A Christmas Message From General André Cox

Posted on 24th December 2013, by
General Cox's Christmas Message
Christmas is celebrated in so many different ways around the world and yet so easily we forget the true meaning of an event that shaped and changed the world. People of all nationalities and cultures have been drawn to God’s light as revealed in Jesus, whose coming to earth changed and changes the way we  […]
The Walmart head office merchandising team hosted a holiday fundraiser that raised $7,000 for The Salvation Army.
TORONTO, Dec. 20, 2013 – With The Salvation Army’s Christmas Kettle Campaign $8 million short of its $21 million goal, the organization is grateful for its continuing partnership with Walmart Canada. Walmart Fill the Kettle Day will be held on Saturday, December 21, with Walmart Canada matching donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in  […]

Why Give This Christmas?

Posted on 19th December 2013, by
Three years ago, Doreen became a single parent to her newborn granddaughter, Tiffany, to save her from being placed in foster care. On a fixed income, Doreen has many financial challenges and has often been forced to choose rent over food.  Now, with Christmas around the corner, Doreen wants nothing more than to give Tiffany  […]

The General Calls for New Fight to End Hunger

Posted on 18th December 2013, by
Food distribution in the Philippines
General André Cox is calling for the worldwide Salvation Army to join him in echoing the call of Pope Francis for an end to world hunger. The General says: ‘It is clear from the response of the media and from Christians of all denominations that the calls to simple living from the Pope have struck  […]
The Salvation Army's annual Christmas campaign is one of Canada's most significant and recognizable annual charitable events. The iconic Christmas kettle is hosted at more than 2,000 storefront, sidewalk and shopping mall locations across the country.
Toronto, ON December 18, 2013 – With one week remaining, The Salvation Army is calling on Canadians to generously support its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. To date, The Salvation Army has raised $11.4 million dollars through the Kettles, but with a fundraising goal of $21 million, is still $9.6 million short. “A significant percentage of  […]

Salvation Army Shares the Spirit of Christmas with Newcomers

Posted on 17th December 2013, by
Christmas, families
Language barriers, lack of family support and making ends meet are among common challenges faced by newcomers to Canada. The Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centres in Winnipeg and Calgary provide a wide range of services to vulnerable families and communities throughout the year. But during the Christmas Season, the Army makes an extra effort  […]

High School Students ‘Pay it Forward’ to The Salvation Army

Posted on 13th December 2013, by
gingerbread house
A group of students from Leaside High School in Toronto were given the task of building a festive gingerbread house and delivering it to a charitable organization that has made a difference in their local community. Twincy, Heidi, Miranda and Ayanna chose to “Pay it Forward” to The Salvation Army. “Paying if forward means doing  […]

Salvation Army Toy Mountain Brings Christmas to Winnipeg’s Less Fortunate

Posted on 11th December 2013, by
Christmas, toys
“Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without the help of The Salvation Army’s Toy Mountain shopping centre,” says Juilieen. “Now my daughter will have something to open on Christmas morning.” Planning for a happy Christmas for your family is challenging if you lack the financial resources to celebrate with your children. Julieen Keeley lives with her eight-year-old  […]
Toronto, December 9, 2013 – Canada’s largest non-governmental direct social service provider is commending the Federal Government on the creation and launch of a dedicated enforcement team based in Montreal to combat human trafficking (click here for report). The Salvation Army has participated in consultations around the development of the national plan and sees the  […]
General André Cox has paid tribute to Nelson Mandela in a letter to the family of the former South African President. He explained that his years spent in Africa had given him ‘a sense of the measure of Madiba’s life and influence’. ‘So many have already spoken eloquently or written lucidly,’ wrote the General. ‘I  […]