Halifax Newcomers Celebrate Culture at All Nations Day

Posted on 20th June 2019, by Maritime
Embracing English as a Second Language
Nearly 40 students representing 17 countries will celebrate culture and language on All Nations Day at The Salvation Army Fairview Citadel in Halifax on Saturday, June 22 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Hosted by English as a Second Language (ESL) students from countries including China, South Korea, Columbia, Iran and Guatemala, cultural displays will  […]
The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Halifax recently completed a National Internal Accreditation process, receiving commendation with an overall score of 90%. The Centre of Hope offers empathy and compassion via its men’s shelter, the six-month Anchorage Recovery program for men struggling with substance abuse, a chapel, a dining hall, a half-way house, as  […]
The Salvation Army via Bedford MacDonald House (BMH) and the University of Prince Edward Island (UPEI) Faculty of Nursing are excited to announce a dynamic partnership, which will result in vital health care provision for the guests of BMH and valuable experience for third and fourth-year nursing students. Beginning this September, two fourth-year nursing students will  […]

Spring Cleaning, Making Way for Campers

Posted on 3rd June 2019, by Maritime
During a few rainy days in a very rainy May, a group of men from The Salvation Army’s Anchorage Recovery Program travelled to the Scotian Glen camp in Thorburn, NS to prepare the camp for the summer season.  Program supervisor, Paul Surette worked alongside seven guys to fill potholes in the road to camp, clear  […]
Announced today, the Province of Prince Edward Island, through the Department of Social Development and Housing, is providing The Salvation Army (TSA) $355,500 annually to help with the operational costs of Bedford MacDonald House in Charlottetown. This will allow 24/7 accessibility and increased programming and supports for men experiencing homelessness. “Every Islander deserves to feel  […]

How will you celebrate doughnut day?

Posted on 28th May 2019, by Maritime
For many of us, Fridays are our favourite day of the week. On Friday, June 7th, we will not only celebrate Friday, but also, National Doughnut Day. Each year on the first Friday of June, The Salvation Army celebrates this sweet event, which is filled with tradition and history. Created in 1938 during World War I,  […]

Sewing for Autism

Posted on 18th May 2019, by Maritime
The birth of a great initiative and community partnership that continues to grow After visiting the Sewing Club at the Spryfield Salvation Army, an autistic young adult made a suggestion with big and lasting impact. “When I saw and touched the fidget quilts the Club was making for people living with Alzheimer Disease, I thought,  […]

Stories for Life

Posted on 18th May 2019, by Maritime
Inspired by a program offered by The John Howard Society of Nova Scotia (JHSNS) and Halifax Public Libraries called Page Turners, Alan Rankin and Janice Fiander worked with Paul Surette with the Anchorage Recovery Program to bring a Men’s Book Club to The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope. Library staff and volunteers with the JHSNS  […]

Are you ready for a possible emergency?

Posted on 13th May 2019, by Maritime
When our Community Response Unit (CRU) arrived back from supporting flood relief efforts in both Fredericton and Saint John, New Brunswick, we took it for a visit to William King Elementary School in Herring Cove. Emergency Disaster Services Coordinator, Jan Keats took the Excel Program children on a tour of the CRU and shared the  […]

Transitioning from Substance Use to Restored Lives

Posted on 2nd May 2019, by Maritime
The Anchorage Recovery program at the Centre of Hope in Halifax supports several men each year as they move through substance use treatment towards a restored life. A transition ceremony held on April 25th saw two individuals complete the program. During the transition ceremony, Gordon Briffa and Larry Hoddinott were celebrated as they transition through  […]