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My Journey as a Newcomer to Canada

My Journey as a Newcomer to Canada


On Canada Day, I celebrate freedom—peace. But adjusting to this new life was overwhelming. I’ll never forget the day my family and I landed as immigrants in Canada.

It was Christmas 2005 when my husband, three children and I got off a plane in Winnipeg. We left Kyrgyzstan, Central Asia, in search of a better life. The weather here was cold. We had some clothes, small household items and $100 to live on.  We couldn’t speak any English. We didn’t know […]

International Conference of Leaders


Toronto, Canada, is the location for The Salvation Army’s International Conference of Leaders 2012. The conference, to be held from July 7 – 14 under the leadership of General Linda Bond, takes as its theme the International Vision: One Army, One Mission, One Message.

The General explains: ‘The purpose of this ICL is for the leaders of the international Army to meet together to prayerfully and strategically consider the International Vision Plan. The mission priorities of this plan will form the […]

Some Canadian charities still reeling in wake of recession


OTTAWA — In a plea to Canadians, the Salvation Army announced last week that, three weeks into a month-long fundraising campaign, the organization was about 40 per cent short of its target.

The lack of donations could be a product of being less visible during warmer months, said Andrew Burditt, spokesman for the Salvation Army, the international religious charity known well for its annual Christmas fundraising campaign.

Or, he said, the shortfall could be part of the hangover some Canadians are feeling […]