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community kitchen offers more than fruit and vegetables

Community Kitchen Offers More Than Fruit and Vegetables

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Every Monday at The Salvation Army’s Community Kitchen in Parry Sound, Ont., individuals, families and youth with low income, are building confidence and skills that enable them to stretch their tight budgets, avoid hunger and make healthy choices.

“I love this group,” says class attendee, Kelly. “It’s lots of fun.”

"I don't have access to a computer or recipes," says Teresa, another participant. "The class helps me eat healhty on my tight budget."

The Community Kitchen is a collaborative between The Salvation Army […]

New programs help vulnerable people re-enter workforce

New Programs Help Vulnerable People Re-enter the Workforce

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Looking for employment can be discouraging, but job-searching with limited skill-sets is even more frustrating. The Salvation Army in Courtenay, B.C., has introduced several new programs that give vulnerable people the confidence and expertise needed to re-enter the workforce.

Several months ago The Salvation Army’s community and family services recognized a need to offer practical help that would help stop the cycle of poverty in the community. They set up an office where guests could write and submit resumés online, check […]

Poverty is a significant issue and, regardless of circumstances, The Salvation Army helps people who have experienced major setbacks in their lives.

10 Hard-to-believe Facts about Poverty in Canada

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Have you seen The Salvation Army’s campaign, It’s Time to End Poverty? With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, it’s more important than ever to raise awareness about the issue.

Did you know…

  • one in five households spend over 50 percent of their income on rent, which puts them at risk of homelessness?
  • 42 percent of Canadians say they would be in financial difficulty if their pay was delayed one week?
  • one in 10 Canadians can’t afford to fill their medical prescriptions?
  • as of […]
Multiple benefits of community gardens

The Multiple Benefits of Community Gardens

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In Fort Erie, Ont., newcomers and low-income families are finding hope and a better quality of life at an unexpected place—a Salvation Army community garden.

“When vulnerable people attend to their garden they find food security, friendship, purpose, belonging and more,” says Anne Watters, community and family services worker at The Salvation Army.

Community gardens have become more than a hobby or a place to grow healthy food. They now serve as classrooms where new skills such as composting and recycling are […]

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Salvation Army World Leader Joins Global Religious and Faith-Based Organizations to End Extreme Poverty by 2030

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The Salvation Army’s international leader, General André Cox, has joined more than 30 leaders from major world religions and heads of global faith-based organizations to launch a clarion call to action to end extreme poverty by 2030 – a goal shared by the World Bank Group. The General added his signature to a statement (sar.my/faith2endpoverty) that was released on 9 April 2015.

The joint statement, Ending Extreme Poverty: A Moral and Spiritual Imperative, notes that remarkable recent progress has […]

The Salvation Army Believes It’s Time to End Poverty and You Can Help by Joining the Fight

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TORONTO, Nov. 10, 2014 /CNW/ – Today, one in 11 Canadians live in poverty. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty is a critical issue, and that everyone has a right to access basic necessities such as nutritious food, health care, education, and economic opportunity. The Salvation Army is declaring that It’s Time to End Poverty. On Wednesday, November 12 beginning at 6 a.m., The Salvation Army will host a one-day, live broadcast event to encourage the community to join the fight. This […]

Salvation Army promotes awareness of the need to eliminate poverty

Salvation Army Observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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Toronto, ON October 16, 2014 – The Salvation Army will observe the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17th, a day designated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote awareness of the need to eliminate poverty and destitution in all countries. Year-round, The Salvation Army provides social services in Canada in order to help people in need and put an end to poverty. The Salvation Army’s work is highlighted in the organization’s latest Annual […]

Children are the innocent victims of poverty

The State of Poverty in Canada: Five Staggering Statistics

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In Canada, people of all ages face tough realities.

  • One in seven children goes to school hungry.
  • About 850,000 people utilize food banks each month.
  • At least 30 thousand Canadians are homeless on any given night.
  • More than one in 10 children are among the homeless population.
  • One in five Canadians is worried about being able to cover basic living expenses in retirement.

We live in a nation that has one of the highest standards of living in the world, yet poverty is one of our […]

Salvation Army ad campaign focuses on ending poverty in Canada

It’s Time to End Poverty in Canada

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It’s time to get serious about ending poverty in Canada. It’s 2014. We’re too developed, too wealthy, and too kind-hearted a country to allow poverty to affect any of us.

One in 11 Canadians live in poverty. It’s the root cause that puts basic human dignity out of reach for so many people, making access to everyday needs, such as food, clothing and shelter, difficult. In a country of relative wealth and abundant resources, shouldn’t we all benefit from them?

The Salvation […]

Child Poverty Rates Remain High

Child Poverty Rates in Canada Remain High

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One in seven Canadian children lives in a low-income household.

Children are often the innocent victims of poverty. When Tanya’s marriage broke down, she was left with responsibilities she now had to bear on her own.

“As a single parent, I was pulled in every direction,” says Tanya. “I never seemed to have enough time, energy, patience or money. I often felt things were spinning out of control. Then I met The Salvation Army whose help with food, pull-ups and school snacks […]