In 2011, 747,000 Canadians were living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias―that's 14.9 per cent of Canadians 65 and older. By 2031, this figure is expected to increase to 1.4 million. Five days a week, people with Alzheimers and other dementias are warmly welcomed at The Salvation Army’s Adult Day program in London, Ont. “We are  […]

Goderich Mobilized for Fort McMurray

Posted on 30th May 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
On Friday, May 13th and Saturday, May 14th Suncoast Citadel, in Goderich, hosted a fundraiser to assist with fire relief efforts in Fort McMurray. Having experienced the effects of a natural disaster, and the outpouring of love from those outside the community, it was evident that this cause hit home with many. In addition to  […]

Wiarton Trades Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

Posted on 9th May 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
They are youth at risk―struggling, frustrated and uncertain about the future. But The Salvation Army’s Trades Start Program in Wiarton, Ont., is changing that. “Trades Start, a 20-week course that teaches both hospitality and carpentry skills, serves youth who have fallen through the cracks,” says Scott Concordia, Program Coordinator. “Participants are often from unstable home  […]
Edmonton, May 8, 2016 – The Salvation Army’s community response units are serving 2,000 meals a day to first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire efforts. In addition to distributing food, water and hygiene kits, we are also providing emotional and spiritual care – a listening ear – to those tasked with combating the  […]

The Salvation Army Responds to Alberta Fires

Posted on 5th May 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
As fires continue to rage in Alberta, The Salvation Army’s Emergency and Disaster Services is providing support to first responders and disaster survivors. The Salvation Army has deployed four Community Response Units to feed 800 first responders engaged in the Fort McMurray fire response efforts. Two additional response units will arrive in today. The Salvation Army  […]

The Value of Volunteers

Posted on 14th April 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
What would our communities look like without volunteers? Needs might go unmet. Programs might not thrive. Services wouldn’t expand. Every day, five days a week, Terry drives people to and from medical appointments such as dialysis treatments, blood labs, cancer clinics and mental health support. He says volunteering makes him feel productive and he’s made  […]

Booth University in Winnipeg Offers Great Educational Opportunity

Posted on 1st March 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
Are you thinking of post-secondary education with strong moral fibers? Look no further than Booth University College! Booth University College is a Christian institution rooted in The Salvation Army’s 150-year history of meeting the needs of the most vulnerable in society. Deeply committed to social justice, we blend Christian faith and rigorous scholarship with a  […]
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The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign Raises Over $22 Million

Posted on 15th January 2016, by Ontario Great Lakes
Toronto, ON January 7, 2016 – The Salvation Army is pleased to announce that it raised over $22 million through its Christmas Kettle Campaign, surpassing its $21-million goal. With a growing demand for its services across the country, The Salvation Army will use the additional money to fund its much-needed programs in 400 communities. All  […]
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Webmaster Note: This article first appeared in Faith & Friends September 2015, written by Ken Ramstead Captain Tracy Savage was looking for inspiration. The co-pastor at The Salvation Army’s Westminster Park church in London, Ont., Captain Tracy wanted a way to reach out to the wider community beyond the church’s walls. “I know there are people  […]
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