Within the past year, The Salvation Army St. Hubert Thrift Store in Montreal, Quebec, has opened its doors to eight teenagers, providing them hands-on work experience and exposure to the retail environment. But, these are not your average teenagers. They … Read more
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As the cost of living increases, larger portions of family budgets are being diverted away from children’s after-school activities to necessities such as rent and food. Extracurricular programs help youth transition into adulthood and realize their full potential. By being … Read more
The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill has been involved with hockey for many years. With costs increasing the league ensures it is community based and inclusive. Sponsorship and equipment drives help ensure the league is accessible to anyone in the … Read more
Children who grow up in poor families are more likely to struggle in school, have poor mental and physical health, and will have a harder time realizing their full potential as adults. More than 850,000 Canadians access food banks each … Read more
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
“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?