Paralympian and sailing world champion, Paul Tingley, took the stage at the sixth annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event brought together over 300 of Halifax’s community and business leaders to the Westin Nova Scotian in support of the programs and services offered by The Salvation Army. Sailing since he was ten years  […]

Cooking Together in Style and on a Budget

Posted on 18th May 2017, by Maritime
The sweet aroma of food being prepared at Dartmouth’s Community and Family Services through the Cook with a Budget program can be experienced year round on the third Wednesday of each month. Linda Santoloce was inspired by a friend to approach The Salvation Army to start this program. Linda says, “Food is my background; I  […]

Salvation Army is at home in Crescent Valley, Saint John

Posted on 15th May 2017, by Maritime
When Captains Darren and Danette Woods arrived in Saint John last summer, they were struck by the large number of kids living in the Crescent Valley community. Crescent Valley hosts a significant population of newcomers and their families, and is considered to be a priority neighbourhood for new and on-going social programs. Knowing they were in a position to  […]

H20, a vital source

Posted on 21st April 2017, by Maritime
“Asking for Help is a sign of strength,” Marie MacDonald Since 2011, the H20 Water Fund has been helping families and individuals across Halifax with an up to $250 reduction in their water bills. Marie MacDonald shares that her water would have been cut off without support from the Fund this winter. “Working full time  […]

S.O.U.P for Easter

Posted on 20th April 2017, by Maritime
Over the Easter weekend, The Salvation Army in Kentville was hopping with activities that were enjoyed by more than 100 kids across the community. "We were excited to host our third annual Easter Egg Hunt with eager youth volunteers playing a vital role in its success," say Captain Josh Downer. "Each year, we learn more about  […]

Navigating the immigration process with ARIS

Posted on 12th April 2017, by Maritime
On the edge of Julie MacDonald’s desk sits a stack of folders, each one to two inches thick. The tall filing cabinet in the corner of her office holds hundreds of folders filled with documents and immigration applications. “Some of the files in this filing cabinet are still active from 2012” she says. “The majority  […]

Reducing the tax burden with The Salvation Army

Posted on 3rd April 2017, by Maritime
It’s tax season and once again The Salvation Army is offering complimentary clinics across the Maritimes to help those living on low or fixed incomes. While filing personal income tax is required by law, it has its benefits. For those living on low or fixed incomes, income tax filing makes them eligible for GST credits, property  […]

Lakeview Manor receives accreditation

Posted on 23rd March 2017, by Maritime
This month, The Salvation Army was proud to present a certificate of accreditation to Lakeview Manor in Riverview, New Brunswick. For 35 years, Lakeview Manor has been providing long-term care to seniors in New Brunswick. The 50-bed facility provides focused, holistic care to its residents ensuring that each person is treated with dignity. In its  […]

The Craigs learn how future planning can lead to philanthropy

Posted on 15th March 2017, by Maritime
After sitting with their financial planner to discuss retirement, Margaret and David Craig discovered they could help The Salvation Army by sharing their earnings through charitable giving. As Margaret explains, “David contributed generously to RRSP’s during his working life, but there comes a time when you will be taxed on what has been accumulating tax-free.  […]