Cartoon dudes with SA shield and face masks represent volunteers worldwide
International Volunteer Day takes place every year on December 5. It’s an opportunity to celebrate and thank people from all walks of life who freely give their time and expertise for the good of others. Throughout the pandemic and, working with COVID-19 protocols, thousands of Salvation Army volunteers around the globe stepped up with an  […]

Salvation Army Responds to Floods Across British Columbia

Posted on 3rd December 2021, by
Ewa receives a box of supplies for her children's program from The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army’s emergency disaster services (EDS) have been serving British Columbians in multiple communities—from Abbotsford and Chilliwack, to Hope, Merritt and Kamloops—sharing hope amid great hardship. Living in Merritt, Ewa Olguin is no stranger to evacuations, unfortunately. This is her second evacuation this year, after she was forced to leave her home due to  […]

How Old-fashioned Phone Calls are Changing Lives

Posted on 16th November 2021, by
Bernice, left, ready to start the 2020 virtual santa shuffle.
Every October, Bernice Langdon gathers her lists of more than 175 telephone numbers to call people who support her participation in The Salvation Army’s Santa Shuffle, a family-friendly fundraising event that helps to assist vulnerable people in need during the Christmas season and throughout the year. “The Santa Shuffle is an opportunity for me to  […]
Kettle worker stands with red kettle and tap to donate tiles
The Salvation Army’s largest public fundraiser of the year supports 2.1 million vulnerable people in 400 communities across Canada. TORONTO, Nov. 12, 2021 – The ongoing pressures of the pandemic and the impact of inflation are having a significant effect on the lives of Canadian families and their children. Over the last year, 65 percent  […]

Shuffle Virtually Anywhere to Help Someone in Need This Christmas

Posted on 1st November 2021, by
Cartoon santa and other runners amidst snowflakes and Christmas trees
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! The Santa Shuffle is back from December 4-5 in 37 cities across Canada, with more fun than ever to get runners shuffling right into the festive season! In partnership with Running Room, the event that features an opening ceremony and runners’ choice of a 5K “Fun Run”  […]