While grocery expenses are at an all-time high, families and individuals dealing with food intolerances and allergies are forced to make impossible choices when faced with the ever-growing issue of food insecurity. To give us a better understanding of these realities, Brandy, a single mother with a disability that prevents her from working, shared her  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
For the entire month of May, The Salvation Army partnered with Move Radio, Mic Mac Mall (Halifax Regional Municipality), and Brookside Mall (Fredericton) to help fight period poverty in their respective cities through a Tampon Tuesday campaign. Tampon Tuesday is a grassroots program that works with community partners to collect menstrual hygiene products for distribution  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
The Salvation Army’s relief efforts continue as wildfires blaze across the province. Emergency Disaster Services volunteers have boots on the ground in Halifax and Shelburne county offering food and emotional and spiritual care to first responders and families forces from their homes. To give an idea of the scale involved, The Salvation Army fed over  […]
Categories: 2023, EDS
The Salvation Army has been called in to put boots on the ground in Barrington, Nova Scotia to support first responders as they battle the blazing wildfires affecting the area. The Salvation Army will be offering meals and emotional and spiritual care for the over 100 firefighters currently deployed to the Barrington/Shelburne fire. Whether it’s  […]
Categories: 2023, EDS

The Salvation Army’s Lenten Season Reflection

Posted on 3rd April 2023, by Maritime
As the Lenten season draws to a close and we enter Holy Week, let us make space to reflect on Lent and what it means to The Salvation Army. With a mission of meeting human needs and transforming communities with the love of Jesus Christ, it should come as no surprise that Lent—a season of  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
Without the support of local individuals and organizations, The Salvation Army would be unable to give hope to those in need. That is why being an innovative partner is so important to The Salvation Army. It allows us to find and work with organizations as invested in in our communities as we are, and together  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog
It’s no secret that the exponential growth of the internet and the aftereffects of COVID-19 have damaged society’s “third places”— physical location other than work or home where people can connect with others. Cafés and community centres are examples of third places, but in a world where it’s easier to post your thoughts to strangers  […]
Categories: 2023, Blog

When Christmas Is not a Happy Time

Posted on 15th December 2022, by jonathang
For some people, Christmas isn’t always the ‘Most Wonderful Time of the Year.’ Alysse, 34, recalls the times she couldn’t afford to put gifts under the tree. But poverty wasn’t the only issue. Today, thanks to The Salvation Army’s New Choices program in Hamilton, Ont., and hard work and commitment from Alysse, she is in  […]

Gifting Smiles This Christmas

Posted on 15th December 2022, by jonathang
Gifting Smiles This Christmas In 2015 when Cynthia, her husband and their four children first arrived in Canada, they were shocked at how much day-to-day living cost. From housing to essentials like food, she quickly discovered they would have a struggle ahead of them affording what they needed; yet she knew they made the right  […]