Kids Club Fills Gap in Community Services

Posted on 15th April 2019, by
In northwest Calgary, The Salvation Army is providing a free, bi-weekly Kids Club, where more than 100 children are registered. The Kids Club is fostering a strong sense of community, providing a safe place for children to have fun and reminding everyone of the services The Salvation Army offers. “There is no community centre in  […]

Lunch Program Improves Attendance and Academic Performance

Posted on 5th April 2019, by
Two volunteers prepare lunches for hungry students
When Danette Hicks, a housing support worker with The Salvation Army’s Community and Family Services in Gander, N.L., learned that hungry children were falling through the cracks, losing social connections and lagging behind in the curriculum, she developed a program to ensure that the problem of absenteeism doesn’t continue. “Our goal is to ensure there are  […]

Autism Café in Quebec Helps Young Adults Overcome Social Isolation

Posted on 2nd April 2019, by
Participants at Autism cafe
In Canada, more than a quarter of a million families are touched by autism spectrum disorders. Young adults on the autism spectrum are often more likely to never get called by friends or be invited to activities. “I’m grateful for a program that supports people like me.” For 11 years, The Salvation Army in St-Jérôme,  […]

Free Tax Filing for Low-Income People in Strathroy

Posted on 28th March 2019, by
Joy (left) shows completed income tax form prepared by Major Roland Shea (right)
To assist people with limited incomes, The Salvation Army in Strathroy, Ont., is providing a free income tax clinic where volunteers do tax returns for eligible people. “I live on a fixed income,” says Joy Knight, 72. “The Salvation Army’s assistance means I don’t have to borrow money from family or delay payment of a  […]

A Journey to Healing

Posted on 25th March 2019, by
Inuk (left) and Jason (right) stand in front of tent in cold weather
Between 1883 and 1998, the Canadian government sent over 150,000 Aboriginal children to residential schools across the country that were designed to make them forget their language and culture, and where many suffered abuse. Inuk was just nine years old when he was sent from his traditional native home to a residential school. At first,  […]

Ottawa Grace Manor Provides Stability and a Sense of Home

Posted on 21st March 2019, by
senior in wheelchair alongside long-term care staff member
Two years ago, 76-year-old Irene had an unfortunate injury. Her physical damage meant she could no longer function on her own and required long-term care. The Salvation Army’s Grace Manor in Ottawa provided her with nursing assistance, rehabilitation services and help with daily living. “I improved so much that I can now take care of  […]

Salvation Army Responds to Cyclone Idai

Posted on 19th March 2019, by
three images of the aftermath of Cyclone Idai
With wind speeds reaching 124 miles per hour (200 km/hour), Cyclone Idai has caused widespread devastation across a large swathe of Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe. Local media reports suggest that 1,000 people have lost their lives in Mozambique alone. With roads flooded and the regional airport closed, 500,000 people have been cut off in Beira,  […]

Salvation Army Response to Christchurch Mosque Shootings

Posted on 15th March 2019, by
Hands hold a red heart
Following mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, which have claimed at least 49 lives, members of The Salvation Army–particularly those near the sites of these attacks–were able to provide support and transport for those who needed it. Members of The Salvation Army’s Christchurch City Corps (church) are working at the hospital where  […]