Hope Stories

Pregnant and Alone

Posted on 27th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Prab and her baby girl
 Prab, 20, was studying in Canada when she discovered she was pregnant. Her husband resided in their home country of India and, due to COVID-19 restrictions, was unable to travel for the birth of their first child. “In 2019, I went home to India to be married,” says Prab. “A few months after I returned  […]

Supporting Vulnerable Communities During the Summer Months (WATCH)

Posted on 11th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Two Salvation Army employees hand out water out of an EDS truck during the summer
For many, summer is a wonderful time of the year filled with vacations and backyard get togethers. But for those living in poverty, summer is just another season of challenges and hopelessness. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty doesn’t take a break and we invite you to watch this video to see how we are  […]

Human Trafficking Survivor Restores Hope on the Frontlines

Posted on 30th July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Caroline sits at her desk ready to give hope to other human trafficking victims
Caroline Pugh-Roberts is one of millions of men, women and children who have fallen into the hands of traffickers. Today, as a survivor and educator, she works with other victims at The Salvation Army in London, Ont., to not only help them live but flourish. “I didn’t realize I was being trafficked,” says Caroline. “I  […]

Pathway of Hope Program Helps to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Posted on 2nd July 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Pathway of Hope infographic
One in 11 Canadians live in poverty, and The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope Program provides intensive case management to individuals and families who desire to have increased stability and hope. “To break the cycle of poverty, The Salvation Army partners with individuals and families to develop a customized plan and take action to address  […]

From Trauma to Triumph

Posted on 25th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Kate with her daughter
Kate’s childhood and early years were filled with trauma and significant challenges; a family with a history of addiction and her mother, a crack addict, who left when Kate was 12. Before long, addiction was a family legacy that thrived when Kate spent her early adult years partying and abusing alcohol and drugs. “I was  […]

Salvation Army Helps Reconnect Father and Son

Posted on 19th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Lucas (left) Simon (right)
This Father’s Day won’t be a typical one for Lucas. With a new lease on life, he has a purpose to fulfill—  building a relationship with his son. At a young age, Lucas and his family moved to PEI where his father secured a job in a lobster plant. During his teenage years, things changed  […]

Salvation Army Food Bank Offers Home Delivery Service

Posted on 16th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Door-to-door food delivery for the vulnerable in Windsor
If your cupboards are bare and you can’t access a food bank, The Salvation Army’s home food delivery program in Windsor, Ont., is ensuring that you won’t go hungry. “We don’t want people in our community to lack resources” “We don’t want people in our community to lack resources,” says Major Paul Rideout, executive director  […]

Salvation Army in Kirkland Lake Brings Food to the Isolated

Posted on 9th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army brings food in a van to the isolated
The Salvation Army in Kirkland Lake is addressing rural hunger by bringing a mobile food pantry to people who live remotely. “The people receiving our services genuinely need our help,” says Robbie Donaldson, community and spiritual care coordinator. “We are committed to helping everyone who has limited access to food and where hunger is a  […]

New Program Offsets Student Food Insecurity in Grande Prairie

Posted on 5th June 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Captain Peter Kim stands beside Salvation Army banner holding grant from Alberta Government
The Salvation Army has started a new student feeding program with a $300,000 grant from the Alberta government, through the Ministry of Education in Grande Prairie, Alta. More than 200 students have been identified and registered to date by the four school boards operating in the city, and those families will receive a $100 grocery  […]