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  […]

New Canadian Gives Back During Pandemic

Posted on 30th June 2020, by
New Canadian delivers food during pandemic
Less than a month ago, Augustine Ansong-Owusu was one of hundreds of Canadians who volunteered to help The Salvation Army provide essential services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. “When I came to Canada, the community helped me,” says Augustine. “Whenever I deliver food to someone, I know they have the same feeling I did—that their community  […]

From Trauma to Triumph

Posted on 25th June 2020, by
Kate with her daughter
Kate’s childhood and early years were filled with trauma and significant challenges; a family with a history of addiction and her mother, a crack addict, who left when Kate was 12. Before long, addiction was a family legacy that thrived when Kate spent her early adult years partying and abusing alcohol and drugs. “I was  […]

Agri-Food Donation Brings Fresh Items to the Table

Posted on 22nd June 2020, by
Donation brings fresh food to Salvation Army food banks
The Salvation Army has been able to increase its fresh food capacity across Ontario thanks to a generous donation from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in collaboration with Igloo Food equipment. The project, which has been in the works for a year, came to fruition when AAFC provided the opportunity and Igloo Food Equipment gave  […]

Salvation Army Helps Reconnect Father and Son

Posted on 19th June 2020, by
Lucas (left) Simon (right)
This Father’s Day won’t be a typical one for Lucas. With a new lease on life, he has a purpose to fulfill—  building a relationship with his son. At a young age, Lucas and his family moved to PEI where his father secured a job in a lobster plant. During his teenage years, things changed  […]

Salvation Army Food Bank Offers Home Delivery Service

Posted on 16th June 2020, by
Door-to-door food delivery for the vulnerable in Windsor
If your cupboards are bare and you can’t access a food bank, The Salvation Army’s home food delivery program in Windsor, Ont., is ensuring that you won’t go hungry. “We don’t want people in our community to lack resources” “We don’t want people in our community to lack resources,” says Major Paul Rideout, executive director  […]

The Rogers Family and The Salvation Army Team Up for COVID-19 Relief

Posted on 15th June 2020, by
Salvation Army worker hands bag of food to client from disaster services truck
TORONTO, ON, June 15, 2020—Today, the Rogers family donated $10 million to The Salvation Army to help support Canadians affected by COVID-19. It is the largest private donation the charity has received in its more than 135 years of giving hope to those in need across Canada. “The incredible generosity of the Rogers family is  […]

The Salvation Army Continues to Give Hope in Quebec

Posted on 12th June 2020, by
Salvation Army workers hand out food to people affected by COVID-19
The Salvation Army continues to support communities affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a round-up of some of the latest responses from The Salvation Army in Quebec.   Armed Forces veteran, Mr. Éric Rousseau, is a volunteer who delivers Salvation Army hampers to the vulnerable people who are unable to leave their homes.  […]