ICE 2 Run helps send kids to camp

Posted on 2nd August 2019, by Maritime
Runners flowing through the start line at a race.
The Salvation Army’s Moncton Community and Family Services laced up with their neighbours to hit the pavement for their annual race, ICE 2 Run. The event brought out 123 runners who raised $2918. The I Care Enough 2 Run event supports The Salvation Army’s Kids to Camp program–an initiative that provides under-served children in the  […]

Giving forward together while giving hope today

Posted on 12th July 2019, by Maritime
One in three families in Canada cannot afford to enroll their children in organized sports. This is why Sportwheels has a mission to achieve the highest participation of children in recreational sports. Sportwheels customers contribute a small amount to this mission with each purchase they make along with offering donations of refurbished bikes; this is  […]

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  […]
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,  […]

Dean’s journey from addiction to aftercare

Posted on 6th April 2018, by Maritime
From left to right, a woman and two men stand at the front of the chapel and the man in the centre receives a certificate of completion for The Salvation Army Anchorage Recovery Program.
In October 2017, Dean shared the story of his addiction and how he took the first steps to clean living. Today, we catch up him again as he transitions from the Anchorage program and continues his journey of recovery.   As a former participant in the Anchorage Recovery Program, Dean is starting his aftercare journey  […]

Finding a place to call home

Posted on 26th February 2018, by Maritime
Woman sitting at her desk at the Halifax Centre of Hope
Understanding the needs of the individual and the supports available to them is the first step towards helping someone find a place to call their home. Housing Support Worker, Krista Wells spent three years with the Ottawa Booth Centre working as a Case Manager before moving to Nova Scotia. Working with many individuals with a  […]

Helping people find their way

Posted on 15th February 2018, by Maritime
Male employee stands in front of Salvation Army building
Charlie is the first friendly face most people see as they enter the doors of the Centre of Hope in Halifax to seek help. Working with The Salvation Army for 14 years, Charlie has provided support to hundreds of individuals searching for food, shelter and simply for someone to lean on. Seeking The Salvation Army  […]