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Engineering strong communities


Strong communities aren't built by concrete and steel alone. It also takes ingenuity, planning, understanding, and compassion from dedicated volunteers. This October, the folks at Stantec rolled up their sleeves to volunteer at The Salvation Army Centre of Hope.

The near 20 volunteers were split into two groups. Half would work in the food room helping to sort donations and prepare bags for The Salvation Army food bank. The other half took to the kitchen, helping to prepare a meal and serve […]


Community Cafe celebrates one year anniversary


Truro’s Community Café is celebrating its first anniversary.

The Community Café is a program ran weekly by the Salvation Army; aimed towards bringing members of the local community together for a free morning of coffee, tea, and snacks.

“We are really excited to be celebrating the first anniversary of the café program,” said Lt. Sarah Braye, pastor of Truro’s Salvation Army.

“When we first started September 15, of last year, we had 30 people come in,” added Beverley Snooks. “Our last café brought […]

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Learning with ABC


The Salvation Army in Sydney, NS was recently presented with a $5,000 cheque by the Kiwanis Club of Cape Breton Golden K in support of the ABC program. The ABC program provides non-perishable snacks to Cape Breton schools, allowing teachers to offer students a bit of nourishment during the school day.

Children who are hungry are often restless and distracted during class. Studies show that a lack of nutrition can impact all aspects of learning, including memory, problem-solving, creativity and concentration. […]

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Helping kids make the grade in Halifax


James Woods’ office was overrun by backpacks. So was the office beside him and two others across the hall. As Special Programs Coordinator at the Halifax Centre of Hope, he knows how essential these backpacks are to families in the community.

On August 24, the Centre of Hope was site of the Back to School kickoff. This year, the Salvation Army’s Back to School program gave nearly 250 children a backpack filled with the tools needed to have a successful school year.

The Back to […]

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Cooking up fun in Dartmouth


The Salvation Army in Dartmouth brings new meaning to the saying "too many cooks in the kitchen." Kelly Currie, Coordinator of Community and Family Services, launched Kidz Kitchen, a volunteer-run program dedicated to giving kids the tools needed to prepare healthy meals in a fun way.

Inspired by a program originally designed by Feed Nova Scotia, Currie started Kidz Kitchen to give kids in the community an opportunity to have fun while learning […]

The Miramichi Resource Centre is home to a number of community services.

Summer heats up the need for donations


As summer heats up, many of us are focused on vacations, beach days and patio nights. But with the joy of summer also comes the unfortunate reality that donations tend to drop during this time. While some of us are caught up in summer festivals, holidays and barbeques, many men and women are struggling to access basic necessities, particularly toiletries.

An appeal for donations during the summer months often results in a surge of food and clothing being dropped off at […]


Corporate partners serve the community


Thank you to our  many  corporate partners  who graciously donate their time, money and resources to assisting those who need it most.  This month we would like to highlight three supporters who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to address key areas of need in their communities. 

Sportwheels, Energy 103.5 and The Salvation Army are celebrating their sixth year partnering  to bring the joy of riding a bike to underprivileged children in the Halifax Regional Municipality. 

“One of […]

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Camp gives children the chance to play


Although school doors have slammed shut, the doors at The Salvation Army’s Scotian Glen Camp are wide open, as nearly 600 children from all over the Maritimes have a summer camp experience that they will never forget.

Scotian Glen Camp is available to children from low-income households. Children spend their days playing sports, swimming, making crafts, etc. Nights are spent around campfires, with sing-a-longs and new friends. Camp allows kids to forget about the […]


Families go hungry when food banks run low


“Sometimes my kids say ‘my tummy hurts,’” says Barbara. “Knowing they are hungry, and I can’t afford to feed them, makes me cry every day.”

Are you hungry? Have you eaten today? According to food banks Canada, 918,000 Canadians go hungry every summer.  Recently, the concerning situation at Feed Nova Scotia has been featured in the news.  As their food stores reach a critically low level, it impacts The Salvation Army in Nova Scotia, which receives 50% of their food from […]

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Maritime Division welcomes new leaders


This is the time of year when The Salvation Army executes its annual change of appointments, transferring officers across the country to new postings.  The Maritime Division is celebrating the arrival of its newest leaders, Divisional Commander, Major Wade Budgell; and new Divisional Director of Women’s Ministries, Linda Budgell. 

We sat down with Major Wade Budgell to see how he’s settling into his new appointment.  Wade was born and raised in St. Anthony, NL and his wife, Linda in Stephenville, NL.  The […]