two children with Salvation Army hats stand by Walmart store
TORONTO, ON (December 18, 2019) –The Salvation Army is raising awareness about the upcoming annual Walmart Fill the Kettle Day to encourage Canadians to give generously this Christmas and holiday season.  On Saturday, December 21, Walmart Canada will match donations made by individuals to Salvation Army Christmas kettles located in select stores nationwide up to  […]

Volunteering Helps Survivor Adjust to Life After Stroke

Posted on 5th December 2019, by
Rudy shares his Salvation Army volunteer experience
International Volunteer Day is held each year on December 5 and is viewed as an opportunity to bring focus to, and thank volunteers. “I knew something was wrong when I couldn’t stand or move,” says Rudy.  “It was scary.” At 56, Rudy had a stroke that robbed him of motor skills many of us take  […]
Chaplain and respite program participants showcase Christmas presents bought for low-income children
It’s that time of year when stores and shopping malls are filled with individuals purchasing presents for family and friends, and people with special needs want to get in on the fun. Every Christmas season, The Salvation Army’s London Village Respite Program holds an activity night where people with physical disabilities or cognitive challenges purchase  […]

Overcoming the Odds

Posted on 26th November 2019, by
Aaron at Centre of Hope Calgary
He’d abused alcohol for years and drank every day because that’s what he saw his father do. One cold night, Aaron passed out. He had no idea death was approaching fast. National Addictions Awareness Week, November 21 to December 1, is designed to increase understanding of the devastating stigma associated with substance use and addiction  […]
Salvation Army 130 piece band marches in Toronto's Santa Claus parade
On Sunday, November 17, to help kick off the Christmas season, a group of more than 130 members of The Salvation Army marched through the downtown core of Toronto as children and children-at-heart lined the streets and braved cold temperatures to see Santa. “For more than a century, and across Canada, The Salvation Army has  […]

The Salvation Army Launches 129th Annual Christmas Kettle Campaign

Posted on 18th November 2019, by
Volunteer stands at kettle to support annual fundraising campaign
TORONTO, Nov. 18, 2019 – Today, The Salvation Army officially launches its 2019 Christmas Kettle Campaign, which is its largest public fundraising drive of the year. Now in its 129th year, the annual fundraiser seeks donations from the public to help The Salvation Army assist millions of people living in poverty. With one in seven  […]