Maritime Division

L to R: Debbie Lowther (Co-Founder VETS Canada), Jim Lowther (Co-Founder VETS Canada), Rebekah Brounstein (Residential Coordinator Centre of Hope), Major Vaden Vincent (Executive Director Centre of Hope)

Vets experiencing homelessness find shelter at Centre of Hope

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In an effort to address the issue of homelessness among veterans, The Salvation Army Centre of Hope in Halifax has partnered with Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada (VETS Canada) to provide a transitional housing solution.

The Centre of Hope has dedicated two short-term accessible housing units for veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces or RCMP who are experiencing homelessness. Providing transitional housing for veterans is a new concept in Atlantic Canada, with the Salvation Army and VETS Canada partnership being the […]

Along with our community partners, The Salvation Army is helping every child access tools they need to succeed in the classroom.

Filling backpacks for future success

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As August came to a close, The Salvation Army Halifax Centre of Hope was bustling with activity in preparation for back-to-school. This year, over 250 children in need received a backpack filled with school supplies.

Every year, students come to class missing many of the essential tools they need to succeed, like binders, pencils, and erasers. With the rising cost of school supplies, many families find themselves challenged with purchasing every item on the supply list or forgoing a couple of […]

Jeff Mayhew from Sportswheels loads donated refurbished bikes onto The Salvation Army's Community Response Unit truck

Sportswheels Peddles into the Hearts of Children

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One in four children in Nova Scotia is unable to play organized sports much less own a bike. The Salvation Army is grateful to Sportswheels in Sackville, NS for peddling into the hearts of children with donated and refurbished bikes through its Giving Forward Together program. One hundred children in HRM happily received their own bike this summer, some for the first time.

Tamara Smith is a parent who attends programs at The Salvation Army Community and Family Services Center in […]

Paul Surette, Anchorage Addictions Program Supervisor  and Cory Browner at the Centre of Hope in Halifax, NS

A Second Career for Paul Surette Has Meant Restoration for Many

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When asked about what led Paul Surette, Anchorage Addictions Program Supervisor to the Centre of Hope in Halifax, he says, “As I studied for my new career, I felt at that time, the last thing I wanted to do was work in addictions.” While this may have been the case, Paul’s enthusiasm for the program and its clients clearly comes across when he talks about its success.

Paul explains how he decided to get into this line of work, “I could […]