Hope Stories

Hope for the Hopeless

Posted on 17th July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tracy, left, volunteers at Salvation Army thrift store supported by Jenn Thompson, right, program coordinator of women's support group
When Tracy arrived in Vernon, B.C., she couldn’t see past her pain and just wanted it to stop. In her mind, suicide seemed to be the only way out. Overwhelmed by hopelessness, she needed people who cared about her. Little did she know that would be The Salvation Army. In 2015, Tracy left her marriage.  […]

Salvation Army Celebrates Canadian Diversity

Posted on 28th June 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Tricia, and Indigenous woman
Canada Day celebrations are just around the corner, and as the nation celebrates its history and diversity, The Salvation Army pays respect to the many cultures that have helped Canada become a thriving and inclusive nation. “The Salvation Army believes that the world is enriched and strengthened by a diversity of cultures and ethnicities,” says  […]

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Posted on 8th May 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Jackson gets mental-health support at The Salvation Army
Mental Health Week, May 6 to 12, helps to promote the importance of positive mental health and well-being. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) says that in order to thrive, we all need purpose, hope, resilience and belonging. “When I came to The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Hamilton, Ont., I was penniless, slept on  […]

A Journey to Healing

Posted on 25th March 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Inuk (left) and Jason (right) stand in front of tent in cold weather
Between 1883 and 1998, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country that were designed to make them forget their language and culture, and where many suffered abuse. Inuk was just nine years old when he was sent from his traditional native home to a residential school. At first,  […]

Ottawa Grace Manor Provides Stability and a Sense of Home

Posted on 21st March 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
senior in wheelchair alongside long-term care staff member
Two years ago, 76-year-old Irene had an unfortunate injury. Her physical damage meant she could no longer function on her own and required long-term care. The Salvation Army’s Grace Manor in Ottawa provided her with nursing assistance, rehabilitation services and help with daily living. “I improved so much that I can now take care of  […]