New School for Low-Income Kids

Posted on 8th February 2011, by Salvation Army
Thought to be a first for Canada, will a program that only admits low-income students help them battle the effects of poverty or set them up for ridicule? Opening this fall, a Niagara-area school will only admit low-income students whose parents don’t have a college or university education. Students from low-income homes often struggle in  […]
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Can You Trust a Homeless Person?

Posted on 2nd February 2011, by Salvation Army
What would happen if, instead of spare change, you handed a person in need a credit card to shop for whatever they needed? In New York City an advertising executive handed over her American Express Platinum Card to a homeless man after he asked her for change. The man, who was without a home after  […]
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Salvation Army Participates in Province-wide Earthquake Drill

Posted on 26th January 2011, by Salvation Army
On January 26, more than 460,000 people, which included personnel from five Salvation Army Ministry Units, participated in The Great British Columbia ShakeOut. The earthquake drill causes people to think about emergency preparedness and what they would do if an emergency, such as an earthquake, were to occur in the area. The drill itself takes  […]
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With No Aid, Woman Freezes to Death

Posted on 25th January 2011, by Salvation Army
Suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a 66-year-old Toronto woman recently wandered from her home without a coat, in sub-zero temperatures. The distressed woman cried for help but no one came to her aid or called 911. Detectives say at least two residents heard the woman’s screaming and one man saw her in distress but ignored her.  […]
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Salvation Army Convenes to Elect New General

Posted on 21st January 2011, by Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s 17th High Council convened on Friday, January 21, at Sunbury Court, United Kingdom, to elect the 19th General of The Salvation Army. The current General, Shaw Clifton, will retire at midnight on April 1, 2011. Commissioner William W. Francis, territorial commander of the Canada and Bermuda Territory, was elected president of this,  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Extreme Cold Alert in Toronto

Posted on 21st January 2011, by Salvation Army
January 21, 2010 – Toronto – In response to the Extreme Cold Weather Alert issued by the City of Toronto, The Salvation Army has opened an additional 47 emergency shelter beds in the downtown core. The following facilities have opened extra beds: The Gateway – 10 extra beds, Evangeline Residence – 9 extra beds, Florence  […]
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