News Archive

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  […]
Beaming with pride, joy and happiness, Chris Pilkington who is a dedicated volunteer, shares his story from the Food Room at The Salvation Army’s Centre of Hope in Halifax. The year 2012 marked a turning point for Chris when he was led to The Salvation Army by his nephew. After receiving much needed support and  […]
Imagine not receiving any government benefits for years because filing your taxes feels out of reach. Sadly, this is the case for many Maritimers living on a low or fixed-income. To ease this burden, many of our Salvation Army locations offer complimentary tax preparation clinics to help improve the lives of families and individuals who  […]

English café opens doors for newcomers

Posted on 21st February 2019, by Maritime
English Cafe
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  […]

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.    […]