From Drug Abuse to Recovery

Posted on 1st June 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ricky stands in front of Harbour Light
All he could do was think about his next fix. Then, when Ricky’s family was about to disown him due to his drug addiction, he turned to The Salvation Army for help. “My family was all I had,” says Ricky. “That struck me so hard.” For over 60 years, The Salvation Army’s Harbour Light in  […]

Seniors’ Group Stay Young at Heart and Build Community

Posted on 24th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Seniors bake Valentine's Day treats in Moncton NB Salvation Army community kitchen
In Moncton, N.B., a spirited group of men and women meet to go on outings, laugh, and share stories. They are participating in a program called Keenagers, a monthly gathering at The Salvation Army that bring together seniors, age 55 years and older, for companionship, socializing and entertainment. After retirement, many seniors find themselves with  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Flood Situations Across Canada

Posted on 9th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army responds to floods in Quebec
As many Canadians across the country deal with massive spring flooding, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been mobilized to provide support. Toronto, ON May 9, 2017—The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been providing food, drinks and support to first responders, sand baggers and evacuees during recent floods in British Columbia,  […]

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Posted on 8th May 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
house damaged by fallen tree during flood. 2 in 5 Canadians experience a major emergency in their lifetime
In October, 2016, when Sydney, N.S. was flooded after a record 225 mm of rain fell in one day, Captain Corey Vincent was grateful he’d educated himself about emergency preparedness. “My own basement was flooded,” says Vincent. “Contractors came quickly to hook up pumps that drained away the water. I was fortunate I didn’t have  […]

Long-time Volunteer Shares How Giving Back Changed Her Life

Posted on 28th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Philomena distributes food in yellow plastic bags at food bank
Philomena Allicock is one of 136,000 volunteers across Canada who dedicate their time to the work of The Salvation Army. Volunteering has changed her life and impacted the lives of vulnerable people. “I started volunteering at The Salvation Army in Oshawa 14 years ago,” says Philomena. “I had to quit my full-time job as a  […]

Salvation Army Recognizes One of its Many Dedicated Volunteers

Posted on 24th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Volunteer, Tiffany, serves coffee and beverages at community lunch program in Pembroke
National Volunteer Week is about acknowledging people who engage in their communities. “This National Volunteer Week, we recognize the selfless contributions of our volunteers who, last year, donated close to 1.2 million hours of their time to the work of The Salvation Army,” says Michelle Weekes, The Salvation Army’s National Director of Volunteer Services. “It  […]

Depression’s Ugly Hold

Posted on 21st April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Rob volunteers and washes dishes in the kitchen at The Salvation Army's Booth Centre in St. Catherines, Ont.
Depression is now the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide, with more than 300 million people suffering. “Depression put me in a dark place,” says Rob, 58. “I couldn’t see a future or an answer for any of the problems in my life. Depression affected my whole world and everything in it.” The downward spiral  […]

Newcomers Learn English and Build Friendships

Posted on 17th April 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Julia, left and Evie, right, at Calgary's Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre
Lonely. It’s a word Evie and Julia use over and over again to describe their experience as new Canadians. The two women travelled a long road before arriving at their new homes in Calgary ―Evie from Albania and Julia from Ukraine. In Calgary, both mothers were at home with young children and found their lack  […]