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Ready, Set, Shuffle!

Posted on 7th December 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Santa shuffle participants stand with Santa and Salvation Army mascot
Coming Together Virtually to Shuffle Because Everyone Needs an Army Traditionally held on the first Saturday of December, the Santa Shuffle is a 5k Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk that supports local Salvation Army initiatives. In partnership with the Running Room, and what began as a single race in Edmonton in 1990, the event  […]
Kettle worker stands with mask and volunteer apron by iconic red kettle and tiptap machine
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about many challenges to The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign, its largest fundraising drive of the year. At a time when more and more individuals and families are facing new financial challenges and frightening realities, there has been a decline in foot traffic, fewer kettles have been mobilized and there  […]
Tap to give at our Christmas Kettles
TORONTO, ON (December 1, 2020) – Today on Giving Tuesday, The Salvation Army Canada and Rogers Communications announced a new and innovative touchless digital giving option for Canadians to safely donate to the annual Christmas Kettles Campaign.  Powered by the Rogers LTE-M network, The Salvation Army’s signature holiday campaign will now see hundreds of Christmas  […]
Jayne stands by her kettle at local mall
This time last year, 69-year-old Jayne was manning one of The Salvation Army’s iconic Christmas kettles. This year, due to COVID-19 challenges and restrictions the Manitoban is unable to do what she loves most—volunteering to help her community. “For more than a century, The Salvation Army has raised funds through the annual Christmas Kettle Campaign,”  […]
Iconic red kettle and two volunteers beside it
 The Salvation Army’s largest public fundraiser of the year supports 1.9 million vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada. TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2020 – It’s been a difficult year for Canadians. The Salvation Army has seen the number of people needing support skyrocket almost five times over last year in some locations across the country.  […]

How Canadians Can Lace-up Virtually to Help Neighbours in Need

Posted on 12th November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Stephane and her husband in santa hats and festive shirts, gearing up for the race
It’s been a challenging  year for Canadians. The Salvation Army has seen the number of people needing support skyrocket to almost five times over last year in some parts across Canada. Now, more than ever, The Salvation Army is relying on your generosity to help provide practical assistance to thousands of families and individuals who  […]

Giving Back to the Community Through Gifts of Securities

Posted on 9th November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Signing a will with a lawyer
When Araxie’s husband died suddenly at the age of 62, she was devastated. Coping with that loss has been one of her life’s biggest challenges. Looking for healthy ways to deal with the pain of loss, Araxie researched charitable giving and specific causes that she could support. “I knew a little bit about The Salvation  […]

Memories of The Salvation Army During Wartime 

Posted on 5th November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Family members are pictured sitting on jeep
From Normandy’s beaches to the liberation of Holland, Dartmouth native Henry proudly served his country during the Second World War. Throughout the years, he shared many war stories with his daughter, Mary. One always stood out to her—the work of The Salvation Army.   “There was no conscription to join the Canadian forces for the  […]

Healing After Abuse

Posted on 3rd November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Janice stands inside L’Abri d’espoir
Janice arrived at L’Abri d’espoir more than a year ago. Coming to The Salvation Army’s Montreal women’s shelter, and be where she is today, required lots of determination, support and help. To escape an abusive relationship, Janice moved to Québec with her daughter as it was the safest place for both at the time. When  […]