In rural Newfoundland, at only five years old, Lt. Colonel Sandra Stokes knew she wanted to join The Salvation Army. This decision, along with God’s guidance, led her on an incredible journey of helping those she met, inspiring others with her faith, and shaping the leader she has become in her current position as Divisional  […]

Community Collaboration Helps Those Experiencing Homelessness

Posted on 27th February 2024, by lindseym
In a display of community spirit, The Salvation Army, and partnering organizations in Truro, N.S., have joined together to support the local homeless population during these harsh winter months. With a goal of making a significant difference in the lives of those without shelter, the congregations of The Salvation Army, Groundswell Baptist Church, and the  […]

The Hope of Spring: Diana’s Story

Posted on 26th February 2024, by jonathang
As the winter approached, bringing with it a chill that seemed to seep into the bones, Diana and her six children faced the kind of cold that goes beyond physical discomfort. It was a cold that threatened hope itself, making each day a battle for warmth and light. Yet, it was in this moment of  […]

Community Winter Storm Response Recognized by Prime Minister

Posted on 25th February 2024, by lindseym
Sydney, N.S., saw record snowfall this February when a multiple-day winter storm dropped over 150 centimeters. In response, The Salvation Army was busy helping those in need by providing spiritual and emotional support and packing and distributing emergency food hampers in partnership with Cape Breton Regional Municipality (CBRM) and the Provincial Incident Management Team. With  […]
According to a municipal registry, there are currently more than 1,000 individuals without a home in Halifax, N.S. This figure includes people who live in shelters or are couch surfing. It also includes people who fall under the category of “living rough”. This group consists of people who live in makeshift shelters, such as tents.  […]
Born to an English father and a Scottish mother, Donald Brazier early years were marked by the tumultuous backdrop of World War II. His father, Richard (Dick) George Brazier played a pivotal role in shaping his perspective on life, instilling in him the values of generosity and community service, especially with the Salvation Army. As  […]
Categories: 2024, Quebec

Feast of Christmas Gives Hope Today

Posted on 19th December 2023, by jmifsud
The joyous sounds of holiday music and the smiling faces of the staff, volunteers and friends of The Salvation Army brought the festive spirit alive for the annual Feast of Christmas at the Centre of Hope in Halifax this week. The feast, a highlight in the Christmas calendar, was held outside again this year and  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
Every time Phyllis Barnaby sees or hears anything related to The Salvation Army, she gets emotional. It is a reminder of the support and care she received from the organization at a young age. As a way to give back, Phyllis now contributes to the Army whenever she gets the chance. Unforgettable Gesture As a child, Phyllis’ life was challenging. While living in the small  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog