Empowering Vulnerable Families and At-Risk Students

Posted on 15th October 2013, by
“Richmond Hill, Ont., is listed as one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse communities in Canada,” says Matt Delaney, sports and recreation outreach coordinator and restorative justice facilitator for The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill. “In a 2006 Canadian census, there were a reported 11 visible minority groups and 13 religious groups that made  […]

One in Five Canadians Skip Meals to Help Make Ends Meet

Posted on 10th October 2013, by
Hunger hits closer to home than many of us realize. Over the next several days, as we gather with family around tables for a traditional holiday feast, we need to remember those who struggle to put food on the table. According to a recent Angus Reid Public Opinion survey commissioned by Food Banks Canada, last  […]

Needs are Great as Thanksgiving Food Drive Kicks Off

Posted on 8th October 2013, by
The Ottawa Sun sat down with Michael Maidment days into his new role heading the Ottawa Food Bank. Q. What has surprised you in your first week? A. Going into the warehouse and seeing 21,000 square feet of food and starting to appreciate and understand, looking at those boxes, what that really means to nearly  […]

Horrors of War Stole My Childhood

Posted on 7th October 2013, by
“I was a nine-year-old schoolgirl when my education was cut short by civil war in Liberia,” says Meatta.  “From then on, through my teen years, I witnessed horrific things that no child should see — killings, rapes, amputations, and more.  Many victims were my own family members and friends. “Some of my schoolmates were kidnapped  […]

Salvation Army Hospice Provides Peaceful Ending

Posted on 30th September 2013, by
Robin Shillington sits peacefully in his room at The Salvation Army Agapé Hospice in Calgary.  He glances out his window, the soft morning light illuminates his face as he turns and smiles, “It’s this month that I’ve known my wife for 50 years, and we’ve been married for 48 of them.” Robin grew up in  […]

The Salvation Army’s Response to Allegations of LGBTQ Discrimination

Posted on 26th September 2013, by
In the last week, we have received calls and emails to our offices, as well as comments on our Facebook page and through Twitter, about The Salvation Army and LGBTQ discrimination. There are two issues about which most people are generally concerned. These include: First, a photo-shopped image of two Salvation Army kettle workers below  […]

Reclaiming Independence Through Money Management

Posted on 25th September 2013, by
With a number of personal finance classes taking place across the country, The Salvation Army is giving thousands of people the necessary tools to get back on their feet financially and reclaim independence. “Some people with issues such as mental health, homelessness or substance abuse don’t have the support or ability to handle money on  […]
Following the horrific armed attack on the Westgate shopping centre in central Nairobi, Kenya, on Saturday, September 21, The Salvation Army has been supporting security personnel and blood donors. At least 69 people are known to have been killed in the incident, with a further 200 injured – some seriously. As the severity of the  […]

Salvation Army Provides Support to Survivors of Ottawa Train-Bus Collision

Posted on 18th September 2013, by
A double-decker bus and a passenger train collided in Ottawa Wednesday morning, killing six people, and injuring more than 30 others. The Salvation Army was called into service by Ottawa Fire. Three mobile canteens, and Salvation Army Chaplains are on the scene at a community centre in Nepean providing support to uninjured passengers and families  […]

Salvation Army Supports Survivors and First Responders of Colorado Flooding

Posted on 17th September 2013, by
Denver, CO- A week of torrential downpours in the eastern Rocky Mountains has left a rising death toll, people still awaiting evacuation, and  thousands of damaged and destroyed homes. Salvation Army emergency disaster services personnel have provided more than 20,000 meals and nutritional items and 85,560 drinks to first responders, law enforcement, and evacuees. In the  […]