Seniors’ Wellness Program Enhances Quality of Life

Posted on 17th September 2015, by
Seniors’ Wellness Program Enhances Quality of Life at Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Winnipeg
St. Vital in Winnipeg is a community for all nations and is home to many seniors.   Every week, seniors from the community gather at The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre for games and activities that keep their minds alert and workshops that address health and safety issues such as managing arthritis, how  […]

When Life Hit Hard

Posted on 3rd September 2015, by
Salvation Army helps Bryon get through one more day
Byron was 18 years sober, managing mental illness and PTSD, was gainfully employed as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and in a long-term relationship. But just when he thought things were going well, a few curveballs sent him on a downward spiral and he couldn’t see a way out.   “It was Christmastime 2013,” says  […]

Improving Lives of Vulnerable Youth

Posted on 31st August 2015, by
Vulnerable youth find safety and hope at The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Winnipeg
Winnipeg consistently has the highest rate of robbery, sexual assault, and violent crime of any large Canadian city. The Salvation Army’s Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre’s youth drop-in program not only provides a safe alternative to the streets, but its staff and volunteers are mentors who support youth, ages 13-17, when they need it most.   […]

Innovative Programs Improve Lives of Vulnerable

Posted on 27th August 2015, by
New bikes improves lives of vulnerable in Barrie
The Salvation Army is committed to improving the lives of people who are struggling. This means constantly evolving to meet changing needs. In Barrie, Ont., The Salvation Army’s Bayside Mission, a men’s shelter and social service centre, has developed three new initiatives that are making life easier and improving health. Old Bikes Find New Homes  […]

My Journey from Sadness to Success

Posted on 27th July 2015, by
Salvation Army supports change a life
In every way that counted, The Salvation Army was there for me when I needed them most. Six years ago, the company that I had been with for 18 years sold the facility. My co-workers and I were downsized in the subsequent restructuring, and 130 of us were left looking for employment. I had never  […]

Salvation Army Helps Vulnerable Stay Cool During Hot Weather

Posted on 23rd July 2015, by
Salvation Army CRU Helps Vulnerable stay cool during hot weather
Getting out of the heat for 30 minutes and staying hydrated can prevent leg cramps, heat exhaustion and even stroke. For many, avoiding the heat is as simple as staying inside with air conditioning. For those experiencing homelessness or low-income individuals who are elderly or unwell, that option may only be a dream.  During extreme  […]

A Father Overcomes Challenges and Celebrates Success

Posted on 15th June 2015, by
A father overcomes challenges and celebrates success
There's no better time than Father's Day to honour dads who always look out for their children. Noe’s warehouse job had been reduced to a part-time, on-call position, when his wife, ZoZo, prematurely gave birth to triplets. The babies had complications, and it was uncertain whether one would survive.    Overwhelmed by fear and anxious  […]

News Briefs

Posted on 4th June 2015, by
Salvation Army mobile feeding unit at B.C.s Cache Creek flooding
The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada. The following are recent snapshots of The Salvation Army at work. Salvation Army Assists after Cache Creek Flooding Cache Creek, B.C., was hit by flash floods on May 23, resulting in unbelievable devastation. The violent storm dumped 30 to 40  […]

Community Kitchen Offers More Than Fruit and Vegetables

Posted on 1st June 2015, by
Every Monday at The Salvation Army’s Community Kitchen in Parry Sound, Ont., individuals, families and youth with low income, are building confidence and skills that enable them to stretch their tight budgets, avoid hunger and make healthy choices. “I love this group,” says class attendee, Kelly. “It’s lots of fun.” "I don't have access to  […]