The Power of Partnerships

Posted on 21st May 2020, by
Lt. Derek Kerr receives PPE donation for food bank staff and volunteers
“We are living in very challenging times,” says Lieutenant Derek Kerr of the Salvations Army’s Suncoast Citadel in Goderich, Ont. “With the onset of the COVID-19 global pandemic, Canadians now more than ever need The Salvation Army. Without the support of our partners and friends we would not be able to continue reaching out to  […]
Salvation Army St. John emergency disaster services vehicle feeds local shelter residents
The Salvation Army in Saint John, New Brunswick, has partnered with Outflow, Saint John’s Men’s Homeless Shelter, to provide meals for residents. “Using the Army’s emergency disaster services vehicle, we feed between 75 and 100 people each night,” says Major Tracy Goyak, community pastor.  From Sunday through Thursday evenings, shelter residents line up six feet  […]

Salvation Army Serves Soup, Compassion and Hope, in Thunder Bay

Posted on 14th May 2020, by
Salvation Army soup van driver standing beside the van with a box full of sandwiches.
After weeks in quarantine, those facing financial insecurity may struggle with expenses such as rent and utilities, often not having enough funds left to provide food for the entire month. The Salvation Army’s soup van in Thunder Bay, Ont., is the city’s only mobile feeding program and has been running for decades. During these challenging  […]

Former Food Bank Clients Feed the Homeless Staying in Motel

Posted on 12th May 2020, by
Salvation Army pastor in volunteer apron cuts fresh food for delivery
Before COVID-19, people experiencing homelessness had access to traditional services and resources. With the spread of the virus, many of these have closed. In Goderich, Ont., unhoused people were relocated into motel rooms and The Salvation Army is ensuring that they have the food and practical items needed to get them through these particularly challenging  […]

Sydney Drive-Up Food Bank Safely Meets Community Needs

Posted on 8th May 2020, by
Workers get ready for drive through food bank
With social distancing and safety as our top priorities, The Salvation Army is working to come up with unique ways to meet the ongoing needs of the communities we serve. In Cape Breton, Family Services Coordinator, Nicole Maclean, found a creative way to keep their community food bank operating in Sydney—a drive-up window. This solution  […]

Salvation Army Reminds Canadians to be Emergency Prepared

Posted on 4th May 2020, by
Salvation Army worker feeds first responder from EDS mobile unit
TORONTO, ON May 4, 2020—Emergency Preparedness Week, May 3-9, encourages Canadians to take time now to plan for the unexpected. Given the global coronavirus pandemic we are experiencing, this year’s national event is particularly relevant. “Emergency Preparedness Week (EP week) is an annual event that is coordinated by Public Safety Canada,” says Perron Goodyear, The  […]

Double Your Impact to Help Canadians Affected by COVID-19

Posted on 1st May 2020, by
Salvation Army delivers meals to people experiencing homelessness
GivingTuesdayNow, May 5, 2020, is an emergency response to the impact of COVID-19. “In a few short months, COVID-19 grew into a global pandemic, which has pushed struggling Canadians to the brink of despair,” says Lt-Colonel John P. Murray, territorial secretary for communications. “We are all in this together and can make a real difference  […]

Former Addict Gives Back to Help Hungry People During COVID-19

Posted on 30th April 2020, by
Twelve years ago, Jay Barnard checked into The Salvation Army’s addiction recovery program at the Booth Centre in Ottawa. His alcohol and drug  abuse were out of control. Today, as a Red Seal chef with his own successful fresh water, inland fishing business, he is giving back to the organization who helped him reclaim sober  […]

Salvation Army Responds to Flooding in Fort McMurray

Posted on 28th April 2020, by
flooding in fort mcMurray
The four-year anniversary of the Fort McMurray,Alta., wildfire is days away and, yet again, thousands of residents of the entire lower townsite are under a mandatory evacuation. Flooding and rising river levels caused by ice jams has threatened homes and businesses in the heart of the community’s downtown. “Due to the fact that it is  […]