Educational Support Empowers Single Mother

Posted on 10th June 2019, by
Silas and Robin
At 17, Robin wasn’t making good choices and left high school with two credits to go. A year later, she became pregnant. After her son was born, she realized that her lack of education could impact the rest of their lives, so she returned to school. But caring for a newborn, studying and going to  […]

The Environmental Impact of Thrifting

Posted on 5th June 2019, by
Thrift store employee sorts through racks of clothes in the store
World Environment Day, an annual event held on June 5, raises global awareness about environmental issues and encourages the public to engage in effective actions. The Salvation Army believes that the earth is God’s creation and we should be good stewards of its care. One of the ways The Salvation Army strives to help the  […]

Community Garden Helps Boost Food Security in Penticton

Posted on 30th May 2019, by
Since 2013, The Salvation Army’s community garden in Penticton, B.C., has been a place where social connections are established, healthy eating is celebrated and food security is boosted. “The community garden works in conjunction with the Penticton food bank, which is operated by The Salvation Army, to create community and long-term solutions to food poverty,”  […]

A Story of Trauma, Hope and Survival

Posted on 24th May 2019, by
Blessing and Samuel volunteer at The Salvation Army
After years of being hunted down by a dangerous and deadly cult in their home country of Nigeria, Blessing and her family escaped to Canada for safety and solace. Today, she is in a place better than she could have imagined, and The Salvation Army helped to get her there. Fear and Intimidation “In Nigeria,  […]

Respite for Autism Caregivers

Posted on 21st May 2019, by
Elijah plays with stuffed toy at autism program
In Canada, more than a quarter of a million families are touched by autism spectrum disorders. The Salvation Army London Village Respite Program supports over 200 families; approximately 50 have a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Seven-year-old Elijah has attended the ASD program for over a year. It has been a huge relief for  […]

Promoting Positive Mental Health

Posted on 8th May 2019, by
Jackson gets mental-health support at The Salvation Army
Mental Health Week, May 6 to 12, helps to promote the importance of positive mental health and well-being. The Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) says that in order to thrive, we all need purpose, hope, resilience and belonging. “When I came to The Salvation Army’s Booth Centre in Hamilton, Ont., I was penniless, slept on  […]