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,”  […]
Major Gordon Taylor (left) poses with IKEA Winnipeg employees after all trucks were loaded and enroute to The Salvation Army Winnipeg Centre of Hope. Note they are following social distancing guidelines.
As an organization that has people at the core of its mission, The Salvation Army has taken unprecedented measures during COVID-19 to ensure that those who rely on them for help, stay healthy and safe. Abiding by social distancing guidelines, our shelter spaces at The Salvation Army Winnipeg Centre of Hope had to be expanded.  […]

After Schools Close, Salvation Army Continues to Feed Hungry Children

Posted on 14th April 2020, by
Volunteers make sandwiches for hungry children
In 2012, when The Salvation Army in Regina learned that there were children attending school without nutritious lunches, they stepped up to help feed as many vulnerable families as possible. When schools closed, The Salvation Army acted quickly to ensure that no child is hungry. “During the school season, we provide lunch every day to  […]