Alberta & Northern Territories

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  […]

Kids at the Kettle

Posted on 23rd December 2021, by mariasilva
On December 17, 2021, The Salvation Army in Calgary launched its first annual Kids at the Kettle event. The goal for this one-day event was to invite kids and families to get involved by volunteering at a Kettle. The event was a success as 65 kids signed up to ring bells at Kettle at locations  […]
Every year, The Salvation Army launches its annual Christmas Kettle campaign that helps raise money to fund programs all year round. This campaign is made possible by the volunteers who dedicate their time at over 2,000 locations, including grocery stores and shopping malls across Canada. Gerri Whiteford is a registered nurse and has been volunteering  […]
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  […]