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25 years of giving back


Carl Fader has an infectious laugh and a look of sincerity in his eyes that suggest a life well-lived. At 86 years old, Carl has chosen to dedicated his retirement years in service to others by volunteering with The Salvation Army.

Carl's introduction to The Salvation Army was during his childhood on McNabs Island when his aunt, a Salvation Army officer, would come for visits. He recalls seeing her in uniform, but remembers more the work she would do, "visiting people […]


The Salvation Army in Truro talks mental health over tea


According to Statistics Canada, there are more people in Canada over the age of 65 than there are youth under 15. This amounts to nearly 5.8 million people at retirement age or older. As social media campaigns raise awareness of mental health issues, The Salvation Army Truro corps is putting a spotlight on mental health in older adults during their Ladies Afternoon Tea event.

The Ladies Afternoon Tea featured guest speaker Sally Normanton, Mental Health Coordinator with the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA). "Mental health initiatives and speaking up […]

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Paul Tingley brings the spirit of a champion to the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast


Paralympian and Sailing World Champion Paul TIngley will serve as keynote speaker for the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast, presented by Nova Scotia Power.

The Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast is an annual fundraiser, bringing together 400 business and community leaders in support of the programs and services of The Salvation Army. This event takes place Friday, May 26 at the Westin Nova Scotian, and will include networking, education and entertainment. Paul Tingley’s inspiring story of overcoming […]

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Good Neighbour Energy Fund opens for 2017


The Good Neighbour Energy Fund (GNEF) has opened for the 2017 heating season. Nova Scotia Power, in partnership with the provincial government and The Salvation Army, has been providing home heating assistance for families and individuals across Nova Scotia since 1997. 

The GNEF provides emergency assistance for all forms of heating, including propane, oil, fuel, firewood, coal, and electricity. The application form can be accessed online or at any Salvation Army office across the province. Applicants are able to apply for the […]


Christmas Kettle Campaign hits $1.9 million in the Maritimes


People across the Maritimes answered the call of The Salvation Army bells by contributing over $1.9 million to the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, exceeding last years’ donations by $3,800.

The funds were collected at approximately 200 kettle sites throughout the Maritimes from mid-November through Christmas Eve. Donations were also received through The Salvation Army online kettle campaign at

“We are happy to report another successful year for the kettle campaign,” says Rhonda Harrington, Divisional Secretary of Public Relations and […]


Thank you to our volunteers!


“It’s nice when you can help someone who‘s in need,” says long-time volunteer, Lu.

Years ago, Lu came to The Salvation Army for assistance during Christmas. She knew then and there that she would volunteer with the organization as a way of giving back to the community. “Knowing my kids would wake up with something under the tree” was an enormous help during a difficult time. 

The Christmas assistance program helps over 5,000 families in the Maritimes, […]

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That’s a wrap! Cineplex-C100 Toy Drive makes Christmas brighter for kids in need


This year, thousands of children in the Halifax Regional Municipality will have the pleasure of opening a new Christmas gift, thanks to the annual Cineplex-C100 Toy Drive. 

For 17 years, the Toy Drive has been partnering with local radio to say 'thank you' to donors and get the word out for this wonderful cause. This year, C100 did a live broadcast from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. on both Thursday, Dec. 9 and Friday, Dec. 10 from the Cineplex Theatre in Dartmouth Crossing and […]


The Salvation Army flies high at City Hall


Salvation Army Week (Dec. 12-18) officially kicked off with a flag raising at City Hall in Fredericton, Moncton, and Halifax.

Through the overcast skies and the snowfall, The Salvation Army flag could be seen flying high at City Hall. In a show of support for the work of The Salvation Army, a number of city officials were on hand for the event, including Mayor Mike O'Brien (Fredericton), Mayor Dawn Arnold (Moncton), Mayor Ann Seamans (Riverview), Councillor Jean-Marc Brideau (Dieppe), Mayor Mike Savage (HRM), Deputy Mayor Steve Craig […]


Shuffler’s brave the cold for a great cause


"Everyday I'm shufflin'…"

On December 3, hundreds of runners and walkers braved the chilly Maritime weather to hit the trails for a great cause.

The Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk was in full swing in Fredericton, Moncton, Saint John, Halifax and Charlottetown, with participants coming dressed as Rudolph, Santa, the elves, and even a slice of Christmas-morning bacon.

The funds raised through the Santa Shuffle will go towards local community initiatives and provide support to those most in need throughout the […]


Why You Should Help Fill the Kettle This Holiday Season


Each Christmas, The Salvation Army relies on thousands of volunteers to help our kettle campaign. Ginger Braaten is one of our faithful volunteers who shares why she supports The Salvation Army.

“Salvation Army kettles are a part of my childhood. I remember Christmas shopping with my family and hearing the bells. Mom and Dad immediately reached for their wallets and would pass the bills to my sister and me to put in the kettle. There was always a warm smile on […]