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Sydney Drive-Up Food Bank Safely Meets Community Needs

Posted on 8th May 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Workers get ready for drive through food bank
With social distancing and safety as our top priorities, The Salvation Army is working to come up with unique ways to meet the ongoing needs of the communities we serve. In Cape Breton, Family Services Coordinator, Nicole Maclean, found a creative way to keep their community food bank operating in Sydney—a drive-up window. This solution  […]

Salvation Army Reminds Canadians to be Emergency Prepared

Posted on 4th May 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army worker feeds first responder from EDS mobile unit
TORONTO, ON May 4, 2020—Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3-9, encourages Canadians to take time now to plan for the unexpected. Given the global coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing, this year’s national event is particularly relevant. “Emergency Preparedness Week (EP week) is an annual event that is coordinated by Public Safety Canada,” says Perron Goodyear, The  […]

Double Your Impact to Help Canadians Affected by COVID-19

Posted on 1st May 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army delivers meals to people experiencing homelessness
GivingTuesdayNow, May 5, 2020, is an emergency response to the impact of COVID-19. “In a few short months, COVID-19 grew into a global pandemic, which has pushed struggling Canadians to the brink of despair,” says Lt-Colonel John P. Murray, territorial secretary for communications. “We are all in this together and can make a real difference  […]

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

Posted on 30th April 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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 SalvationArmy.ca
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  […]