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Launch of New Core Values

Posted on 20th August 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Mission and Values graphic displaying The Salvation Army mission statement and the four new values of Hope, Service, Dignity and Stewardship as described in the article
On January 10, 2019, The Salvation Army in Canada and Bermuda unveiled its new core values―four statements to guide decision-making and organizational behaviour. “Core values help us to determine if we are on the right path,” says Commissioner Susan McMillan, territorial commander. “They are an unwavering guide that we can turn to when we’re faced  […]

Thrift Stores Increase Practical Support Through Voucher Program

Posted on 16th August 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Salvation Army worker distributes voucher to thrift store guest
The Salvation Army thrift store (national recycling operations or NRO) is making a tangible social and environmental impact within the communities in which they operate. With 106 thrift stores and donor welcome centres, 10 distribution and recycling centres helmed by the national recycling operations, the organization is making a difference every day for community members  […]

Helping Residents Cope after Flooding in the Nation’s Capital

Posted on 13th August 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Two emotional and spiritual care workers visit flood-ravaged home
Often, the most visible Salvation Army emergency disaster services (EDS) are the meals and drinks served to survivors and first responders. What some people may not know is that The Salvation Army is often called on to provide spiritual comfort and emotional support. “As trained emotional and spiritual care (ESC) workers, we attend to the  […]

New Shelter for Homeless Seniors

Posted on 6th August 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
shelter director opens the doors for seniors experiencing homelessness
On December 15, 2018, at the request of the City of Toronto, The Salvation Army opened a new shelter for seniors in the North Etobicoke region of Toronto. “With roughly 20 to 22 percent of people who access emergency shelters being 55 years of age or older, the City of Toronto saw a need for  […]

How Summer Camp Helped One Shy Student

Posted on 1st August 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Micaela holds camper
On the surface, Salvation Army camps are a place for children to learn new things such as archery, canoeing and high ropes. However, a closer look shows children becoming self-sufficient and confident, learning teamwork and developing leadership skills. Micaela’s first summer camp experience was at age six. “I was afraid and very shy when I  […]

Unique Program Supports Children through Grief

Posted on 29th July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
Social worker, Shizuko Boga, stands in front of crafts used to help grieving children express grief
Grief is a family affair and sometimes children don’t have the opportunity to express their feelings, thoughts and questions. At The Salvation Army’s Agapé Hospice in Calgary, an on-site children’s grief support program, Elephant Club, helps children up to age 13 feel safe, welcomed and less isolated. “Elephant Club is a unique program in the  […]

Retired Businesswoman Finds Purpose through Volunteering

Posted on 23rd July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
volunteer hands at a keyboard doing office work
Michele is one of more than 130,000 volunteers who give the priceless gift of time and skills to help The Salvation Army reach more people in need. “I’m a retired corporate buyer,” says Michele. “Volunteering gives me a lot of satisfaction and I always go home feeling like I’m walking on air.” Michele attends a  […]

Salvation Army Provides Heat Relief to Vulnerable People

Posted on 18th July 2019, by SalvationArmy.ca
salvation army worker distributes cold water to vulnerable people during heat wave
Many cities in Canada are experiencing extreme heat and according to Health Canada, the number of annual days with scorching hot temperatures is expected to double within the next 30 years. “Keeping cool and hydrated during extreme heat is vital,” says Debbie Clarke, who is the director of The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services in  […]