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The Canadian Staff Band to visit Nova Scotia


The Canadian Staff Band of The Salvation Army will be visiting Nova Scotia to perform various concerts, lead workshops and visit local Salvation Army Corps.

Based in Toronto, the group is well-known as one of the finest brass bands in the world. Some notable performances include: Walt Disney World in Florida, Mexico City and the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California.

The band consists of officers and employees […]


March break camp provides fun, safe space for low-income children


March break camp is running at Open Arms in Halifax. Each day has a different colour theme and activities. To add to the fun children receive tickets for winning competitions, wearing a colour themed outfit, good behaviour, helping, etc.  At the end of the week children with the most tickets will win prizes.

Themes of the week include: under the sea, bring your groove and green day in the spirit of Saint Patrick’s. Activities for this week range from a visit to […]


Salvation Army income tax clinics ease burden of tax season for low-income earners


Tax season can be a stressful time for many, but for those living on a low, or fixed-income, the cost of filing a return can be a burden. To ease this burden, many Salvation Army locations offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to those who qualify, throughout March and April.

For those who take advantage of the clinics, it’s more than simply following the law or even the hope of a refund. Without filing income tax, individuals do not qualify for GST […]


Winter Youth Retreat offers fellowship and fun


Approximately 70 youth aged 12-25 made their way from all corners of the Maritime Division to take part in the annual Winter Youth Retreat in Truro, N.S.  The theme of the weekend, The Walking Dead, prompted youth to think about their relationship with God, and at the end of the retreat, surrender to Him.

Youth across the Maritime Division gathered for this year’s Winter Youth Retreat.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity for youth to come together across […]


Donations needed as food drive cancelled


The Sally Skates food drive was cancelled due to warm weather on Saturday, however The Salvation Army food banks in Halifax and Dartmouth are still in need of non-perishable food donations such as: 


  • Cereal 
  • Soup
  • Pasta sauce
  • Canned fruit
  • Canned vegetables
  • Sugar
  • Oatmeal

If you're able to drop off a donation it would be greatly appreciated. Donations will be accepted at the Centre of Hope located on Gottingen Street from 8-4 Monday to Friday. In Dartmouth please stop by the Thrift Store located at 125 Main Street.

Thank you for your […]



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Cold Weather Street Ministry provides food to those in need during the winter months


From November through March, the Community Response Unit (CRU) serves each Wednesday in front of the old Halifax library on Spring Garden Road. Volunteer Dave Jackson mans the truck each week, often accompanied by a couple of helpers.

Recently, Jamie Hawco and his daughter Emily helped Dave. “We are always on standby in case people aren’t able to come at the last minute. We help each year and enjoy being able to serve those in our community,” […]


Community Response Unit provides support during Saint John fires


The Community Response Unit (CRU) was called upon twice in the past week, to assist residents and first responders when fires broke out in Saint John, N.B.

The Saint John Fire Department reached out to The Salvation Army during the early hours of Monday morning to alert them to a multi-home unit fire on St. James Street West. The CRU was on-site to serve hot beverages and snacks to exhausted firefighters, first responders and the displaced residents.

“Thank you for coming out […]


Food bank usage increases as prices rise


If a trip to the grocery store seems expensive now, just wait, says CBC news. Since 81% of all vegetables and fruit consumed in Canada are imported, they are highly vulnerable to currency fluctuations and are expected to increase in price by up to 4.5 %.

“With significant increases in prices we are not only seeing more people asking for food, but a new and unexpected clientele,” says Kelly Currie, Community Services Coordinator for The Salvation Army in Dartmouth, N.S. […]

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Good Neighbour Energy Fund receives boost from provincial government


On January 21, 2016 the province of Nova Scotia announced that it is once again contributing to the Good Neighbour Energy Fund, administered by The Salvation Army, founded by Nova Scotia Power Inc. and funded by the provincial government, Nova Scotia Power Inc. its customers and employees. Last year, 1,757  households received assistance through the fund. The province announced that it will provide up to $800,000 in two separate installments of $400,000 depending on need.