How a Community Kitchen is Helping Newcomers

Posted on 22nd March 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
participants at community kitchen sit down around a table to enjoy a meal
Immigration and anxiety go hand in hand. Adapting to an unfamiliar culture, making healthy food choices and finding ways to feel ‘at home’ are some of the many challenges facing newcomers. In Kelowna, B.C., The Salvation Army has partnered with Kelowna Community Resources to provide a six-week, hands-on cooking class where participants learn valuable information  […]
Winnipeg booth centre empty shelter beds
Since the first influx of people entered Manitoba from the U.S., The Salvation Army has provided food and shelter to refugee claimants. But as more people cross the border, shelter beds at its Booth Centre are filling up and space to house them is becoming less available. “We have worked hard to make beds available  […]

Making Life Better for Those With Alzheimer’s

Posted on 7th March 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Agnes and friends do puzzles at London's adult day care centre
An intelligent bookkeeper. A talented bowler. A bingo enthusiast. That’s the way Dave Yule remembers how his mother used to be. Now at age 82, Agnes Yule suffers from Alzheimer’s. Agnes attends the Adult Day Program at The Salvation Army's London Village five days a week. Brothers Dave and Brian Yule share the duties of dropping  […]

Shelter Expansion Will Help People Break the Cycle of Poverty

Posted on 3rd March 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Brent Hobden, community ministries director, stands in front of shelter expansion construction
Construction is well underway at The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter in Courtney, B.C., which will provide necessary resources to help vulnerable people escape poverty. “We are seeing families and individuals over and over again―many from generational poverty,” says Brent Hobden, Community Ministries Director. “Renovations to the shelter will provide space to accommodate job and life  […]

Changing the Stories of Homelessness

Posted on 24th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
150,000 people access emergency shelters in canada anually. Marguerite sits on a couch in the SAs cedar place
The numbers are eye-opening. On any given night in Canada, more than 4,000 women and 2,400 children are living in emergency shelters. “Homelessness is devastating and confusing when you have no choice but to leave an unsafe situation,” says 59-year-old Marguerite. “After a family altercation I ended up couch surfing with friends. Then I moved  […]
Salvation Army booth centre winnipeg
As asylum-seekers make their way through deep, snow-covered fields into Manitoba, The Salvation Army is providing shelter and safety once they arrive in Winnipeg. “Most are carrying nothing more than a backpack,” says Major Rob Kerr of The Salvation Army. “They need all their energy to get through the fields.” The Salvation Army Booth Centre  […]

Teen Volunteers at Salvation Army After-School Program

Posted on 16th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jamie-Lynn (left) cuts cucumber with after-school participant
Jamie-Lynn started attending an after-school program at The Salvation Army in Kingston, Ont., when she was seven-years-old. Today, the 14-year-old volunteers at the same place where she learned how to read and write. “After I learned how to read, write and do math, I passed school with flying colours,” says Jamie-Lynn. “I love it here.”  […]

Un peu de lumière au bout du tunnel

Posted on 13th February 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Pour Leena, 38 ans, pauvreté et monoparentalité sont étroitement liées. « J’ai du mal à joindre les deux bouts, dit-elle. Sans l’Armée du Salut, ma situation serait encore pire, car je ne rêverais plus. » Le conjoint de Leena l’a quittée en 2014 après 16 ans de mariage. « J’ai reçu un appel au travail me disant que mon mari  […]