Headlines from Salvation Army in Canada
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- Literacy Program Helps Strengthen Father-Child Relationships -
Imagine being a dad who can’t understand the meaning of sentences or spell simple words such as “easy” or “less”, or having children you are unable to read to. Wanting to improve his literacy skills, and strengthen the bond with his children, Mark returned to the classroom at The Salvation Army in Winnipeg.
The Salvation Army’s community-based literacy program STEP (STages Education Program) is a safe and friendly place where participants with a low literacy level (usually below Grade 6) learn [...]
- World Refugee Day -
London, June 20, 2016 – To mark World Refugee Day (June 20th), General André Cox, The Salvation Army’s world leader, is encouraging Salvation Army members and friends around the world to add their names to a petition organized through the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR). The #WithRefugees petition will be delivered to the UN’s headquarters in New York City, USA, in September ahead of the UN General Assembly high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants.
- Container Gardening Improves Food and Nutrition for Vulnerable Families -
In Guelph, Ont., The Salvation Army’s container-gardening program gives people on a tight budget the chance to grow food on their own.
According to Statistics Canada’s most recent consumer price index report, fresh vegetable costs rose 11.7 percent year-over-year in April. The rising cost of food is making it more and more difficult for vulnerable people to provide their families with healthy meals.
“Many of our clients don’t have access to large yards or gardens,” says Mark Halliday, program coordinator for [...]