A WISH Granted

Posted on 29th October 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Denise (left) stands with Salvation Army worker (right)
When Denise came to Calgary in 2015, she had $30 in her pocket. She wanted a fresh start in life but had nowhere to go. Living on the streets would have to be home. Then she found The Salvation Army. “Without The Salvation Army, I don’t know where I would be,” says Denise. “I don’t  […]

How Shuffling Can Change a Life 

Posted on 23rd October 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Two santa shuffle participants dressed in festive gear
The Salvation Army’s 29th annual Santa Shuffle is just around the corner. On Saturday, December 7, 2019, and in 37 cities across Canada, participants will lace up their shoes for the 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk that raises funds for local Salvation Army programs and services. “My first Santa Shuffle with my family  […]

Helping Women Start Over

Posted on 21st October 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Terri at volunteer appreciation dinner
Culture shock. Depression. Anger. Life after prison can be a difficult transition. In Dundas, Ont., The Salvation Army’s Ellen Osler Home, a historic Tudor-style house, offers a safe living environment, life-skills resources, programs and community referrals for federal female parolees as they work toward community reintegration. “Ellen Osler Home gave me the resources, confidence and  […]

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

Posted on 13th October 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Carolynn Barkhouse surveys the damage from Hurricane Dorian on Abaco Island
“Disaster risk reduction has become a hot topic in emergency management circles in recent years,” says Perron Goodyear, director of emergency disaster services for The Salvation Army’s Canada and Bermuda Territory. “In the past, the focus for emergency management professionals was mostly on response to incidents followed, out of necessity, by long-term recovery. Recently, however,  […]

Hotel Executive Volunteers with The Salvation Army

Posted on 7th October 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Roydell (right) volunteers at Salvation Army soup kitchen
“The Salvation Army treats people like human beings―family,” says volunteer, Roydell. “This keeps me coming back.” During the season of Thanksgiving in 2018, Roydell’s employer, one of Bermuda’s luxury resorts, offered to supply The Salvation Army’s soup kitchen in Hamilton with a traditional Thanksgiving turkey dinner. Wanting to support the vulnerable in her community, Roydell,  […]

When Addiction Takes Over

Posted on 26th September 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Greg (right) stands with Salvation Army worker in front of Calgary's Centre of Hope
At an early age, Greg’s rage was explosive. He was a child unable to cope with his emotions and turned to drugs. After 20 years on a downward spiral of drug abuse and criminal activity, he successfully beat his addiction with help from The Salvation Army. “There was a lot of anger at home and  […]

Salvation Army Expands Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts

Posted on 20th September 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army worker gives supplies to survivor of Hurricane Dorian
More than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian delivered devastating blows to two of the major islands in the Bahamas, The Salvation Army’s relief efforts have expanded to help with the growing need. Working closely with the Bahamian government, The Salvation Army is providing support that includes supplies and emotional and spiritual care. The Salvation Army  […]

Unique Program Helps Low-Income Families at Back-to-School Time

Posted on 16th September 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Student holds new lunch bag filled with snacks for back to school
The back-to-school season can be very stressful for low-income families and children. To alleviate some of their financial burdens, The Salvation Army in Sarnia, Ont., developed a unique program that helps to ensure that the start of the school year is exciting for all children and their families. “All children deserve to have a good  […]

Salvation Army Continues to Respond to Hurricane Dorian

Posted on 10th September 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
salvation army emergency disaster services vehicle during hurricane dorian
In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, The Salvation Army continues to help those affected. “The Salvation Army is committed to assisting those affected by Hurricane Dorian for as long as we are needed,” says Perron Goodyear, territorial director of emergency disaster services in Canada and Bermuda. In the Maritimes, emergency disaster services personnel are on  […]