58 Years and Counting

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
58 Years and Counting Growing up with Salvation Army Officers as parents certainly influences the upbringing. For Ron Walker, his role at The Salvation Army started in 1962 when he was only 10-years-old. “I was born into it, my parents were Salvation Army Officers. Both in corps work with the church and social work. I  […]

An Eighty-Year-Old with a Passion for Helping Others

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
An Eighty-Year-Old with a Passion for Helping Others When 80-year-old Dieter first began supporting The Salvation Army, he did so because he researched the organization and learned that little money went to administrative costs. Then, when he attended his first donor recognition luncheon, his will to give became more personal. “The topic of the luncheon  […]
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Meet the New Divisional Director of Development

Posted on 28th September 2020, by British Columbia
Please join us in welcoming our new Divisional Director of Development at DHQ, Mr. Kim Findlay. Kim comes to us with nearly 30 years of experience in the charitable sector and already is an amazing addition to our team as one of the new faces of the army.   What is your experience working with  […]

Greater Vancouver Advisory Board Welcomes New Members

Posted on 28th September 2020, by British Columbia
The Greater Vancouver Advisory Board extends a warm welcome to new members Michael Meneer and Michael Whittaker who both officially joined the team on September 15th.   Michael Meneer has two decades of experience in journalism, fundraising and public affairs in the United States and Canada. He has been President and CEO of the Pacific  […]
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Serving Ministry Outdoors

Posted on 22nd September 2020, by British Columbia
Serving Ministry Outdoors COVID-19 pandemic restrictions initially meant the temporary closure of many buildings to the public. This included our Ministry Units who needed to modify policies and procedures in order to continue to serve clients who rely on our programs and services for basic necessities such as food and shelter. But what about the  […]

Helping Students Return to the Classroom

Posted on 21st September 2020, by British Columbia
Helping Students Return to the Classroom September marks the start of the school year, and with all the changes that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought and continues to bring, the need for support for families who struggle with the additional costs of school preparation is even greater. Although when the school year started the province was still  […]

Aces FORE Kate Booth House

Posted on 17th August 2020, by British Columbia
Aces FORE Kate Booth House For the last 34 years the ladies of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club have changed thousands of lives by supporting and advocating for The Salvation Army Kate Booth House in Vancouver, B.C. It all started in 1986 when vice-captain Donna Herb spearheaded an invitational golf tournament; this tournament quickly turned  […]

Standing Up to Human Trafficking in Our Communities

Posted on 30th July 2020, by British Columbia
Standing Up to Human Trafficking in Our Communities Most Canadians are shocked to find out that human trafficking happens in Canada, and to Canadians. In fact, from 2009 to 2018, there was 1,708 human trafficking police reports, with 68% of cases occurring solely on Canadian soil. 97% of victims identify as women, and 92% of  […]
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Out of Control

Posted on 24th July 2020, by British Columbia
Out of Control Meagan, grew up in a small town, in a good family, and excelled in school and sports. But after a soccer injury, she turned to drugs to dull the pain and cope with the disappointment of being unable to play. That was the beginning of her downward spiral that led to years  […]
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Financial Freedom

Posted on 24th July 2020, by British Columbia
Financial Freedom For most people, opening a bank account is as simple as going online or making an appointment at the nearest branch. But for a person without government identification or a permanent address, doing so may be impossible. That’s the situation many survivors face when they escape human trafficking. With a new financial access  […]