Year: 2015

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The Gateway Turns Fifteen

On Sunday, February 15th we celebrated the Gateway’s 15th anniversary by hosting a birthday party in the drop-in and inviting some local musicians to come and put on a show. It was a great night for our residents, community members, supporters and staff; a joyous occasion all around.   As a shelter, we’ve accomplished a …

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Prayer Day 7 of 7: Dignity for All – A National Anti-Poverty Plan for Canada

“Jesus looked hard at them and said, “No chance at all if you think you can pull it off yourself. Every chance in the world if you trust God to do it.” – Matthew 19:26, The Message Wouldn’t it be great if there were no poverty in Canada at all? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there …

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Prayer Day 5 of 7: Correctional and Justice Services

“I was in prison, and you came to visit me”. Jesus – Matthew. 25:36 The Salvation Army believes in restorative, not punitive, justice. Restorative justice offers an alternative to “an eye for an eye” so-called justice, which we believe is not just at all. Pierre Allard, possibly Canada’s leading voice on Christian restorative justice, is …

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Prayer Day 4 of 7: Developmental Disability Services

“Every child, every person needs to know that they are a source of joy; every child, every person, needs to be celebrated. Only when all of our weaknesses are accepted as part of our humanity can our negative, broken self-images be transformed.” ― Jean Vanier, Becoming Human Jean Vanier and Henri Nouwen continue to be …

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Prayer Day 3 of 7: Addiction and Mental Health Services

“And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.” Ephesians 6:18 So many people struggle with mental health and addiction issues it’s nearly impossible to scratch the surface of the depth of the …

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Prayer Day 2 of 7: Newcomer and Senior Services

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Mark 11:24 Seniors Improved medical technology and public health measures are providing Canadians with longer life expectancies and quality of life than in the past. According to Statistics Canada, it is expected that the …

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A Call to Prayer

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about what happens to you.” 1 Peter 5:7  I’m writing to you today, on behalf of our ED Bradley Harris and our DSP Ray Moulton, to invite each of you to participate in a week of prayer. As most of you know, The Salvation …

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