Hope Stories

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  […]

A Child Torn Apart by Addiction

Posted on 5th March 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Former addict, John Higgins
According to Health Canada, one in seven Canadians consumes high enough quantities of alcohol to put them in danger. Sadly, the most tragic consequences of excessive drinking are often found in children who witness the abuse. “One in seven Canadians consumes high enough quantities of alcohol to put them in danger.” “Growing up in an  […]

Overcoming Poverty and PTSD

Posted on 19th February 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
John (right) receives hug from Salvation Army worker, Val (left)
John’s unstable and traumatic childhood left him struggling with PTSD. As a result, he has suffered in the key areas of his life that include socialization and employment. Through a variety of supports, The Salvation Army in Regina is helping him overcome some of the challenges related to PTSD and has restored his faith in  […]