New Salvation Army Program Helps Students Combat Weekend Hunger

Posted on 24th March 2017, by
volunteers stand behind a table ready to prepare food for school weekend feeding program
When The Salvation Army in Wetaskiwin, Alta.., learned that some elementary school students didn’t have enough food to get through the weekend, they developed a program that not only improves academic performance but gives struggling families one less thing to worry about. “It surprised me to learn how many kids go to school hungry,” says  […]

How a Community Kitchen is Helping Newcomers

Posted on 22nd March 2017, by
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  […]

Faciliter la vie des personnes atteintes de la maladie d’Alzheimer

Posted on 10th March 2017, by
Avant que la maladie d’Alzheimer ne se déclare, Agnes Yule, âgée de 82 ans, était une brillante commis-comptable, une talentueuse joueuse de quilles et une mordue de bingo. Maintenant, ses deux fils, Dave et Brian, s’occupent de tout, y compris de l’emmener au centre London Village de l’Armée du Salut cinq fois par semaine pour qu’elle  […]
Les travaux entourant l’agrandissement du refuge de l’Armée du Salut à Courtney, en Colombie-Britannique, vont bon train. Cette transformation permettra à l’Armée d’offrir aux personnes vulnérables tous les outils nécessaires pour échapper à la pauvreté. « Nous accueillons souvent les mêmes familles et les mêmes personnes à répétition. Dans bien des cas, il s’agit d’un piège  […]
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
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
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  […]

Changer la fin de l’histoire

Posted on 28th February 2017, by
Au Canada, les chiffres sont alarmants. Chaque soir, plus de 4000 femmes et 2400 enfants dorment dans des refuges. « Choisir la rue, quand tu n’as pas d’autre choix que de quitter la maison pour te soustraire à une situation dangereuse, c’est troublant et angoissant, raconte Marguerite, âgée de 59 ans. Après une dispute avec mon conjoint, j’ai dû  […]