Maritime Division

The Salvation Army Open Arms Centre celebrates ten years in the neigjbourhood of Uniacke Square

10 years of Open Arms

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For ten years, The Salvation Army's Open Arms Centre has been providing community and family services to the neighbourhood of Uniacke Square. 

Since the establishment of the neighbourhood in the 1960s, Uniacke Square has been faced with a number of systemic barriers and a lack of available social services. Despite these challenges, the resiliency of the community remained steadfast with neighbours assisting each other as far as their means could provide.

The Salvation Army would soon be invited to join the community's effort by providing […]

Representatives from NRO present cheque to Scotian Glen Camp

Thrift Store raises over $25,000 to send more kids to camp

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The lives of many more children from across the Maritimes will be enriched by the generosity of local communities who supported The Salvation Army Thrift Store’s 2017 Send a Kid to Camp campaign. Representatives from the National Recycling Operations (NRO) recently presented a cheque for over $25,000 to The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp Director.

“We’re very excited about this generous donation, which will help to ensure many children can enjoy a fun and safe week-long summer camp in a caring […]

Salvation Army staff share food with those in need. About 10.6 percent of Prince Edward Island's population is affected by food insecurity

Summerside food drive thrives

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Twice in one year, the Summerside Corps hosted a community food drive in partnership with Canada Post. Last fall, the event was so successful that another food drive was planned for the spring. Over 16,000 flyers were distributed via Canada Post to inform the community about the event.

On June 2, 1200 pounds of food was collected for the food bank, which serves the community on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 1 to 3 pm.

“This is a great community event that […]

Community partners help send kids to camp

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This summer over four-hundred children from the Maritimes will make their way to Scotian Glen Summer Camp in Thorburn, Nova Scotia for a week of fun in the sun.

Scotian Glen Summer Camp serves as a safe and caring environment where children from families in need can indulge in sports, arts and other activities that may be otherwise inaccessible.

The Salvation Army is grateful to our many community partners who come alongside to make Scotian Glen a memorable experience for children age […]

Peers helping peers! Community members join at the Spryfield Community Church for an evening of conversation to help newcomers learn the language and meet people in the community.

Building community one conversation at a time

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The Spryfield Community Church was filled with much conversation and laughter during the first weekly English Café.

In café style, The Salvation Army is bringing peer leaders, generous volunteers and those who have recently immigrated to Nova Scotia together to learn more English and connect with one another. A theme will guide each week as participants work towards building their vocabularies through activities, games and many discussions in both large and small groups.  

“We want to welcome people here to build community […]

Sheila Banks instructs Sewing Club member Chithra using the sewing machine

Volunteer, Sheila Banks Helped Create Inclusion and Community

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Just over eight years ago after retiring from occupational therapy, Sheila was looking for meaningful volunteer opportunities that would be inclusive and accessible to all. With a passion for sewing, strong organizational skills and a background in adult education, Sheila decided to pitch the idea of creating a Sewing Club to The Salvation Army.

“The Salvation Army stepped up immediately as an enthusiastic host and welcomes us each week with its principles of caring, inclusiveness and community,” says Sheila. She adds, […]

Halifax Sewing Club meets at the Spryfield Corps

Sewing and Socializing for People and Purpose

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New creations are being made every Monday morning at the Spryfield Community Church & Family Resource Centre. As community members sew many items and work on projects for a number of causes, they also build social connections and confidence by working together and learning from one another.

Started by Sheila Banks eight years ago with a vision to build community while creating, the Halifax Sewing Club is a great community for all who participate and everyone is welcome. Over the years, […]

Paul Tingley Shares his journey of hope and perseverance to a crowd of cover 300 at the Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast

Inspiration served up at the Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast

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Paralympian and sailing world champion, Paul Tingley, took the stage at the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event brought together over 300 of Halifax’s community and business leaders to the Westin Nova Scotian in support of the programs and services offered by The Salvation Army.

Sailing since he was ten years old, Paul was born to be in the water. After a skilling accident at age 24 left him paralyzed from the waist down, Paul made the […]

The Salvation Army in Dartmouth teaches community members how to cook on a budget

Cooking Together in Style and on a Budget

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The sweet aroma of food being prepared at Dartmouth’s Community and Family Services through the Cook with a Budget program can be experienced year round on the third Wednesday of each month.

Linda Santoloce was inspired by a friend to approach The Salvation Army to start this program. Linda says, “Food is my background; I sold my catering company in Toronto to escape the big city; this program gives me the opportunity to do what I love and give back at […]

Col. Jim Champ helps serve up pancakes at the Saturday morning breakfast.

Salvation Army is at home in Crescent Valley, Saint John

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When Captains Darren and Danette Woods arrived in Saint John last summer, they were struck by the large number of kids living in the Crescent Valley community. Crescent Valley hosts a significant population of newcomers and their families, and is considered to be a priority neighbourhood for new and on-going social programs. Knowing they were in a position to help, the Woods decided to take action.

The Crescent Valley Resource Centre (CVRC), a local non-profit charity that works to improve community living standards, the CV […]