Prairie Division

MP Shelly Glover speaks to STARS seniors

Federal grant supports seniors’ exercise program


WINNIPEG, MB - Everyone can benefit from a wellness plan that includes a physical exercise program. With this in mind and help from a grant from the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program, The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre is set to launch Healthy Connections, a weekly exercise social program.

With a threefold aim of connecting seniors with their health, connecting them with their bodies and connecting them with each other, the program is slated to begin [...]

LEEP Grad 2015

New Canadian employability grows by LEEPs and bounds


WINNIPEG, MB - As Kausila stands in front of the crowd to receive her certificate, the pride she feels is palpable. She is one of a group of eight new Canadians to graduate from the LEEP program at The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Winnipeg.

LEEP (Life & Employability Enhancement Program) is a unique twenty-one week employment skills training program for newcomer war-affected youth aged 18-30 and receives funding from Service Canada Skills Link Program, Children and Youth [...]

Capt. Rod Bungay offers a bowl of soup to a man in need

Salvation Army takes soup to the streets


WINNIPEG, MB - With average daily low temperatures dipping to -30 degrees Celsius in the city over the past week, consequences of being outside for any length of time in Winnipeg during this February’s cold snap could range from uncomfortable to fatal.

The Salvation Army’s Winnipeg Booth Centre ministers year-round by offering residential services: a warm, secure and safe place to sleep and a hot meal for men, women and families who need them.

In times of extreme cold, the directors and [...]

Alla Liubov Jacob at English Cafe

English Café offers support to New Canadians


WINNIPEG, MB - For new Canadians, the prospect of adapting to life in an unfamiliar country is a daunting one. Even the most fundamental issues in life can seem insurmountable when language is a factor.

This community need prompted the formation of English Café.

Tuesday evenings between six and eight o’clock, volunteers meet with newcomers to Canada at this connecting point on Morrow Avenue, just off the main thoroughfares of Ste. Anne’s Road and Fermor Avenue, at The Salvation [...]