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The Salvation Army has received queries from the public regarding fundraising activities undertaken by Canadian Property Stars. The Salvation Army is not affiliated with Canadian Property Stars and The Salvation Army has no continuing relationship with this organization. Canadian Property Stars are not authorized to represent us or to raise funds on our behalf. If  […]

Salvation Army Caring Place Guests Pampered With Makeovers

Posted on 24th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Maple Ridge, B.C. – Part of The Salvation Army’s Homelessness Action Week activities last week included a special spa day at its Caring Place, a multi-function facility focused on providing essential needs of food, shelter and support to residents of Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows. Clients of The Caring Place were offered free hair, makeup,  […]

People Helping People

Posted on 21st October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
When 28-year-old Bri-Jon volunteered with The Salvation Army he thought he’d be sorting clothes at a thrift store. Instead, he found himself on the front lines helping complete strangers—an experience that not only made a difference in the lives of others, but his own as well. “In 2008 the United Kingdom economy was in a  […]

Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre Grand Opening in Calgary

Posted on 16th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The long anticipated cutting of the red ribbon brought a roar of cheers from a large crowd gathered for the grand opening of the new Salvation Army Barbara Mitchell Family Resource Centre in Calgary. On Monday, October 7, 2013, Calgary’s Mayor, Naheed Nenshi, and Eliza Mitchell from The W. Garfield Weston Foundation were joined by  […]

Salvation Army Team in Jordan Begins Syrian Refugee Assistance

Posted on 16th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
A Salvation Army Army International Emergency Services team in Jordan is working with the Lutheran World Federation (LWF) to assist refugees fleeing the ongoing conflict in Syria. The United Nations reports that more than two million people have fled Syria, with in excess of half a million seeking safety in Jordan. Salvation Army emergency workers  […]

Empowering Vulnerable Families and At-Risk Students

Posted on 15th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“Richmond Hill, Ont., is listed as one of the fastest growing and culturally diverse communities in Canada,” says Matt Delaney, sports and recreation outreach coordinator and restorative justice facilitator for The Salvation Army in Richmond Hill. “In a 2006 Canadian census, there were a reported 11 visible minority groups and 13 religious groups that made  […]

One in Five Canadians Skip Meals to Help Make Ends Meet

Posted on 10th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
Hunger hits closer to home than many of us realize. Over the next several days, as we gather with family around tables for a traditional holiday feast, we need to remember those who struggle to put food on the table. According to a recent Angus Reid Public Opinion survey commissioned by Food Banks Canada, last  […]

Needs are Great as Thanksgiving Food Drive Kicks Off

Posted on 8th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
The Ottawa Sun sat down with Michael Maidment days into his new role heading the Ottawa Food Bank. Q. What has surprised you in your first week? A. Going into the warehouse and seeing 21,000 square feet of food and starting to appreciate and understand, looking at those boxes, what that really means to nearly  […]

Horrors of War Stole My Childhood

Posted on 7th October 2013, by SalvationArmy.ca
“I was a nine-year-old schoolgirl when my education was cut short by civil war in Liberia,” says Meatta.  “From then on, through my teen years, I witnessed horrific things that no child should see — killings, rapes, amputations, and more.  Many victims were my own family members and friends. “Some of my schoolmates were kidnapped  […]