Cadet Jason Brinson receives cheque from Yellowknife Co-op
One of The Salvation Army’s greatest strengths is the consistent presence of local supporters and partners who know the unique needs of vulnerable people in their community. One in 11 Canadians live in poverty and, thanks to a $10,000 donation from the Yellowknife Co-op, we will continue to meet the essential needs of families and  […]

Empowering Your Donations to Build Stronger Communities

Posted on 23rd July 2020, by
Thrift store employees stand in front of store
Like its name implies, The Salvation Army Thrift Store, National Recycling Operations (NRO) is much more than just a thrift store. NRO empowers donations of gently-used clothing and household items to make a tangible impact and build stronger communities. Once a shirt is donated, it is no longer just an article of clothing–it becomes an  […]

Salvation Army in Dartmouth Comes Together for Their Community

Posted on 21st July 2020, by
Volunteer delivers food in van to vulnerable people
Long before the pandemic began, Salvation Army food bank volunteers in Dartmouth, N.S., have been coming together each Monday to prepare food boxes for struggling members of their community. Each week, an average of 10 volunteers prepare up to 35 food boxes for distribution in the afternoon. But as more people face food insecurity due  […]

Winnipeg Resident Gives a Helping Hand to Neighbours in Need

Posted on 16th July 2020, by
Ann Stout and her masks
Supporting others during a pandemic can be a fulfilling way to give back when many of us are feeling anxious about our health and the future. We have seen various acts of kindness across Canada where selfless communities rally together to support frontline workers, truck drivers, food banks and their neighbours in need. In honouring  […]

A Passion for Helping Others 

Posted on 14th July 2020, by
When 80-year-old Dieter first began supporting The Salvation Army, he did so because he researched the organization and learned that a large percentage of donations went directly to people in need. Then, when he attended his first donor recognition luncheon, his will to give became more personal. “The topic of the luncheon was key to  […]
Salvation Army worker hands clam shell of food to guest
For more than 100 years, The Salvation Army has been a haven for the vulnerable and lost in the heart of St. John’s, N.L. The effects of poverty, homelessness and drug addiction have taken its toll. With rising unemployment, the need for housing, employment resources and health services, The Salvation Army’s programs and services are  […]

Dads Matter

Posted on 7th July 2020, by
Dads receive certificates from parenting class
When Tyreese became a father at 21, a community health nurse told him about The Salvation Army Bethany Hope Centre in Ottawa. After completing a prenatal and nutrition class called “Buns in the Oven,” he began attending Dads Matter, a Tuesday evening program designed especially for young fathers. “We’re dads from all walks of life  […]

Helping Vulnerable Communities Beat the Heat this Summer

Posted on 7th July 2020, by
Salvation Army worker hands out water during heat alert
Keeping cool this summer can be as easy as staying inside with air conditioning. Yet, for low-income families, the elderly and those experiencing homelessness, that may not be possible. More vulnerable Canadians can suffer from dehydration in the heat of the summer than from exposure in the winter. With some libraries and recreational centres shut  […]

Pathway of Hope Program Helps to Break the Cycle of Poverty

Posted on 2nd July 2020, by
Pathway of Hope infographic
One in 11 Canadians live in poverty, and The Salvation Army’s Pathway of Hope Program provides intensive case management to individuals and families who desire to have increased stability and hope. “To break the cycle of poverty, The Salvation Army partners with individuals and families to develop a customized plan and take action to address  […]