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130 years

The Salvation Army in Moncton celebrates 130 years


This weekend marks the 130th anniversary of The Salvation Army in Moncton. The Salvation Army provides community services such as: emergency food banks, Christmas and back-to-school assistance, budget counselling and more. 

For the anniversary weekend there will be a dinner Friday night, ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly expanded Small Blessings Early Childhood Development Centre (20 Centennial Drive, Moncton) on Saturday at 10 a.m, followed by a Family Fun Day that will feature face painting, pizza, colouring, crafts and more!

Please join us […]


Hunger Week September 21-25


The numbers are staggering, 1-in-8 families suffer from food insecurity in Canada, leading to over 850,000 Canadians relying on food banks each year. 

Across the Maritime Provinces, The Salvation Army recognizes that hunger is an everyday reality for many and we offer a variety of feeding programs such as: community cafés, food banks, emergency food banks and soup kitchens to help those in need.

We believe that everyone […]

Owen and his grandmother Genevieve MacDougall

Runners for Runners partners with The Salvation Army back to school program


At only 16 years of age Owen Bishop has started his own non-profit organization named Runners for Runners. The organization aims to match running shoes with those in need in HRM. 

The idea came to Owen while he was watching TV one afternoon and noticed an ad encouraging people to donate hockey gear for youth in need and realized that there were no initiatives like these for running. "Running is such an easy sport to participate in, all you need is a pair of sneakers, so I […]


10 years of helping families with back to school needs


Although it was raining, smiles were aplenty at the Halifax Centre of Hope Community Family Services back to school program. Approximately 175 children and parents lined up to receive a new backpack filled with school supplies that will be much needed in the upcoming school year.

Volunteer Linda Elliott began the back to school program ten years ago gathering 12 backpacks to donate to families in need. The program has grown rapidly ever since, partnering with organizations such as: Bell/Aliant and the Capital Inter District Soccer […]

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Back-to-school costs take a financial toll on families


For many families, back-to-school is an exciting time as children prepare for  the chance to reconnect with friends, and to explore the wonders of their new classrooms.  However, for some families, the financial struggle of sending students back to school, can be an overwhelming burden.  A Bank of Montreal survey shows that Atlantic Canadians will pay over $450 on average to send each child back-to-school fully equipped for the new year. This number is staggering, as so many families have to make serious […]


The Salvation Army ARIS Program receives funding


The Salvation Army Atlantic Refugee & Immigrant Services (ARIS) is a project that operates year-round at The Spryfield Community Church and Family Resource Centre. It is the only program of its kind in the Maritimes and aims to help refugees and immigrants reunite with their families.

This summer ARIS has a fantastic new addition Emma Neynens, a law student from Dalhousie University who is working with the program for 11 weeks. Emma volunteered as part of Dalhousie University’s pro-bono program during […]


New Officer Roundup – Lieutenants Stephen and Rosalyn Toynton, Springhill & Amherst


Summer at The Salvation Army brings with it a number of new beginnings as officers around the country transfer to new appointments. Here at the Maritime Division we are welcoming nine new officers in five different locations. Here is the first installment in our five-part series introducing you to them.

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Before arriving in the Maritimes we were at the Training College. We enjoyed our time there, and found it to be challenging […]


Investors Group invest in their community


Thank you to Investors Group for their continued support of the Community Response Unit with a donation of $3,000.

The Community Response Unit (CRU) is a multi-purpose vehicle that serves as a mobile canteen for the Division’s Emergency Disaster Services. It gets called into action when crises strike around the Maritime region – such as fires and floods – and also serves the most vulnerable throughout the winter months by providing meals and hot beverages for individuals on the street.

For its part, Investors Group has supported the […]

From left to right Gemma Rogers, Starr Dobson (president & C.E.O. of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia), Maryann Doyle and Tinisha Murray

Mental health in the workplace


Mental health is a topical issue, especially in the workplace. In Canada alone the cost for lost productivity due to mental health is 20 billion dollars a year.

The Employee Relations department at Maritime Divisional Headquarters is promoting mental health awareness in 2016, to educate our ministry units and to create a respectful environment where people are comfortable discussing mental health initiatives.

This week the ER department met with Starr Dobson, president and C.E.O. of the Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia.  […]


Maritime Thrift Stores help send kids to camp


The cafeteria was full of campers and counsellors enjoying their meal as representatives from The Salvation Army Thrift Stores in the Maritimes presented a cheque for almost $16,000 to help send children to camp.  “We are so glad to be able to present this cheque to Scotian Glen Camp today.  We want them to be able to continue the wonderful work that they are doing, and we are thrilled to see the smiling faces on so many happy campers,” says Julie Buchanan, District Manager for […]