Territorial Commander

Commissioner Floyd J. Tidd was born and raised in Sudbury, Ontario, Canada, where he began his journey in Christian faith, and with The Salvation Army, as a child in Sunday school.

After high school, Floyd pursued a career in medicine, which resulted in a bachelor’s degree in science. In 1984, he and his wife, Tracey, entered the College for Officer Training in Toronto.

Throughout the years, the Tidds appointments have varied in scope from associate officers to church planters, divisional leaders, rural and city corps officers, as well as administrative assignments at the territorial level.

Commissioner Floyd has a master’s degree in theological studies from Toronto’s Tyndale Seminary and is a graduate of the Arrow Executive Leadership program.

In June 2013, the Tidds became territorial leaders of the Australia Southern Territory. On June 1, 2016, they were appointed as the foundational national leaders for Australia to oversee the amalgamation of the Australia Eastern and Australia Southern territories. On December 1, 2018, the Tidds were appointed as the inaugural territorial leaders of the Australia Territory.

On October 1, 2019, the Tidds took up appointments in the Canada and Bermuda Territory, with Commissioner Floyd J. Tidd as the Territorial Commander and Commissioner Tracey Tidd as the Territorial President of Women’s Ministries.

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About The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army is an international Christian organization that began its work in Canada in 1882 and has grown to become the largest non-governmental direct provider of social services in the country. The Salvation Army gives hope and support to vulnerable people today and everyday 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, providing 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.