Maritime Division

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Hunger Knows No Season


Shelves are running low at local food banks in the Maritimes. Summer is when the food bank sees the least amount of donations, although the need remains strong. Families are sometimes forced to make the difficult decision of whether to buy food, or other necessities but together we can ensure that no one goes hungry.

Nicole MacLean, Community Ministries Coordinator for Sydney Family Services says, “Normally the highest need for food is in January, but this year is an exception as […]


International Salvation Army Celebrates 150 Years


From July 1-5, 2015, more than 15,000 (1,000 from Canada) Salvation Army members and friends united in London, UK, at the Boundless Congress, to celebrate 150 years of bringing help and hope to the world’s most vulnerable.

The Salvation Army began its work in 1865 when William Booth, a London minister, abandoned the conventional concept of a church and a pulpit and took his message of hope to the poor, the homeless, the hungry and the destitute.

By 1867 The Salvation Army had […]

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Re-purposed pews used to create Tabernacle at St. Paul’s Catholic Church


The Salvation Army’s Dartmouth Community Church has moved from its original building, but the 70 year-old pews from the church were re-purposed for new projects. Leftover pews that couldn’t be sold were given to members of The Atlantic Woodworkers Association.

The Atlantic Woodworkers Association has strong ties to The Salvation Army. For the past 25 years the association has built 200 toys each year for children during Christmas. 

John Woods, a member of The Atlantic Woodworkers Association was wondering what to […]


Christmas in July food drive with MOLLY MAID


Did you know that during the summer months 918,724 Canadians will access a food bank? This number is startling and shows that food donations are increasingly important during the summer months.

 Each year MOLLY MAID participates in a national Christmas in July food drive to help stock emptied food bank shelves. Food bank donations typically decrease in the summer months, so food drives such as these are much appreciated.  

During Christmas in July MOLLY MAID clients are encouraged to fill up […]


Port Saint John Community Days a success


On a sunny day in Saint John, N.B. the Emergency Disaster Services (EDS) truck made a pit stop at Port Saint John Community Days. The carnival-like festival drew a crowd of over 6,000 people and was a fantastic day for the community.

Bouncy castles, emergency services crews, face painting and dunk tanks were just some of the highlights from the day. The Salvation Army’s EDS truck gave back to the community by handing out over 1,000 freezies to local community members.

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Red Cap helps children learn coping skills


Children excitedly run up to receive their hat and certificate during the Red Cap graduation ceremony, at South Woodside Elementary School in Dartmouth, N.S. Red Cap is an anger management program geared towards children aged 8-12, run by The Salvation Army. It is directed as a school club for about 1 ½ hours during the lunch period, over the course of ten weeks. Red Cap provides an opportunity to offer communities something that they really need, anger management […]


Marigold Murals Receive a Spring Spruce up


The Community Response Unit (CRU) came out in the spring weather to participate in the Marigold Mural Painting Project in Saint John, N.B. The CRU offered refreshments to the 150 volunteers who spent the day painting the marigolds on the thoroughfare along Main Street. After 11 hours, the amateur painters had restored the marigolds to their former glory. This annual event has been happening eighteen years, and started as a beautification project by the City of Saint […]

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Iron Chef Competition in Support of The Salvation Army


The Salvation Army in northeastern Nova Scotia recently held its annual Red Shield fundraiser in Pictou, raising over $5,000 to help people in need in the region.

Held at Pictou Lodge, the event featured Alain Bosse, The Kilted Chef, who emceed the live competition. Competitors Chefs Gilles Godin, Paul Heighton, Rob Vinton and Thomas Carey faced off in an Iron Chef style competition, to see who reigned supreme. The participants had to create a delicious meal using local mystery […]


Top 10 things you can do today to leave a legacy


1. Prepare a will.
2. Leave a gift in your will for The Salvation Army to make a difference in the lives of others.
3. Leave a specific dollar amount or a percentage of your assets to The Salvation Army
4. Consider using assets for your legacy gift.
5. Name The Salvation Army as a beneficiary of your RRSP, RRIF or pension plan.
6. Name The Salvation Army as the beneficiary of an existing life insurance policy.
7. Purchase a new life insurance policy naming The […]


Leaving a Legacy – Why Give?


Enrich People’s Lives
Every day, people are helped and lives are enriched by the work of The Salvation Army in our communities. Meals for the hungry, toys for children at Christmastime, an overnight stay in a shelter, or a summer camp experience for a child, are just some of the ways that The Salvation Army strives to give hope to others.

Canadians give for many different reasons: for some it is a way to ensure their memory lives on, […]