Category Archives: Blog

Need Motivation to Spring Clean?

It’s spring cleaning time, an opportunity to take stock of what you have, get rid of things you don’t need and organize what is left. Rather than throwing your unwanted items in the trash, consider donating them to The Salvation … Read more

Celebrating New Life

There are many things that remind us of Easter—flowers, chocolate, baskets and new life. Every year, The Salvation Army in Canada gives 1.8 million people the opportunity for new life and positive change. It desires that every individual who comes … Read more

Volunteering and its Unexpected Benefits

With busy lives, it can be hard to find time to volunteer. However, the unexpected benefits of giving back to your community are numerous. Volunteering increases self-confidence: Doing something good for others gives you a sense of accomplishment and identity. … Read more

World Autism Awareness Day

April 2 marks World Autism Awareness Day, dedicated to addressing stigmas and educating the public about autism. According to Autism Speaks Canada, 1 in 88 children are affected by autism, with boys being four times more likely to develop the … Read more

5 Surprising Facts about Poverty

Approximately three million Canadians, or one in 11 people, live in poverty. Here are five facts that may surprise you about poverty. 1.       Poverty hurts your ability to think. Poverty itself taxes the brain and reduces cognitive function by about … Read more

Helping Youth Succeed

As the cost of living increases, larger portions of family budgets are being diverted away from children’s after-school activities to necessities such as rent and food. Extracurricular programs help youth transition into adulthood and realize their full potential. By being … Read more

Hunger Hurts 300,000 Canadian Children

Children who grow up in poor families are more likely to struggle in school, have poor mental and physical health, and will have a harder time realizing their full potential as adults. More than 850,000 Canadians access food banks each … Read more