Toronto, ON May 1, 2012 – For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army is announcing May as Dignity Month, and is releasing a report, “Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty.” The report reveals perceptions … Read more
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Polling reveals societal views surrounding poverty.
From beef to coffee, and pasta and potatoes, food inflation has persisted. According to The Globe and Mail high food prices are here to stay. How do you manage when the price of food goes up? And, when food suddenly … Read more
During the Thanksgiving holiday season, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to consider donating money or volunteering their time.
The public cost of poverty in Canada is easily $25 billion a year, and climbing. A new report from the National Council of Welfare suggests that the government could save billions of dollars by tackling the roots of poverty. The … Read more
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians are going hungry and have to go to food banks because they don’t have enough to eat. It is a sad fact that almost half of the people using food banks are children. According to … Read more
Poverty and homelessness are the two fastest growing epidemics in Canada. As the number of homeless older adults is expected to increase with the aging of the baby boomers, improving service delivery to reach this population is important. Officials at … Read more
All political parties recently signed onto a House of Commons report laying out recommendations for reducing poverty in Canada—but all disagree about how. It’s reassuring that Canadians believe poverty is an important issue facing the country today. However, in a … Read more
British Columbians are more inclined than most Canadians to be sympathetic to the poor and to believe governments should support those on low incomes. An Angus Reid poll conducted for the Salvation Army suggests British Columbians are eager to address … Read more
It has been stated that poverty is the root cause that puts dignity out of reach. And, The Salvation Army believes that dignity is a fundamental right for all.