Individuals and families across Ontario are struggling with inflation, high cost of housing and the rising price of food. Hamilton, like many large cities, food insecurity is prevalent, particularly for those on a fixed income. Each month in the city, some 8,000 food bank recipients are at a level of extreme risk of homelessness based  […]

Lawson Ministries Support Network Keeps People S.A.F.E.

Posted on 14th April 2022, by Chris McGregor
Like a spoke of a wheel, community protection flows out from the hub of the S.A.F.E. program. At The Salvation Army Lawson Ministries in Hamilton, the S.A.F.E. – Sexuality and sexual health, Abuse Awareness, Family Planning and Support and Education – Hub is a network of protection for young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities  […]

Using Technology as a Learning Tool for Young Parents

Posted on 11th March 2022, by Chris McGregor
For more than 100 years The Salvation Army Grace Haven has been there to assist pregnant and parenting youth, but it was time to evolve to meet the changing needs of young families. Through a $57 000 Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda Territory Innovation Grant, Grace Haven in Hamilton has moved to a collaborative day  […]

13th Annual Salvation Army Golf Day a Success.

Posted on 8th June 2015, by The Salvation Army in Canada
The Ontario Great Lakes 13th Annual Salvation Army Golf Day was held on May 28, at the Beverly Golf and Country Club.  144 golfers participated from the division’s business and philanthropic communities and raised over $26,000 toward The Salvation Army Red Shield Campaign.  Special guest for the tournament was NHL alumni, Rick Nattress who golfed a  […]

A Kettle Campaign Success in Hamilton and Burlington

Posted on 30th January 2014, by The Salvation Army in Canada
The Salvation Army Hamilton/Burlington kettle campaign in 2013 was a success not only fiscally, but also creating awareness in both cities.  This year’s goal for Hamilton and Burlington was set for $600,000. The funds raised directly benefit the Community and Family Services in both cities.  Every year, when the campaign gets underway, there is always  […]

Posted on 11th December 2012, by The Salvation Army in Canada
This past summer, Chef Mark Farrugia of LaPiazza Allegra heard that the food bank at The Salvation Army in Hamilton was in dire need of food donations, including pasta. It was the Army’s call for help that inspired him to create LaPiazza’s Pound for Pound program. The Pound for Pound campaign ran from August 1  […]

PeachFest Food Drive

Posted on 28th August 2012, by The Salvation Army in Canada
For the second year in a row, the Winona Peach Festival, Hamilton Street Railway (HSR) and Hamilton’s Eastgate Square teamed up to support the Salvation Army Food Bank.  The Peach Festival and HSR offer a shuttle from Eastgate Square parking lot to the festival site.  The shuttle is free with a donation to the food  […]

Beating the Heat in Hamilton

Posted on 20th June 2012, by The Salvation Army in Canada
With Hamilton temperatures hitting 35 degrees the humidex reading of over 40, the Chief Medical Officer of Health activated a city wide Stage Two Heat Warning. In response to the heat warning, The Salvation Army has deployed the Community Response vehicle to distribute cold water in Gore Park. “Our priority is to keep people hydrated  […]
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Hearts for Homes – Helps the Homeless

Posted on 21st February 2012, by The Salvation Army in Canada
A group of university students recently held a homeless awareness event to raise money for The Salvation Army. “Hearts For Homes,” an event organized by McMaster student Emily Landon, didn’t take place on the university campus. Instead, it was a one-night event complete with a live band and barbeque outside the Salvation Army Meadowlands Church  […]