Ontario Central East Division

Food Bank Reduces Thanksgiving Stress


Barbara, 33, doesn’t want to be a statistic. However, she is one of 850,000 Canadians assisted by food banks each month. This Thanksgiving, when we consider our many privileges and opportunities, let’s take a minute to think about the hundreds of thousands of Canadian families who struggle to put food on the table. “Sometimes my kids say ‘my tummy hurts’”, says Barbara. “Knowing they are hungry, and I can’t afford to feed them, makes me cry every day.” Barbara lived in fear and endured abuse from her husband for years.

Ted Handy, architect
Major Sandra Foster, ED
Lt.-Colonel Sandra Rice, DC
Jeff Lehman, Mayor of Barrie



The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission opens Day Program Centre On September 30th, 2014, The Salvation Army Barrie Bayside Mission proudly celebrated the grand opening of its new Day Program Centre.  Built to better meet the needs of a growing

Why One Donor Gives to The Salvation Army


Donating to charity is one of the most meaningful acts a person can take. Every year, more than 24 million Canadians donate to those in need because they care about their fellow citizens. But with 160,000 charities and non-profit organizations, how does one decide where to direct their money? Canadian author and sociologist, Anne-Marie Ambert, has donated to charity for decades. One of the organizations she donates to is The Salvation Army. Recently, SalvationArmy.ca spoke with her about why she chooses to support The Salvation Army. 1.      When did you first