CANADA & BERMUDA TERRITORY
The Salvation Army gives hope and dignity to vulnerable people today and every day in more than 400 communities across Canada and in 133 countries around the world!
MISSION VISION AND VALUES
The Salvation Army is an international Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible; its ministry is motivated by love for God and the needs of humanity.
The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming inﬂuence in the communities of our world.
We are an innovative partner, mobilized to share hope wherever there is hardship, building communities that are just and know the love of Jesus.
Values are who we are and what we continually strive for. They guide all aspects of The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda.
We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
We reach out to support others without discrimination.
We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.
“It isn’t surprising that this past year the number of people facing hardship grew. As the price of food continued to soar and mortgage and rental rates increased significantly, it was difficult for many to maintain a positive outlook and keep hope alive.
In November 2022, a new survey from The Salvation Army showed a growing number of Canadians were pessimistic about the future, their finances and ability to provide basic needs such as food and housing. Alarmingly, more than half of Canadians polled (52 percent) said they had faced food security challenges in the past year, and one in seven had encountered challenges to housing security that included being late on or missing a rent payment.
Floyd J. Tidd
“I have been a member of The Salvation Army’s National Advisory Board (NAB) since 2018 and chair since 2020. As I enter the final year of my term as chair, it continues to be an immense privilege and joy for me and fellow board members to support the impactful work of the Army in 400 communities across Canada and Bermuda.
Suffice it to say, the pandemic that dominated 2020 and beyond, disrupted social connections and changed how we interacted with friends, family and co-workers. Gratefully, this past year marked the board’s return to in-person meetings, and face-to-face interaction with Army leadership, officers and staff. In addition, we had opportunity to again witness first-hand the front-line work of the Army, which included visits to Toronto Grace Health Centre and The Gateway in Toronto; and Sunset Lodge, Connection Point, Victoria Citadel and the Addictions and Rehabilitation Centre in Victoria.
National Advisory Board
YOUR SUPPORT IN ACTION
OVER 2.7 MILLION
people were helped by The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda last year.
people were helped at Christmas with food hampers and toys.
people were visited in hospitals, nursing homes, daycare centres and other facilities.
students were fed through school meal programs.
children were helped through the Brighter Futures Children’s Sponsorship Program.
meals were served at shelters and in feeding programs.
people were helped in night patrol, rescue and suicide prevention.
people were assisted with food, clothing or practical assistance.
people were helped with language training, through immigrant and refugee services.
shelter, addictions, detox and mental health beds provided.
people were helped when an emergency or natural disaster struck.
vulnerable children went to Salvation Army camps.
For some, coming to a Salvation Army shelter may be a last resort to avoid homelessness and financial hardship; however, a resident of The Salvation Army’s Emergency Housing Shelter in Pembroke, Bermuda, has used her time at the shelter to gather herself and start over. “We came to the shelter, and we received a great […]
As the new year rolls in, most of us look back and reflect on what we achieved in the previous year. And while some people’s lives changed more than others, few were as altered as Anastasiia Adelson’s in 2022. Based on her calm and easygoing demeanour, you wouldn’t imagine that Anastasiia faced so many obstacles […]
There are many challenges that come with moving to Canada. The Salvation Army journeys with people to break down barriers and give them a better tomorrow. Diego’s story At age 28, Diego left Venezuela and went to the United States as a student with his family—without resident status. “We became parents of two children during […]
The 2022 Santa Shuffle, an annual 5K Fun Run and 1K Elf Walk held every December, brought together over 5,100 runners across Canada, generating more than $380,000 in revenue. This nationwide event, now in its 32nd year, provides support for individuals and families in need during the holiday season. Participants of all ages and fitness […]