Our Organization

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The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become one of the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and every day in 400 communities across Canada and more than 130 countries around the world.

The Salvation Army offers practical assistance for children and families, often tending to the basic necessities of life, provides shelter for homeless people and rehabilitation for people who have lost control of their lives to an addiction.

When you give to The Salvation Army, you are investing in the future of marginalized and overlooked people in your community.

As one of the the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in Canada, The Salvation Army provides unprecedented support to society’s most vulnerable.

  1. Social and community service programs focus on nurturing the capacities, skills and strengths of individuals rather than just meeting their needs.
  2. With the public’s generosity, in 2021 in Canada:
  • The Salvation Army provided 5,500 shelter, addictions, detox and mental health beds for vulnerable men, women and families in Canada
  • The Salvation Army served 3.7 million meals at shelters and in feeding programs
  • The Salvation Army assisted 1.4 million persons with food, clothing or practical assistance