Bus Riding Course Restores Dignity to Hamilton Residents

Posted on 22nd August 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
It’s one of the first of its kind in Ontario. In early fall, the city of Hamilton, Ont. will embark on a new training program that will teach people with developmental and cognitive disabilities how to use the bus. “These are individuals who have fallen through the cracks,” says Deanna Finch-Smith, Executive Director of The  […]
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Sleep Country Canada Launches Seventh Annual Backpacks for Kids Drive

Posted on 15th August 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
On August 1, 2011, Sleep Country Canada launched its annual Backpacks for Kids program just in time for back-to-school. Backpacks for Kids runs from July 21 through August 31, 2011, supporting children in grades one through seven who can’t afford new school supplies. Canadians are encouraged to drop off new backpacks filled with school supplies  […]
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Salvation Army Helps People Beat the Heat

Posted on 8th August 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
During extreme heat alerts, the difficulties of staying cool and avoiding heat exhaustion are among many challenges faced by societies most vulnerable. As the humidity climbs, our ability to deal with the heat goes down. Many Canadians enjoy air-conditioned homes, access to pools and lots of drinking water. But for those less fortunate, the effects  […]
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Double Dose of Summer Camp Fun

Posted on 1st August 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jackson’s Point, Ont.— They may look alike but twins Junae and Junel, 9, don’t always like the same things at camp. Junel prefers arts and crafts, while her sister leans toward hardier activities like swimming and the high ropes course. Junel is a big fan of the spaghetti and meatballs. Junae is a connoisseur of  […]
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Salvation Army Responds to Drought in East Africa

Posted on 26th July 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
Initial relief efforts are in place and The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda is sending $50,000 to provide water to drought-stricken Africa where more than 12 million people are at risk of starvation. Funds will support people in northern Kenya by: – providing people in villages with clean, safe water for drinking and cooking.  […]
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Eight-year-old Relives Summer Camp Experience

Posted on 25th July 2011, by SalvationArmy.ca
Daniel loves summer camp and he wants to tell you why. “There are no parents and no SISTERS to bug you!” says Daniel. “And, there are blue popsicles and sandcastle contests. I recommend you go to camp.” Read more of Daniel’s camp experience. What to see and do Lac L’achigan is a kid’s summer camp  […]
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Salvation Army Mentors Kids in Inner City Community

Posted on 18th July 2011, by Salvation Army
On Halloween night, 2007, an 18-year-old man from Regent Park, located in old Toronto, was shot and killed by police after allegedly being caught in a robbery. He had a replica toy gun in his possession. In response, 20 front-line youth workers from various agencies in the community gathered to discuss the existing support for  […]
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Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory Welcomes New Leaders

Posted on 11th July 2011, by Salvation Army
In a service held north of Toronto on July 6, Commissioners Brian and Rosalie Peddle were installed as the leaders of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda. “In my new role as Territorial Commander of The Salvation Army, I recognize that The Salvation Army has a huge responsibility,” says Commissioner Peddle. “I am committed  […]
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Kids Grow at Camp

Posted on 4th July 2011, by Salvation Army
Sophie Murray jumped at the chance to get away from her stressful situation at home, even if for a while. “As a kid, when life got hard,” says Sophie, “I’d repeat to myself, ‘It’s OK. I’m going back to Newport Adventure Camp in the summer.’ Knowing that, kept me grounded. It was my hope through  […]
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In Pursuit of Happiness

Posted on 27th June 2011, by Salvation Army
In 2008, 32-year-old Rebecca Hu left China and everything she knew behind. This included family and a secure, well-paying job at a university. But while she chose to launch a new life in Canada, challenges awaited. As we approach Canada Day, and looking back in history, immigration has played a crucial role in the development  […]
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