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Helping Syrian Newcomers One Family at a Time

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In March, 2016, one long embrace ended a five-year separation among a group of Syrian newcomers seeking help at The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Ottawa. They were good friends from the same small community, but the last time they saw each other was in a refugee camp. Each family had assumed the other hadn’t made it out.  

The Salvation Army has provided practical assistance to many of Ottawa’s Government-assisted refugees.

“The Salvation Army wants newcomers to know we care about […]

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Circle of Hope 2016

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The Circle of Hope is an annual event recognizing those who have remembered The Salvation Army in their personal estate planning. Their future gifts and ongoing commitment to the Army allows us to continue our legacy of giving hope. On Thursday May 26th, 2016, Circle of Hope members in the Greater Toronto Area gathered at Parkview Manor, a brand new banquet hall in the heart of Toronto’s north end, to be inspired and share a meal with fellow supporters.

Our […]

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The Toronto Blue Jays Care!!

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This past Sunday, May 29th a group of 30 kids from The Salvation Army in Peel attended the Toronto Blue Jays Game in their Jays Care Community Clubhouse. What an experience!! The kids were given each a three in one bobble head featuring Jose Bautista, Carlos Delgado and Vernon Wells. In fact, it was Vernon Wells who invited The Salvation Army to the clubhouse! The kids had endless helpings of pizza, hot dogs and chicken fingers! They were even […]

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Moving Forward to Independence

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For over 40 years The Salvation Army’s Booth Packaging and Supportive Services in Toronto has provided high quality contract packaging at the right price and on time. Unlike most other packing services, the men and women at Booth Packaging and Supportive Services (Booth Packaging) are participants in a vocational rehabilitation program to improve their work skills and prospects for employment in the community.

Booth Packaging, a work training program for adults with mental health needs and/or developmental disabilities, offers its participants […]