Former Addict Gives Back to Help Hungry People During COVID-19

Posted on 30th April 2020, by
Twelve years ago, Jay Barnard checked into The Salvation Army’s addiction recovery program at the Booth Centre in Ottawa. His alcohol and drug  abuse were out of control. Today, as a Red Seal chef with his own successful fresh water, inland fishing business, he is giving back to the organization who helped him reclaim sober  […]

Salvation Army Responds to Flooding in Fort McMurray

Posted on 28th April 2020, by
flooding in fort mcMurray
The four-year anniversary of the Fort McMurray,Alta., wildfire is days away and, yet again, thousands of residents of the entire lower townsite are under a mandatory evacuation. Flooding and rising river levels caused by ice jams has threatened homes and businesses in the heart of the community’s downtown. “Due to the fact that it is  […]

Salvation Army Opens Child Care to Support Essential Workers

Posted on 27th April 2020, by
Child care worker uses social distancing to greet children
When The Region of Peel, a municipality in the Greater Toronto Area, sent out a plea to child care providers to help support essential workers on the front lines of COVID-19, The Salvation Army was quick to respond. “Supporting those who need our help is what The Salvation Army does,” says Linda Gilbert, director of  […]
Homeless person sits with SA blanket wrapped around
The House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance has invited key stakeholders to provide information about the impact of COVID-19 on various people, groups and sectors of the economy. “The Salvation Army thanks the Finance Committee for the opportunity to contribute to the discussion regarding the impact of COVID-19 on stakeholders in the area of  […]

Celebrating Earth Day Through Retail and Recycling

Posted on 22nd April 2020, by
Salvation Army workers sorts clothes at thrift store
Although April 22, 2020, is globally recognized as Earth Day, The Salvation Army Thrift Store treats every day like Earth Day through retail and recycling. The sentiment of environmental stewardship is so deeply embedded in the organization’s work that it is reflected in the name: The Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO). The  […]

Knitting for a Cause

Posted on 20th April 2020, by
National Volunteer Week, April 19-25, is a time to celebrate Canada’s volunteers. The Salvation Army recognizes and honours the more than 130,000 people who donate their time and talents to help people in need—and ask nothing in return. For example, at The Salvation Army’s knitting club in Oshawa, Ont., one of the best parts of  […]

Salvation Army in Fredericton Delivers Food to Doorsteps

Posted on 16th April 2020, by
Salvation Army volunteer stands in front of van full of food
Last year, The Salvation Army in Fredericton launched Operation Senior Food Box Delivery, a program to bring groceries to seniors and help combat their loneliness with a visit. Little did they know their services  would have to quickly expand to help those impacted by COVID-19. “We’re delivering food to anyone who needs it right now,”  […]