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Respite for Autism Caregivers

Posted on 21st May 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Elijah plays with stuffed toy at autism program
In Canada, more than a quarter of a million families are touched by autism spectrum disorders. The Salvation Army London Village Respite Program supports over 200 families; approximately 50 have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Seven-year-old Elijah has attended the ASD program for over a year. It has been a huge relief for  […]

Salvation Army Responds to Flooding in Three Provinces

Posted on 30th April 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
EDS workers being served by a Salvation Army trailer
As spring arrived in April, a combination of rapidly melting snow and heavy rainfall has had a devastating effect on three Canadian provinces. States of emergency have been declared in communities across Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick, as rising rivers have forced thousands from their homes. Underscoring the seriousness of the situation, 2,000 military personnel  […]

Easter Message from Salvation Army World Leader

Posted on 18th April 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Crown of thorns under cross build of nails
Do Not Be Afraid What causes you to be afraid? Is it the dark? Spiders? Illness, heights, confined spaces, money problems or the future? A myriad of things are understandable causes of fear, and often that fear is accompanied by anxiety. There is a recurring theme throughout Scripture where God tells us not to be  […]

Canadian Officers Return Home as Salvation Army National Leaders

Posted on 18th April 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd
Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, serving as territorial leaders in Australia, have been appointed to the Canada and Bermuda Territory, with Commissioner Floyd Tidd as the Territorial Commander and Commissioner Tracey Tidd as the Territorial President of Women’s Ministries. “We look forward to the opportunity to serve in our home territory and anticipate all that  […]

Kids Club Fills Gap in Community Services

Posted on 15th April 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
In northwest Calgary, The Salvation Army is providing a free, bi-weekly Kids Club, where more than 100 children are registered. The Kids Club is fostering a strong sense of community, providing a safe place for children to have fun and reminding everyone of the services The Salvation Army offers. “There is no community centre in  […]

Lunch Program Improves Attendance and Academic Performance

Posted on 5th April 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Two volunteers prepare lunches for hungry students
When Danette Hicks, a housing support worker with The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services in Gander, N.L., learned that hungry children were falling through the cracks, losing social connections and lagging behind in the curriculum, she developed a program to ensure that the problem of absenteeism doesn’t continue. “Our goal is to ensure there are  […]