.

In some senses the time has passed quickly. Although when we consider the number of faces we have seen as they have passed through our doors, the number of telephone calls that have been made to various support services on behalf of each face and the number of conversations that have taken place over each crisis, fear […]

Sixteen and pregnant


When Jessyka discovered she was pregnant at age 16, she was in shock and disbelief. Her boyfriend of three years was excited about the news. But that didn’t last. Jessyka, anxious and afraid of what the future held, had some decisions to make, and none of them were easy.

Winnipeg High School Students Address Homelessness


High school students from across Winnipeg are gathering at the first annual Booth University College Youth Forum on November 14 and 15 to learn about homelessness and how it impacts individuals and a community.

This two-day, 24-hour event will introduce students to the issue of homelessness through emergency shelter visits, movies, and guest speakers including Floyd Perras from Siloam Mission and Major Karen Hoeft from The Salvation Army Booth Centre.

Homelessness is an issue that is increasingly front and centre in this […]