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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.    […]

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,  […]

Red Cap gives children skills for dealing with anger

Posted on 5th July 2018, by Maritime
children sitting in a group during a red cap graduation ceremony
Anger is a normal part of life, but many children and adults do not have positive opportunities to practice dealing with anger. At an elementary school in Dartmouth, N.S. this issue is being addressed using Red Cap, an anger management program geared towards children aged 8-12. Nicole, 11, got in fights at school. Lindsay, 13,  […]
Darby allen stands on stage speaking
Fire Chief Darby Allen gave an inspiring keynote address this morning at the seventh annual Hope in the City Leadership Breakfast. The event drew over 300 business people to the Westin Halifax, for a morning of networking, entertainment and education about the work The Salvation Army is doing in Halifax. In spring 2016, Darby spearheaded  […]

Creating a legacy of hope – Why Give?

Posted on 17th May 2018, by Maritime
Elderly woman smiles at the camera
Leave a Memory Choosing to leave a gift from the heart brings meaning, dignity and purpose to a life well lived. Your gift is your opportunity to participate in the charitable and community work most meaningful to you, in a way that allows these important causes to be well supported now, and long after you’re  […]

Volunteer Spotlight: Meet Paula

Posted on 24th April 2018, by Maritime
Two women and a man stand together for a photo. The women in the middle is wearing a flowered dress and is holding a paint brush. The woman on the left and the man on the right of her are both wearing black shirts and pants.
We couldn’t do the work we do without our volunteers!   The Salvation Army depends on the helping hands of our many dedicated volunteers. In our Volunteer Spotlight, we recognize the compassion, kindness, and hardworking nature of Paula from Springhill, NS. Paula has spent a lifetime in service to others. After retiring from federal corrections  […]