There are so many factors that affect vulnerable individuals and families across Canada from securing a suitable wage to support themselves. Socio-economic hurdles are cyclical and often the "minimum wage" set by provincial authorities barely cover only a portion of one's expenses.  So while a family...

In Kenya, children with disabilities often have no access to treatment or education—many are confined to their homes, with no help, no hope. When a corps officer in the Bunyore Division, Kenya West Territory, learned of one such child, he approached the family to tell...

The power of sports can be tremendous. This week on our blog, we're looking at The Salvation Army International's Sport Ministry. With over 60% of the world's population involved in organized sports, sports ministry provides new avenues of connection and fellowship. What can sports provide for an...

A few months ago, we introduced you to Kristi Blakeway, a Maple Ridge resident and teacher who has a heart social justice.  Ms. Blakeway works with high school students and residents of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside to go beyond a simple hello, and to really get...

It's fairly common for those who don't "know" The Salvation Army, to just assume that it is, simply, a Thrift Store. Once you dive a little deeper, you'll discover that The Salvation Army operates in over 135 countries across the globe. They operate homeless shelters, youth hostels,...

"Donna struggled with substance addiction from the beginning. Family hurt and an abusive relationship followed. Her high-school-aged daughter was diagnosed with a rare disease and passed away. Watch Donna's story as she shares how she made it through and kept up hope despite it all." *Warning: ...