Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs

Posted on 17th March 2020, by
Salvation Army worker hands bag of food to food bank client
Q: What is The Salvation Army doing about the COVID-19 pandemic? A: As an organization that has people at the core of our mission, the safety and health of our employees, clients, volunteers and partners is paramount. As one of the largest providers of social services in the  country, we are doing our part to  […]

Salvation Army Addresses Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on 14th March 2020, by
Covid-19 The Salvation Army's Response
COVID-19 (coronavirus) has developed quickly, and The Salvation Army is committed to taking preventative measures to protect the safety of the 1.6 million people we serve each year as well as our officers, employees and volunteers. Their well-being is our top priority. As the situation evolves, we continue to monitor and promote the Public Health  […]

Helping Teens Combat Bullying

Posted on 26th February 2020, by
1 in 3 students are bullied
Wednesday, February 26, is Pink Shirt Day, when Canadians are encouraged to wear pink to support the prevention, awareness and education of bullying. The Salvation Army offers programs that provide positive strategies for bullied students and for bullies who use anger to control their classmates. “In today’s schools, bullying occurs once every 25 minutes.” In  […]

A Come From Away Christmas

Posted on 11th February 2020, by
Two stranded passengers eat meal provided by The Salvation Army
On December 25, 2019, Salvation Army employee Brian Snow organized efforts to feed 75 WestJet passengers who were stranded in Deer Lake, N.L. At 3:30 p.m. on Christmas Day, Snow was made aware of the situation. A plane full of travellers left for St. John’s late Christmas Eve when bad weather got in the way.  […]

Salvation Army Ramps up Services When Temperatures Plummet

Posted on 5th February 2020, by
Salvation Army emergency disaster services vehicle serves the vulnerable on a cold night
When blasts of frigid weather strike, The Salvation Army across Canada is increasing its services to help the vulnerable stay warm. “The chance of at-risk or homeless people freezing is significant with sub-zero temperatures,” says Wayne McDonough, director of The Salvation Army’s Waterson Centre in Regina. “Cold weather affects both physical and mental health and  […]