Maritime Division

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 […]

Salvation Army personnel from across Canada gather in Halifax for Mobilize 2017, an a training conference for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services

Preparing to “Mobilize” in a disaster

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May 7 to 13 marks Public Safety Canada's Emergency Preparedness Week. For 100 years, The Salvation Army has been providing relief in disasters and responding to the needs of survivors and first responders. Being prepared to take action on a moment's notice, or Mobilize, was the theme of this year's training conference for The Salvation Army's Emergency Disaster Services.

Over 130 Salvation Army personnel from across Canada gathered in Halifax, April 20 to 22, to take part in three days […]

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H20, a vital source

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“Asking for Help is a sign of strength,” Marie MacDonald

Since 2011, the H20 Water Fund has been helping families and individuals across Halifax with an up to $250 reduction in their water bills. Marie MacDonald shares that her water would have been cut off without support from the Fund this winter.

“Working full time and going back to school to become a police officer made it tough for me to pay all of my bills,” says Marie. “As an independent 46 […]

Captain Joyce Downer and Sarah MacDonald prepare carrot soup as part of the S.O.U.P program.

S.O.U.P for Easter

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Over the Easter weekend, The Salvation Army in Kentville was hopping with activities that were enjoyed by more than 100 kids across the community.

"We were excited to host our third annual Easter Egg Hunt with eager youth volunteers playing a vital role in its success," say Captain Josh Downer. "Each year, we learn more about how to make this great event better, and look forward to bringing the community together to celebrate Easter."

Kids were busy filling their event passports with checks from […]

ARIS Coordinator Julie MacDonald assist newcomers with their immigration application.

Navigating the immigration process with ARIS

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On the edge of Julie MacDonald’s desk sits a stack of folders, each one to two inches thick. The tall filing cabinet in the corner of her office holds hundreds of folders filled with documents and immigration applications.

“Some of the files in this filing cabinet are still active from 2012” she says. “The majority of them are from 2015 and are also still active. The applicants are still working on bringing their family here.”

Julie MacDonald is the coordinator of Atlantic […]

The Salvation Army partners with CRA and other community organizations to ease the burden of completing tax returns.

Reducing the tax burden with The Salvation Army

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It’s tax season and once again The Salvation Army is offering complimentary clinics across the Maritimes to help those living on low or fixed incomes.

While filing personal income tax is required by law, it has its benefits. For those living on low or fixed incomes, income tax filing makes them eligible for GST credits, property tax credits, child tax benefits, and old age pension. The maximum income guideline varies based on your personal situation – such as if you are married […]

Area Commanders, Majors Wayne and Cavell Loveless present the Certificate of Accreditation to the management of Lakeview Manor.

Lakeview Manor receives accreditation

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This month, The Salvation Army was proud to present a certificate of accreditation to Lakeview Manor in Riverview, New Brunswick.

For 35 years, Lakeview Manor has been providing long-term care to seniors in New Brunswick. The 50-bed facility provides focused, holistic care to its residents ensuring that each person is treated with dignity.

In its commitment to serving those in need, The Salvation Army launched an accreditation program to certify that all Salvation Army social service facilities are achieving high standards of […]

David and Margaret Craig's future planning leads to philanthropy.

The Craigs learn how future planning can lead to philanthropy

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After sitting with their financial planner to discuss retirement, Margaret and David Craig discovered they could help The Salvation Army by sharing their earnings through charitable giving.

As Margaret explains, “David contributed generously to RRSP’s during his working life, but there comes a time when you will be taxed on what has been accumulating tax-free. We learned that if we were to die tomorrow, half of our retirement savings would go to the government in taxes.

The Craigs learned they could give […]

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Honouring Catherine Booth on International Women’s Day

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Born in 1829, Catherine’s social activism began early in life. At 12 years old, she became concerned with the effects of alcoholism on the community and took up the role as Secretary for the Juvenile Temperance Society. Though it was rare for women in Victorian England to have a public voice, Catherine would write articles for temperance magazines, sharing her thoughts on benefits of temperance.

After marrying William Booth, Catherine and her husband began their ministry in service to the vulnerable […]