The Salvation Army launches The Dignity Project: Debunking Myths about Poverty in Canada – an initiative designed to inform the public about the reality and effects of poverty in the 21st century while reaffirming the notion that everyone deserves basic human dignity.
Today, approximately three million Canadians, or one in 11 people, live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education and economic opportunity.
More than 1.6 million people receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year across the country – many among the nation’s poor. This includes:
- The distribution of more than 2.8 million meals.
- Practical assistance to more than one million people with food or clothing.
- The provision of 6,400 shelter beds each night for vulnerable men, women and families.
Through local and National events, on-the-street outreach, traditional advertising, social networking and most importantly, your help … The Salvation Army will engage Canadians about the concept of dignity is not out of reach.
With your support, dignity for all is possible.
How you can help today!!