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Regent Park, located in downtown Toronto, is recognized as having the highest concentration of child poverty in Toronto’s north-west. To give the children a boost and help them escape the pressures of home, The Salvation Army’s March break camp provides them with a weekend away and activity-filled days in a fun, safe and inclusive environment.  […]

John’s unstable and traumatic childhood left him struggling with PTSD. As a result, he has suffered in the key areas of his life that include socialization and employment. Through a variety of supports, The Salvation Army in Regina is helping him overcome some of the challenges related to PTSD and has restored his faith in  […]

For most of her life, Holly slept on the streets or stayed with friends. She’s skipped meals to pay the bills  and panhandled to have food to eat. Now she’s a new parent, wanting to improve her financial situation. With help from The Salvation Army she is accessing the resources needed to leave poverty behind.  […]

Poverty is often hidden in Canada, but for Tammy Etto, it’s been in plain sight for years, year-round, and she’s not alone. The 38-year-old single mother of four has lived below the poverty line on less than $20,000 a year. Her reality: Hunger pains and bare cupboards. Food banks, bills and stress. “I’ve struggled to  […]
The facts on poverty can easily be confused with the myths. Learn the difference between them below. Desktop users: Hover over boxes to display additional information. Mobile users: Tap boxes to display additional information. Poverty MYTH #1: Poverty is the fault of the person. Poverty FACT #1: People experience poverty for many reasons such as  […]

Construction is well underway at The Salvation Army’s emergency shelter in Courtney, B.C., which will provide necessary resources to help vulnerable people escape poverty. “We are seeing families and individuals over and over again―many from generational poverty,” says Brent Hobden, Community Ministries Director. “Renovations to the shelter will provide space to accommodate job and life  […]

Rose always wanted to be an entrepreneur and she had a business idea. But, as a single parent of two young children, finances were limited. Then she found a Salvation Army entrepreneur initiative for struggling young parents. “We believe that there is a link between the entrepreneurship and training of young parents and their ability  […]

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  […]

The Salvation Army in Toronto is hosting their annual It’s Time to End Poverty Fundraiser today. To get involved and help put an end to poverty one child, family and meal at a time, follow ‪#‎ItsTime‬ on Twitter or visit http://itstimetoendpoverty.ca.  Members of the public are invited to 160 Jarvis Street to the Toronto Harbour  […]