Each night, The Salvation Army provides nearly 6,000 shelter, addictions, detox and mental health beds for vulnerable men, women and families. These people deserve dignity and respect.
After experiencing abuse, addiction and homelessness, Jay is now celebrating sobriety. After hitting rock bottom, Jay turned to The Salvation Army’s Harbour Light Treatment Program in Vancouver, B.C., for help. “They saved my life,” he said of the staff at Harbour Light. “They opened up their arms and welcomed me, despite my deep dark secrets. They didn’t judge me.”
Thanks to your support of our Children’s Sponsorship Program, Oscar is able to go to school and work toward a brighter future.
Want to help vulnerable Canadians but not sure how? Register to volunteer with The Salvation Army. [ Salvationarmy.ca Link ]
Clean water saves lives. One out of every five deaths of children under 5 is due to water-related disease. By giving the gift of health you can provide safe, clean water and change lives for the better.
What does equality mean to you? At The Salvation Army, we believe that every person of every race and every country of origin has the right to access basic needs such as nutritious food, health care, education and economic opportunity. Whether in need of a meal or a place to spend the night, we want to help people facing hardship find hope.
We want to help vulnerable Canadians get the nutrition they need to have an energized and productive day.
For vulnerable Canadians facing hardship, having someone in their corner can help them see hope in tomorrow. Every person is worthy of hope and compassion. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”—Joshua 1:9
Jamie-Lynn shows us that you’re never too young to make a difference. At 14, Jamie-Lynn volunteers her time at the local Salvation Army, helping younger kids do crafts and teaching them how to safely prepare healthy snacks. “It’s fun and I like hanging out with the kids and teaching them,” says Jamie-Lynn.
Asking for help shouldn’t require the sacrifice of an individual’s dignity, integrity or sense of self-respect. At The Salvation Army, we believe that every person deserves to be treated with dignity and compassion.
For Babe, alcohol was a coping mechanism, a way for him to deal with the rejection of his peers and, later in life, the death of his son. After multiple arrests, a stranger led Babe to a Salvation Army shelter where he learned healthy coping techniques, and gained a new life of independence, free from alcohol. “The Salvation Army gave me hope to change my circumstances. I’m proof that there is...
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Prior to the start of the new Broadway show Come From Away, Prime Minister Trudeau highlighted the work of the The Salvation Army in Canada and Major Alf Richardson in assisting the nearly 7,000 people stranded in Gander, N.L., after the Sept 11 attacks. [ Cbc.ca Link ]

Trudeau touts Come From Away's message of welcome with Ivanka Trump in NYC audience

When the deadly earthquake shook Haiti in 2010, Beverly lost everything she owned. Forced out of her home, she left Port-au-Prince with the goal to succeed. Thanks to her determination and support from The Salvation Army's micro-credit loan program, Beverly now operates a thriving household goods business.
These kids are cooking some tasty treats! The Salvation Army in Goderich, Ont., has turned their kitchen into a classroom this March break to teach children the ins-and-outs of cooking healthy food and being safe in the kitchen. “Working together in the kitchen is a great way for kids to connect and make new friends. And tasks encourage patience, cooperation and teamwork,” says Laura, program...
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March Break Cooking Camp Benefits Kids in Many Ways

From over-buying to not utilizing leftovers to grocery stores throwing away ‘ugly’ produce, Canadians waste roughly $31 billion worth of food each year. Grocery stores in Quebec are taking a stand against food waste and donating unused produce to local food banks. Article shared via Global News [ Ow.ly Link ]

Quebec grocery stores first in Canada to send unused produce to food banks

20% of those experiencing homelessness in Canada are individuals aged 16-24. Salvation Army after-school programs fill the gap between school and home, giving at-risk youth a safe place to go. “Without this program I don’t know where I would go to socialize. I’d probably be getting into trouble somewhere.” – Kassandra
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After-school Program Empowers At-Risk Youth

This spring, be sure to read the newest edition of the Global Link newsletter to learn more about some of The Salvation Army’s work around the world. This issue celebrates the completion of a significant project in response to the deadly 2010 Haiti earthquake and presents the conclusion of Tres Arroyos, a program addressing gender-based violence in Argentina. [ Ow.ly Link ]
Leave a legacy of hope by leaving a gift in your will for The Salvation Army. [ Salvationarmy.ca Link ]
March is National Social Work Month, a time to recognize the substantial contributions of social workers in our communities. The Salvation Army thanks the many social workers who work diligently to restore hope in the lives of the people we serve.