English café opens doors for newcomers

Posted on 21st February 2019, by Maritime
The atmosphere at the English café is a happy one, as women and their young children hustle in from the cold, grabbing a coffee as they get settled. Talking and laughter are so commonplace around the table, that you would assume it’s always been like this for these women.  This, however, is not the case,  […]

Offering hope in the trenches

Posted on 7th February 2019, by Maritime
two men sit drinking coffee
Kath Stewart, 93, has a personal connection to war and the service and sacrifices made. Kath shares her vivid memories of extreme personal hardship and how The Salvation Army was present to comfort and help maintain military morale. “It’s not easy to go through war,” says Kath. “You go to school and see empty desks,  […]

Home heating program opens for 2019

Posted on 18th January 2019, by Maritime
A group of people standing in the front of a rom
The Good Neighbour Energy Fund is available again this winter to provide financial assistance to low income Nova Scotians needing help with emergency home heating. The Fund is possible through a partnership between government, Nova Scotia Power and the Salvation Army. “As the days get colder, people facing financial difficulty are forced to make tough  […]

Community rallies around 600 employees laid-off before Christmas

Posted on 14th January 2019, by Maritime
Basketball team stands around boxes of food
The residents of Sydney, Cape Breton were shocked, when less than a month before Christmas, it was announced that ServiCom, a call centre employing more than 600 people, would be shutting down.  This news left people reeling as they tried to figure out what that meant for the many residents who were suddenly without jobs,  […]

Santa Shuffle early bird deadline closes October 28th

Posted on 15th October 2018, by Maritime
Three runners stand at the start line of the santa shuffle
There may be a chill in the air but there is no better time to lace up your sneakers and begin training for the Santa Shuffle Fun Run and Elf Walk. Every year, Maritimers across New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island run in support of the many individuals and families in need in their own community.    […]

Friendship and food offered in Charlottetown

Posted on 3rd October 2018, by Maritime
Man smiles and accepts coffee
Prince Edward Island is known as the home of Anne of Green Gables and the birthplace of Confederation, attracting tourists from across Canada and beyond. With 150,000 residents, it’s the smallest province by size and population. But it’s not immune to the social problems that affect larger cities and provinces. Major Daniel Roode, corps officer  […]

A father’s legacy

Posted on 5th September 2018, by Maritime
A photo of a woman and an old photo of her father
When it came to making a will, Jane Redding had no doubt she would include The Salvation Army. “My father was a recipient of The Salvation Army’s charity a long time ago,” says Jane. “I know of no cause more deserving.” In 1930, 16-year-old John Redding left his home in Yarmouth, N.S., for Halifax. He  […]

A safe place to play

Posted on 27th August 2018, by Maritime
Group of children holding ice creams
When you think of summer, most people picture children running and playing in their backyards, complete with a swing set, sandbox and a sprinkler for hot days. However, not every child living in Halifax has the opportunity to run and play in their yard. For many children, living in an apartment or in low-income housing,  […]

Helping others by offering warmth

Posted on 16th August 2018, by Maritime
A group of people hold up a blanket
Every year, a group of women attend Scotian Glen Camp for a women’s retreat to reconnect with nature, and connect with others in their community. Hosted by The Salvation Army Women’s Ministry, the theme of the retreat was Carry the Light of Justice and Mercy. The retreat sought to highlight the many injustices faced by women  […]