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Hope for the Hopeless

Posted on 17th July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tracy, left, volunteers at Salvation Army thrift store supported by Jenn Thompson, right, program coordinator of women's support group
When Tracy arrived in Vernon, B.C., she couldn’t see past her pain and just wanted it to stop. In her mind, suicide seemed to be the only way out. Overwhelmed by hopelessness, she needed people who cared about her. Little did she know that would be The Salvation Army. In 2015, Tracy left her marriage.  […]

Salvation Army Helps to End Summer Hunger for Children

Posted on 8th July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
The statistics are staggering. Every month, more than 300,000 Canadian children are helped by food banks―a number that could fill Toronto’s Rogers Centre 10 times over. Throughout the school year, many hungry children have access to services such as Salvation Army breakfast programs. In fact, last year The Salvation Army served 223,000 meals in schools.  […]

How Summer Camp Encourages Vulnerable Children

Posted on 2nd July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Camp counsellors Brandon (left) with brother Nathan (right)
When cabin leader, Brandon, welcomed smiling children at The Salvation Army’s Jacksons Point summer camp in Ontario, little did he realize that behind the eagerness and mischief were youth impacted by poverty―confused, frustrated and anxious. “To watch the children go from excitement to hearing about their struggles was shocking to me,” says Brandon. “As a  […]

Salvation Army Celebrates Canadian Diversity

Posted on 28th June 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tricia, and Indigenous woman
Canada Day celebrations are just around the corner, and as the nation celebrates its history and diversity, The Salvation Army pays respect to the many cultures that have helped Canada become a thriving and inclusive nation. “The Salvation Army believes that the world is enriched and strengthened by a diversity of cultures and ethnicities,” says  […]

Educational Support Empowers Single Mother

Posted on 10th June 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Robin and her son Silas
At 17, Robin wasn’t making good choices and left high school with two credits to go. A year later, she became pregnant. After her son was born, she realized that her lack of education could impact the rest of their lives, so she returned to school. But caring for a newborn, studying and going to  […]