A Promising Tomorrow

Posted on 9th September 2013, by
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 trust issues, it has protected his mental well-being and helped him put into practice important  […]

Love and Acceptance for All

Posted on 3rd September 2013, by
“When I began my journey 32 years ago of raising a child with Down syndrome there were questions and stares, anxiety and fear,” says Marietta. “My daughter, Mary Jane, blossomed under those who loved her, and deteriorated under those who tolerated her. “Her support varied from location to location. It usually involved therapists and special educators  […]

Sending Kids to School with Dignity

Posted on 28th August 2013, by
Every year clients ask The Salvation Army if they can provide backpacks and basic supplies to help their child start the school year. For many children, this is the first time they walk into that classroom with brand new items, and a sense of pride and confidence for the year ahead. For the sixth consecutive  […]

Thrift Stores Send 332 Kids to Camp

Posted on 26th August 2013, by
Every year, Salvation Army thrift stores work with communities across Canada to provide children in need the opportunity to attend camp, create positive moments, exceptional memories and special friendships. In 2013, the Send a Kid to Camp campaign raised $73,573, sending 332 kids to camp. The Salvation Army is truly grateful to its store guests  […]

Interview With Salvation Army’s New International Leader

Posted on 14th August 2013, by
On August 3, 2013, The Salvation Army announced its new world leader, General André Cox. In this interview with, General Cox discusses a variety of pressing issues, such as worldwide poverty, human trafficking, and embracing different cultures. Tell us about your early years. How did they shape you as a person? I was born  […]

What You Should Know About Salvation Army Thrift Stores

Posted on 12th August 2013, by
With more than 200 nationally and locally operated thrift stores from coast to coast, The Salvation Army operates one of Canada’s largest national clothing recycling operations. Do you have a question about Salvation Army Thrift Stores? Take a look at these responses to some frequently ask questions to find the answer you need! 1. Where  […]

General Appoints New Chief of the Staff

Posted on 9th August 2013, by
General André Cox writes: You will understand that within a very short time of accepting my election to the office of General, I began to give serious thought to whom I might ask to work alongside me as the Chief of the Staff. After several days of prayer, reflection and wide consultation with a number  […]

After the Flood: A Woman Rebuilds in High River

Posted on 22nd July 2013, by
One by one their homes were overtaken by water. They were powerless to respond. Now, unsure of the future, residents like Kathleen are cleaning-up, trying to get back on their feet. On June 20, 2013, High River, AB, declared a state of emergency when torrential rains and widespread flooding washed out roads and bridges, cars,  […]

Salvation Army Continues to Support Lac-Mégantic

Posted on 17th July 2013, by
On July 14, The Salvation Army and its team of volunteers received more than eight tons of supplies such as  food, clothing, household goods and basic necessities for infants, from the general public in response to the Army’s call to aid on Facebook. Donations have not only given a glimmer of hope to a community  […]

Salvation Army Opens Disaster Assistance Centre In High River

Posted on 15th July 2013, by
July 15, 2013-Flooding in southern Alberta has changed lives forever and The Salvation Army continues to support those affected. During the past week The Salvation Army has continued to provide hydration and food at various locations in the Town of High River. Emotional and Spiritual Care (ESC) teams travelled the streets, often on foot, providing  […]