Dil stands in front of garden box at Southlands community garden

Winnipeg Newcomers Grow Hope at Salvation Army Community Garden

05
.19

Winnipeg has experienced an influx of newcomers over the past few years and many face food security challenges.

Dil moved to Canada in 2009 with his wife and children from Bhutan. He wanted to grow vegetables to help provide for his family but lives in an apartment with no backyard.

Li, a single parent of two from China, wanted affordable, healthy food for her young children.

As summer approaches, their dream of home grown, nutritious and affordable food is within reach. The Salvation […]

Glen plays floor hockey at healthy homes program

Healthy Homes Program Gives Hope to Man with Mental Illness

05
.15

On any given year, one in five Canadians will experience mental illness or addiction.

Thirty-two-year-old Glen Kurti, who started as a volunteer with The Salvation Army, happens to be one of them.

After years of highs and lows, and struggles with relationships, Kurti was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and credits The Salvation Army’s Healthy Homes Program in London, Ont., for the support he’s received during this difficult and challenging time.

“It’s a no judgement, safe zone. People here have daily struggles. It’s a […]

Salvation Army responds to floods in Quebec

The Salvation Army Responds to Flood Situations Across Canada

05
.09

As many Canadians across the country deal with massive spring flooding, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been mobilized to provide support.

Toronto, ON May 9, 2017—The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services teams have been providing food, drinks and support to first responders, sand baggers and evacuees during recent floods in British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec. In Kelowna, B.C., the local Salvation Army church is being used as a reception centre where those impacted can receive practical assistance. In […]

house damaged by fallen tree during flood. 2 in 5 Canadians experience a major emergency in their lifetime

Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

05
.08

In October, 2016, when Sydney, N.S. was flooded after a record 225 mm of rain fell in one day, Captain Corey Vincent was grateful he’d educated himself about emergency preparedness.

“My own basement was flooded,” says Vincent. “Contractors came quickly to hook up pumps that drained away the water. I was fortunate I didn’t have to leave my home, but I was prepared if I had to.”

Emergency Preparedness Week, May 7-13, is meant to help Canadians take action to protect themselves […]