Salvation Army Edmonton Free Income Tax Clinics Benefit Low-Income Individuals and Families
It’s income tax time and, for people with low-incomes, the cost to complete the forms is one more thing to worry about. With one in 10 Canadians living in poverty, The Salvation Army offers a number of free income-tax clinics which, in partnership with the Canada Revenue Agency, ease financial burdens and, sometimes, put more  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Transportation Gaps to Access Health Care

Posted on 3rd March 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army driver in Woodstock transports client to medical appointments
In Woodstock, Ont., The Salvation Army’s reliable, affordable and safe, transportation program is making life easier for people like Barrie Cannon. “Getting a ride to my medical appointments takes a huge burden off me,” says Barrie, 71. ”I can’t drive because of heart issues, and my specialist appointments are 40-minutes away. Before I started using  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Bullying

Posted on 22nd February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
In a class of 35 students, between 4 and 6 children are bullying and/or are being bullied
Did you know that over one million Canadian children are bullied at least once, each and every week? Bullying is a major problem for Canadian children. On February 24, Pink Shirt Day, Canadians are encouraged to wear a pink shirt to symbolize that we as a society will not tolerate bullying. Across the country, The  […]

Pilot Program Helps Lift Families with Children Out of Poverty

Posted on 11th February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
mother and child at Salvation Army play group at Ottawa Bethany Hope
Amidst incredible wealth, poverty in Canada remains prevalent. More than three million Canadian families are living in unaffordable and unsuitable housing conditions, and one in 10 children is considered poor. Since its founding in 1865, The Salvation Army has served as a bridge between families and communities, providing care, hope and belonging. As statistics reveal  […]

Homeless Woman Finds Purpose while Volunteering at The Salvation Army

Posted on 8th February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
homeless woman sorts food at Salvation Army family services
Originally from Namibia, Hileni moved to Edmonton from Toronto in April 2015 in search of a better life. Things didn’t go well right away, and Hileni found herself living in a women’s shelter downtown. While living there, she would often visit The Salvation Army’s nearby Community and Family Services for a hot meal. "One day  […]

Unique Program Fights Child Hunger

Posted on 4th February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
backpack Program Fights Child Hunger
Imagine starting your school day hungry and unable to focus on what your teacher is saying because of your growling stomach and pounding headache. For one in seven Canadian children, this is a reality.   Recognizing that hunger has a huge impact on a child’s ability to learn and function, The Salvation Army in Red Deer, Alta.,  […]

Hope in a Box

Posted on 1st February 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
young mother with child get assistance from Salvation Army in Agincourt
As she sat quietly waiting for her bag of food items at The Salvation Army in Toronto’s community of Agincourt, Nicole had more than feeding her four hungry children on her mind. With a near empty bank account, she couldn’t provide winter wear for her family or afford to keep her dog. And Christmas, which  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Mental Illness

Posted on 26th January 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mental Illness. Awareness. Acceptance. Action
Statistics reveal that 1 in 5 Canadians will experience mental illness and research states that by 2020, depression will be the leading cause of disability on the planet. Mental health issues are real.  Just ask anyone who suffers with them about the debilitating effects it has on work and personal life. People with mental illness  […]

Rising Food Prices Leads to More Hunger

Posted on 18th January 2016, by SalvationArmy.ca
Rising food costs. Cauliflower selling for $7
If a trip to the grocery store seems expensive now, just wait, says CBC news. Since 81% of all vegetables and fruit consumed in Canada are imported, they are highly vulnerable to currency fluctuations and are expected to increase in price by up to 4.5 %. “With significant increases in prices we are not only  […]

Budgeting Makes Christmas a Reality

Posted on 19th November 2015, by SalvationArmy.ca
Piggy bank with Santa hat, gifts, christmas tree
Buy Christmas gifts or pay bills? This was a question Dorothy and her husband struggled with last year. Living from paycheque to paycheque, they barely made ends meet, let alone having extra money for Christmas. On the verge of bankruptcy they had to find a way to improve their financial situation or  Christmas would be  […]