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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 schoolyear started the province was still working  […]

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  […]

Feeding Victoria’s Homeless

Posted on 21st July 2020, by British Columbia
Feeding Victoria’s Homeless In Victoria, B.C. the number of people unable to afford a place to live increases every day, significantly more so since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. “People without homes are sleeping in parks, beside trees and in forest clearings, feeling helpless, lonely, and unsure where their next meal is coming from.”  […]

Virtual Summer Camp

Posted on 20th July 2020, by British Columbia
Summer 2020 has looked very different around the world due to the COVID-19 pandemic. For youth in British Columbia, unfortunately this meant that they would not be able to participate in the usual summer camps that our B.C. Youth Department hosts at Camp Mountainview and Camp Sunrise. Understanding the impact of remaining connected and the  […]

Corporate Corner Family Gives Biggest Donation

Posted on 20th July 2020, by British Columbia
Corporate Corner Family Gives Biggest Donation In June, the Rogers family announced a $10 million donation to The Salvation Army to help support Canadians affected by COVID-19. It is the largest private donation we have received in more than our 135 year history of Giving Hope to those in need. “The incredible generosity of the  […]

Messengers of the Kingdom Commissioned

Posted on 17th July 2020, by British Columbia
“We rejoice that God has called you, equipped you and gifted you for sacred service,” declared Commissioners Floyd and Tracey Tidd, Territorial Commander and Territorial President of Women’s Ministries, as they ordained and commissioned the Messengers of the Kingdom Session on June 20, 2020. With travel and social-gathering restrictions in place due to COVID-19, the  […]
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