Salvation Army Helps Combat Waste and Improve Access to Fresh Food

Posted on 2nd November 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army Helps Combat Waste and Improve Access to Fresh Food
Food waste in Canada is at record levels and The Salvation Army in London, Ont., is participating in a food coalition that rescues high-quality fresh food and redistributes it to people in need. “According to the London Poverty Research Centre, 26,000 people in London can’t afford to eat a sufficient, safe and nutritious diet on  […]

Community Kitchen Offers Ingredients for Success

Posted on 30th October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Community Kitchen
For nine years, Courtney, 28, couldn’t leave her house because of panic attacks. Social anxiety disorder and PTSD affected her well-being and quality of life. Today, a Salvation Army community kitchen is giving her a chance to heal, learn valuable information and live healthier. “I’m meeting friends, learning about nutrition and health, and trying new  […]

At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs

Posted on 16th October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
At-Risk Youth Reach for the Stars, Not for Drugs
Before Deena (not her real name) entered a Salvation Army community-based drug treatment program she used daily, struggled with anxiety and depression, and did not have a good relationship with her mother. Today, Deena is drug free, coaching sports, working and is in university. “The program fills a gap in the community to provide local  […]

Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions

Posted on 10th October 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Anger Management Program Helps School Children Handle Their Emotions
It is common for children to have difficulty controlling their emotions. Nicole, 11, got in lots of fights at school. Lindsay, 13, pushed people. Today, with help from The Salvation Army’s Red Cap anger management program in Dartmouth, N.S., they have developed appropriate responses to anger-provoking situations and have confidence in their ability to control  […]

Adult Literacy Course Boosts Self-Esteem and Social Equality

Posted on 7th September 2017, by SalvationArmy.ca
Adult Literacy Course Boosts Self-Esteem and Social Equality
Imagine, at age 59, being unable to spell boat, step or help. “It feels disgusting when you can’t read or write,” says Bob. “But now I’m doing something about it.” Bob is a participant in The Salvation Army’s STages Education Program (STEP) in Winnipeg. The community-based adult literacy program is open to anyone with a  […]