Each year, The Home Energy Assistance Top Up Fund, or HEAT Fund, helps thousands of individuals and families in Nova Scotia keep their homes warm during the winter months. In 2020, more than 3,500 households received support from this life-changing program. Linda Kennedy was a recipient of the HEAT Fund. Living on long-term disability in  […]

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 and Larry were celebrated as they transition through this ongoing  […]

She Has Her Boy Back!

Posted on 18th April 2019, by Maritime
Living on the streets of Ottawa, emotionally wounded, battling substance and prescription medication abuse, and weighing only 135 pounds, Corey found hope through reconnecting with his Mom and a history of support from The Salvation Army. Shortly after picking Corey up at the bus station this past Christmas Eve, Corey’s Mom, Louise Armstrong who works  […]

The Value of Volunteering

Posted on 31st March 2019, by Maritime
Have you experienced the joy of volunteering in your community? We celebrate the significant contributions made by our many volunteers daily, not just during the month of April. We recognize that we wouldn’t be able to deliver the many services and programs we offer across the Maritimes without them. For over 100 years, we’ve counted  […]

Your Gift Can Create a Legacy

Posted on 25th March 2019, by Maritime
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  […]

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,  […]

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,  […]

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  […]