Thrift Store Partners with Local Soccer Club

Posted on 2nd March 2012, by
Throughout the month of March, the Parkdale Thrift Store, located in downtown Toronto at 1447 Queen Street West, will host an in-store fundraiser to support the local youth soccer club. Bloor Central Soccer Club (BCSC) is a group that is committed to offering high quality recreation programs for low income families on the west side  […]
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Drop-in Centre Meets Needs of Local Youth

Posted on 27th February 2012, by
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  […]
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Salvation Army Youth Shelter Celebrates Residents’ Recent Accomplishments

Posted on 13th September 2011, by
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.  […]
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Program Provides Free Lunches to Kids in Saskatoon

Posted on 25th August 2011, by
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  […]
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Canada: A rich nation with poor children

Posted on 22nd July 2011, by
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  […]
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Salvation Army Mentors Kids in Inner City Community

Posted on 18th July 2011, by Salvation Army
On Halloween night, 2007, an 18-year-old man from Regent Park, located in old Toronto, was shot and killed by police after allegedly being caught in a robbery. He had a replica toy gun in his possession. In response, 20 front-line youth workers from various agencies in the community gathered to discuss the existing support for  […]
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Sutton Youth Shelter Celebrates Milestone

Posted on 10th June 2011, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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Sixteen and pregnant

Posted on 26th April 2011, by Salvation Army
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. From an early age Jessyka’s life  […]
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Winnipeg High School Students Address Homelessness

Posted on 12th November 2010, by Salvation Army
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  […]
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A Summer Job She’ll Never Forget

Posted on 23rd August 2010, by Salvation Army
It started out as an employment opportunity, but Christina Plantinga’s time at The Salvation Army changed her forever. It’s not every summer job that offers a life-changing experience, but that’s what Christina Plantinga found in Campbell River, B.C., last summer, working with the community’s homeless and underprivileged. Christina, 24, freely admits that she had no  […]
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