It’s the 1950’s, and the Christmas season is here. A crowded shopping mall in Toronto has a  young boy and his father wandering the corridors when they spot a man in uniform standing beside a red bucket. The ringing of a bell leads the father and son towards the man. The boy’s father reaches for  […]

Generational leadership helps move The Salvation Army forward

Posted on 8th December 2021, by mariasilva
Jack Thrasher, a husband, father of two, and now a retired lawyer from Calgary sat on the Calgary Advisory Board since August 1993 and during his time became Chair of the Board from 2007 to 2011, and again from 2015-2018. Recently, Jack received a Lifetime Achievement Award recognizing his outstanding leadership, commitment, and dedication to  […]
Larry Dewey is retired; he keeps busy volunteering for various organizations and sits on multiple executive boards. A few years ago, a friend of his, Windsor, invited him to attend a fellowship breakfast at The Salvation Army’s Fort McMurray community church. That was when his relationship with The Salvation Army began. “They’re an awesome group  […]

Ryan’s journey

Posted on 8th June 2021, by Alberta
Ryan's story, Ryan, Chaplain Doug, Sarah.
At 28 years old, Ryan is an upgrading student with a bright future ahead of him. However, the classroom hasn’t always been an environment that’s brought out the best in him. As a child, Ryan dealt with bullying at school. Compounded with the toll his parent’s divorce had on him, he often felt depressed. Growing  […]
Ribbon cutting ceremony for Drumhelelr Salvation Army new domestic violence shelter
On March 1, The Salvation Army Drumheller held a ribbon-cutting celebration for the grand opening of the new temporary domestic violence shelter, Colton’s Place. It has been a project in the works since 2019, and with the support of Big Country Anti-Violence, Drumheller RCMP, the Town of Drumheller, Drumheller Housing Administration, and the Drumheller Rotary  […]
Volunteers teaching ESL have moved classes online
April 18-24 is National Volunteer Week, and The Salvation Army Community Services (Calgary) is highlighting a few of their volunteers. “From it’s very origins, The Salvation Army has been a ‘volunteer army’, able to be a transforming influence in individual communities and around the world by harnessing the power of volunteerism,” says Major Al Hoeft,  […]