Looking Beyond His Disability

Posted on 23rd March 2021, by
Rabin smiles while posing in Argyle sweater
“Never allow your disabilities or weaknesses to prevent you from achieving any of your goals,” says 45-year-old Rabin Betkhoodoo. “You have to look beyond your challenges to succeed in whatever you put your mind to.” Born in Iran in 1976, and part of the Assyrian community, he was diagnosed at birth with spastic quad cerebral  […]

Maritime Community Comes Together to Support Fire Victims

Posted on 15th March 2021, by
Terry and Carol Adams
Who would have thought that the need for a community to come together would be amid a pandemic? When Terry and Carol Adams saw their house in flames, the circumstances necessitated immediate action. The fire seemed to be insignificant at first, but it became apparent that a power outage occurred in their home, which resulted  […]
Two members of Islamic Relief hold care packages in front of Salvation Army shelter
There is no better path to solving challenges than the famous saying, “Two heads are better than one.” The Salvation Army’s supporters and partners know the unique needs of vulnerable people in their local   communities and play a fundamental part in giving hope and help to struggling Canadians. Islamic Relief Canada, an international organization, provides  […]
International Leader of The Salvation Army Signs COVID-19 Vaccine Equity Declaration
GENERAL Brian Peddle, the leader of the worldwide Salvation Army, has become the latest global leader to sign the World Health Organization (WHO) Vaccine Equity Declaration. Adding his name to the document on 2 March 2021, the General gives thanks to God for the vaccine which he describes as an ‘answer to prayer’. But he  […]

Community Honours Salvation Army Frontline Worker  

Posted on 2nd March 2021, by
Judy behind her desk with mask and certificate of appreciation
Judy Peifer had no idea that one of her coworkers had nominated her for “Change the Narrative SC”, a program in Swift Current, Sask., to celebrate essential workers who go the extra mile, especially during a pandemic. “I wondered why the staff was meeting in the gym,” says Judy. “When I heard ‘we want to  […]

Honouring Rosemarie Bryan’s Acts of Hope at The Salvation Army

Posted on 23rd February 2021, by
Rosemarie in red Salvation Army brandwear
Across Canada, Salvation Army staff, supporters and volunteers continue to demonstrate acts of hope to those in need. Rosemarie Bryan, community and family services coordinator at The Salvation Army’s Etobicoke Temple in Toronto, Ontario, believes that partnerships and working together can help uplift everyone who needs help. “The clients, staff and volunteers—we are all a family” “The  […]

Mobile Feeding Unit a Welcome Site for the Vulnerable

Posted on 2nd February 2021, by
guests line up at mobile feeding unit in winter weather
For the past two years, and every Saturday night, The Salvation Army’s mobile feeding unit in Williams Lake, B.C., has been a lifeline for those experiencing homelessness and the vulnerable. In the winter months, the unit is a particularly welcome site that can prevent serious injuries and even death from exposure to the cold. “I’ve  […]

From Just Existing to Living Again

Posted on 28th January 2021, by
Lesley smiles
In her early 30s, Lesley’s true challenges began. A severe and chronic mental health diagnosis coupled with alcohol and addiction issues left her no longer able to function. Throughout her journey she found The Salvation Army, they helped her—no matter what condition she arrived in. “I had graduated from the University of Alberta with honours and moved  […]

Human-trafficking Survivor Puts Her Life Back Together

Posted on 26th January 2021, by
Victoria speaks at Salvation Army breakfast
Looking at Victoria Morrison now, you would never know she fell victim to human trafficking. She is as strong and confident as they come—living proof that you can take your life back and transform despite your circumstances. Victoria is articulate, poised and resilient. It’s because of her powerful traits that Victoria has been able to  […]