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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It’s About Small Successes at This Adventure Camp

Posted on 16th August 2010, by Salvation Army
First-time campers don’t know a lot about life in the outdoors, including how to paddle a kayak, pitch a tent or build a campfire. Those are the survival skills they learn while in the wilderness. But it’s rare that a camper doesn’t know how to ride a bike. That’s a skill parents are supposed to  […]
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Summer Camp Stories

Posted on 28th July 2010, by Salvation Army
So many of us have attended some kind of summer camp. What kind of camps did you attend when you were younger? Do you have treasured memories? Friends that you keep in touch with? What was your favourite activity? Now’s your chance to remember the good ole’ days of summer and tell us your best  […]
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Kids Come Alive at Summer Camp

Posted on 20th July 2010, by Salvation Army
Kids are so excited, they don’t look back to say goodbye. Equipped with backpacks and sleeping bags they head off to summer camp where they come alive.
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