Headlines from Salvation Army in Canada
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Allison, a victim of domestic abuse, finds safety and comfort for her family at The Salvation Army’s Moms and Tots program.
Statistics Canada reported that more than a million people immigrated to Canada between 2006-2011, making the total foreign-born population nearly 6.8 million and accounting for over 20 percent of the country’s total population.
Upon arrival, these newcomers face obstacles that prevent societal integration, including language, culture and legal barriers, and so The Salvation Army steps in.
Atlantic Refugee and Immigrant Services (ARIS)
The Salvation Army’s Atlantic Refugee and Immigration Services (ARIS) in Spryfield, N.S., offers new immigrants assistance with Permanent Resident Card renewals, [...]
It’s income tax time and The Salvation Army is offering no-cost income tax assistance to low income individuals and families.
“The cost of filing an income tax return can be overwhelming for people who are hurting financially,” says Joanne Minaker, executive director for The Salvation Army’s community services in Peterborough, Ont. “For example, what a single person on social assistance would pay an accountant or tax clinic to prepare their return could buy them two weeks’ worth of groceries.”
Across the country, [...]