This World Humanitarian Day, on August 19th, shined a light on our donors, our residents, and staff at The Salvation Army Edmonton Center of Hope. Dickson Obasuyi, a former resident, chose to give back by taking portraits for our residents in the Transitional Housing program. City Councilor Jennifer Rice also stopped by to mark the  […]
Recently, The Salvation Army’s Edmonton Centre of Hope (ECOH) celebrated their first Community Kitchen graduating class, a new program aiming to empower participants to thrive in recovery with nutrition education. Five people completed the 12-week cooking and skills program through a partnership between ECOH’s Cornerstone Residence and Edmonton Temple, where the commercial kitchen is located.  […]
Major Carolyn Hale and Sarah from Castledowns Salvation Army in Edmonton
Every Monday for the past two months, Major Carolyn Hale notices a line of people out her office window at The Salvation Army Castledowns Church in Edmonton. A popular new program, Produce Pantry, opens at 1 p.m. but the line usually starts by 10 a.m. In the church gym, tables are laid out full of  […]
Doughnut day past and present
On Friday, June 3, The Salvation Army celebrated National Doughnut Day at various events across the Division. In Edmonton, we partnered with Destination Doughnuts at their shop for the morning, and in the afternoon delivered doughnuts to City Hall, Police Service Headquarters, and Edmonton Fire Station #1. Destination Doughnuts created a special doughnut for our  […]
Gingerbread teepee kits for SOAR in Lethbridge
This past Christmas, The Salvation Army in Lethbridge was asked to create 12 teepee gingerbread kits, to give to participants of the Spirit of Art and Reconciliation (SOAR) rec therapy program at Chinook Regional Hospital. SOAR was developed by the Indigenous Health Program and Therapeutic Recreation and is offered weekly for Indigenous inpatients. People involved  […]
Kim from Alberta preparing meals for First Responders working to re-open Merritt B.C. after massive flooding across the province
In early December 2021, The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services deployed a three-person team from Alberta to Merritt, B.C. Ian, Kimberley, and Stephen arrived to help continue providing healthy meals to the first responders and organizations working hard to re-open the city after residents were evacuated after massive flooding. A busy and difficult time of  […]

Operation North Pole

Posted on 24th December 2021, by mariasilva
For over 30 years, The Salvation Army in Yellowknife has provided a food hamper program over the Christmas season called: Operation North Pole. This program helps bring the holidays to remote communities all over the Northwest Territories, including some only accessible by plane or by a 7+ hour drive from Yellowknife. This year, Operation North  […]