When the Cupboards are Bare

Posted on 25th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
This can’t be happening to me, thought Patricia. With her sudden loss of employment, the Davis household income took a drastic hit. They were in a crippling situation. Imagine a family of four living on $5 a month after paying rent and basic bills? This is where Patricia Davis and her loved ones found themselves  […]
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Taking Support to the Streets

Posted on 18th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
In Midland, Ontario, spare change is still in demand, homeless people are looking for support and places to stay, and others on the fringe just need someone to talk to. Situations don’t change quickly but given the opportunity, they can. In a rubber-meets-the-road type of ministry, The Salvation Army is combing streets, parks and trails—anywhere  […]
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Salvation Army Celebrates 130 Years

Posted on 11th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
What began in Canada in 1882 with about 30 members has since grown to become Canada’s largest non-governmental direct provider of social services. In June 2012 The Salvation Army in Canada celebrates 130 years of giving hope and support to vulnerable people at their greatest point of need. From the beginning, the Army in Canada  […]
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Valuing People with Barriers

Posted on 4th June 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lorne was a victim in his own community—disregarded and disrespected because he had a learning disability. He was convinced no one would ever accept him for who he was. As one of eight children Lorne was born into a chaotic environment. He was a sad, angry and neglected young boy. By age 15 Lorne was  […]
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Mending Broken People

Posted on 28th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
Addiction is not picky. It can, and does, attack anyone from any walk of life. Since November 2011, and in response to community need, Fireside Addiction Services in Chilliwack, B.C. is mending broken people, one life at a time. The idea for an addiction centre in Chilliwack, which serves the Fraser Valley, came after The  […]
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Riding the Bus to Independence

Posted on 21st May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
It’s one of the first of its kind in Ontario. People with developmental and cognitive disabilities are celebrating new-found independence by learning how to use public transportation, something many of us take for granted. The Salvation Army is the organizing force behind Community Access to Transportation, or ‘The CAT’. “This course provides freedom for a  […]
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From Struggles to Solutions

Posted on 14th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Salvation Army New Hope Community Centre in St. John’s is helping people get back on their feet. Its 12-week retail skills and commercial cleaning programs are committed to helping those furthest away from the labour market find work and income. “These programs exist to create employment opportunities in which individuals with barriers can succeed,”  […]
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Food Mentoring Restores Dignity

Posted on 7th May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
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. And, when food suddenly costs more, those who can least afford it get hit hardest. This is sure to affect the cycle of poverty that organizations like The Salvation Army  […]
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Report On Mental Illness and Addictions

Posted on 1st May 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
For the second consecutive year, The Salvation Army, in partnership with Angus Reid Public Opinion, conducted polling research to better understand societal views surrounding poverty. This year the research focuses on public perception towards people dealing with mental illness and/or addictions. Canada Speaks 2012: Mental Health, Addictions and the Roots of Poverty revealed that many  […]
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Unknown Fortune Changes Lives

Posted on 23rd April 2012, by SalvationArmy.ca
When Toronto’s Lawrence Merkur passed away in 2008 at the age of 54, the somewhat reclusive and extremely compassionate man left an unknown fortune to Toronto’s Salvation Army. The day after his death, it was discovered that Merkur, an active and extremely successful trader in the silver market since 1990, had accumulated thousands of ounces  […]
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