How Canadians Can Lace-up Virtually to Help Neighbours in Need

Posted on 12th November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Stephane and her husband in santa hats and festive shirts, gearing up for the race
It’s been a challenging  year for Canadians. The Salvation Army has seen the number of people needing support skyrocket to almost five times over last year in some parts across Canada. Now, more than ever, The Salvation Army is relying on your generosity to help provide practical assistance to thousands of families and individuals who  […]

Giving Back to the Community Through Gifts of Securities

Posted on 9th November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Signing a will with a lawyer
When Araxie’s husband died suddenly at the age of 62, she was devastated. Coping with that loss has been one of her life’s biggest challenges. Looking for healthy ways to deal with the pain of loss, Araxie researched charitable giving and specific causes that she could support. “I knew a little bit about The Salvation  […]

Memories of The Salvation Army During Wartime 

Posted on 5th November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Family members are pictured sitting on jeep
From Normandy’s beaches to the liberation of Holland, Dartmouth native Henry proudly served his country during the Second World War. Throughout the years, he shared many war stories with his daughter, Mary. One always stood out to her—the work of The Salvation Army.   “There was no conscription to join the Canadian forces for the  […]

Healing After Abuse

Posted on 3rd November 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Janice stands inside L’Abri d’espoir
Janice arrived at L’Abri d’espoir more than a year ago. Coming to The Salvation Army’s Montreal women’s shelter, and be where she is today, required lots of determination, support and help. To escape an abusive relationship, Janice moved to Québec with her daughter as it was the safest place for both at the time. When  […]

Ryan’s Recovery from Addiction

Posted on 27th October 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Ryan and his dog Roxi
Nearly 21% of Canadians will experience addiction at some point in their lives (Canadian Mental Health Association). There is a chance that you know someone who has fought, or is currently fighting, with substance use disorders.   Three years ago, Ryan’s life was in constant chaos. He struggled with drugs, gambling and alcohol addiction, depression  […]

Decades of Keeping Vulnerable Children and Families Warm

Posted on 22nd October 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army worker hands a winter coat to client
The Salvation Army in Cobourg and Port Hope, Ont., are several Salvation Army centres gearing up for the cold weather and ensuring that at-risk people stay warm when temperatures drop. In its 26th year, The Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids program in Northumberland County has been an enormous success, handing out more than 15,000 winter  […]

Celebrate Waste Reduction Week by Shifting to Thrifting

Posted on 19th October 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Fork lift driver in warehouse full of boxes
How many items of clothing or household items did you purchase this year? How long will you use these items before they find their way to your garage or basement, or worse yet, garbage? Unfortunately, for most people, the answer is not very long. As “fast fashion” permeates our consumer culture, the average person is  […]

Salvation Army Feeding Program Closes the Hunger Gap

Posted on 15th October 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army emergency disaster services delivers boxes of produce to low-income families
For many low-income children, attending school is not only an opportunity to learn, but a chance to have access to adequate and nutritious food. But when schools and feeding programs closed due to COVID-19, already vulnerable children were at risk of being hungry. “The Ontario School Nutrition Program approached The Salvation Army to help with  […]

Join Adrian in the Brigade of Hope

Posted on 13th October 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Adrian and his family sit on bench at theme park
“I came to Canada in 2014, from the Philippines, and I worked in a call center that focuses primarily on nonprofit organizations,” says Adrian Enciso. “The first charity that I learned about was The Salvation Army.” The more Adrian learned about the mission of The Salvation Army and the hope it gives to marginalized individuals  […]