Eighteen-year-old Calvin grew up in Winnipeg’s North End where he was surrounded by gangs, drugs and kids with nothing to do who terrorized people. “The streets are dangerous,” says Calvin. “Programs like The Salvation Army’s Midnight Challenge are more important … Read more
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“Richmond Hill, Ont., is listed as one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse communities in Canada,” says Matt Delaney, sports and recreation outreach coordinator and restorative justice facilitator for The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill. “In a 2006 Canadian … Read more
Nineteen-year-old Alex has endured heartache and trauma that many wouldn’t experience in a life time. Trust has been a hard and slow process. Volunteering at The Salvation Army’s school lunch program in Newmarket, Ont., has not only helped Alex overcome … Read more
We did an informal street survey and asked Canadians of all ages about what types of youth programs and summer camps they felt were important.
It’s unlike any other soccer program. FFA (Football for All) Global is giving Toronto’s low-income kids the boost they need to succeed. Growing up, Mark, 18, set his sights on playing professional soccer. Living in one of Toronto’s poorest and … Read more
We went out on the street to ask Canadians: Are we doing enough about youth poverty?
Positive impacts of Salvation Army after-school programs.
Awareness campaign is aimed at Canada’s younger demographic.
Do you find it hard to eat right? An estimated 6,500 homeless youth in Canada do. The lives these teenagers lead consist mostly of jumping from doorways to shelters to various couches, sometimes a different place each night, where there’s … Read more
Back-to-school help in Halifax is a community effort. Linda Elliott started giving away supplies from her Bedford home, starting with about 12 backpacks. She partnered with the Salvation Army three years ago. Almost 150 brand-new backpacks full of pencils, paper, … Read more