Emergency Disaster Services

The Salvation Army Canada Launches Haiti Relief Effort

Posted on 16th August 2021, by June Li
A photo of the Haiti earthquake aftermath
Immediately following Saturday’s earthquake in Haiti, The Salvation Army Canada launched the Haiti Relief Effort to provide hygiene and sanitation kits, food assistance and medical supplies in-country. Canadian Lt-Colonel Morris Vincent is currently the second-in-command of The Salvation Army’s work across the Caribbean Region. The Salvation Army has worked in Haiti since 1950 and has personnel on the ground  […]

Salvation Army Responds to British Columbia Wildfires

Posted on 22nd July 2021, by SalvationArmy.ca
As nearly 300 wildfires burn across the province of British Columbia, The Salvation Army continues to respond, providing practical assistance and emotional and spiritual care in several locations. So far, the Army has served over 2,000 meals, 3,850 drinks and nearly 2,000 snacks.     Our prayers are with all those impacted by the fires,  […]
A table full of prepared sandwiches in ziploc bags
When hundreds of truckers ad individuals were suddenly stranded at the Nova Scotia-New Brunswick border due to protests, The Salvation Army corps/church in Truro and Springhill stepped up to provide food, hydration, and emotional and spiritual care. The protests began at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 22. By Wednesday morning, word was spreading that hundreds  […]
The Salvation Army's extraordinary year year in disaster services
The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services in Canada has assisted those affected by disaster since 1917. Therefore, every year, we recognize and support Emergency Preparedness Week, a national event coordinated by Public Safety Canada. During the first full week of May, Canadians are encouraged to become better prepared for the range of emergencies that could  […]
Salvation Army worker delivers hampers to fire victims
At 1:30 a.m. on Valentine’s Day, a massive fire ripped through the Delair Court apartments in Abbotsford, B.C., leaving more than 100 individuals and families homeless. The complex contained 57 units, all now uninhabitable due to extensive fire, smoke and water damage. Within a couple of hours, Emergency Social Services (ESS) and The Salvation Army  […]
Aerial view of Fort McMurray
The Salvation Army has served the community of Fort McMurray, Alberta, meeting critical needs of the most vulnerable, since 1979. “You help us to help others,” says Major Stephen Hibbs. From providing food to hungry seniors to giving hope to those affected by disaster, we invite you to watch this video of The Salvation Army  […]

Supporting Vulnerable Communities During the Summer Months (WATCH)

Posted on 11th August 2020, by SalvationArmy.ca
Two Salvation Army employees hand out water out of an EDS truck during the summer
For many, summer is a wonderful time of the year filled with vacations and backyard get togethers. But for those living in poverty, summer is just another season of challenges and hopelessness. The Salvation Army recognizes that poverty doesn’t take a break and we invite you to watch this video to see how we are  […]