The Salvation Army’s Extraordinary Year in Disaster Services (WATCH)

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 take place in their region.

Serving thousands of Canadians each year, The Salvation Army takes preparedness seriously and utilizes skilled volunteers and personnel who are trained to respond in an emergency. Last year, COVID-19 forced us to take extraordinary measures to ensure needs were met when and where they existed. Part of The Salvation Army’s strength is its presence in 400 communities from coast to coast.

Today, we invite you to watch this video that describes some of the challenges we faced in 2020 and the solutions that were put into place to make certain our services continued without interruption. We also invite you to tour one of our community response units and or participate in our webinar that will focus on the importance of preparedness and ways to be prepared.

Everyone can play a role in an emergency. Thank you for supporting our disaster relief efforts that give individuals and communities affected by crisis hope for a better tomorrow.

For more information on The Salvation Army’s Emergency Disaster Services visit