Salvation Army Joins United Nations Celebrations as Ten Million-Signature #UpForSchool Petition is Presented


The 2015 United Nations General Assembly was one of the most significant meetings in recent history. The 193 member-countries of the United Nations (UN) agreed an ambitious 15-year plan for the sustainable development of the planet, with 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and 169 targets that apply to every country in the world. Priority has been given to addressing the needs of the poorest people – a priority for The Salvation Army for the past 150 years. (Visit www.salvationarmy.org/isjc for […]

Lisa finds strength after years of addiction

Lisa Finds Strength After Years of Addiction


“Less than a year ago I stood on the brink of a bridge, minutes away from jumping to my death,” says Lisa, 41. “Today, with help from The Salvation Army, I’m safe, sober and liking myself for the first time in decades.”

From age seven to 14, Lisa was sexually abused by her father. Then, when she developed the courage to tell her mother about the terrifying episodes, she was sent to live with her grandparents. To numb the pain she […]

Hunger Awareness Infographic


Hunger Awareness Week, September 21-25, exists to raise awareness of the solvable problem of hunger in Canada.

The Salvation Army recognizes that hunger is an everyday reality for thousands of Canadians. From food hampers to soup kitchens to school breakfast programs and street outreach vans, we’re fighting to make hunger history.

In many Salvation Army centres we’ve seen a noticeable increase in demand for services. Some of the people who access our services have jobs but after paying expenses find there is […]

Seniors’ Wellness Program Enhances Quality of Life

Seniors’ Wellness Program Enhances Quality of Life


St. Vital in Winnipeg is a community for all nations and is home to many seniors.  

Every week, seniors from the community gather at The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre for games and activities that keep their minds alert and workshops that address health and safety issues such as managing arthritis, how to eat healthy on a tight budget and ways to prevent a fall. 

“Our program is instrumental in bringing people into […]