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Army Provides $1.5 Million in Flood Relief

Posted on 22nd June 2022, by British Columbia
(Pictured above: City of Abbotsford Mayor Mr. Henry Braun and First Nations Emergency Support Society’s Dean Colthorp receiving their funding of $100,000 and $500,000 respectively from Lt. Colonel Jamie Braund) In the Winter of 2021, British Columbia declared a state of emergency as the Lower Mainland experienced the worst flooding to hit the region in  […]

Update: Humanitarian Response to Russia / Ukraine War

Posted on 22nd June 2022, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services immediately placed a humanitarian response to the conflict and war happening in Ukraine. We’re working with the local government, providing sanctuary and support, accommodation, and delivering essential items. Responding across Europe The Salvation Army has responded to the needs of refugees in all but two of the European countries  […]

Encouraging and Embracing Diversity Through Cooking and Learning

Posted on 22nd June 2022, by British Columbia
As part of their plan to expand their kitchen and programming, The Salvation Army’s Boundless Vancouver Community Ministries has launched a new initiative to embrace their diverse community. The multicultural cooking class, introduced by Pamela Burt, Food Coordinator and Special Events Coordinator, engages members of the community in two-hour classes for cooking and culture sharing.   […]

Coming Together During Our Worst Disaster

Posted on 28th January 2022, by British Columbia
This year, B.C. faced one of the most devastating natural disasters in our history. Communities in the Fraser Valley were devasted by floods that submerged farmlands, killed livestock in the thousands, washed away bridges, destroyed highways, and sadly claimed the lives of family members. The flood is the most costly disaster we have ever experienced  […]

Elementary Students Take a Stand

Posted on 1st October 2021, by British Columbia
Elementary Students Take a Stand When the grade six/seven class at Chaffey-Burke Elementary School in Burnaby were tasked with a project that involved picking challenges they wanted to help address in their community we were proud to hear that they decided to focus on food insecurity and poverty. Once they agreed on the key issue  […]

New Centre of Hope Opens in Port Hardy

Posted on 15th April 2021, by British Columbia
New Centre of Hope Opens in Port Hardy  Some very exciting news from Port Hardy this past March. The new Centre of Hope facility has finally opened. After two years of intense negotiations, drawings, plans, fundraising and all that other fun stuff, the Centre opened its doors on March 1st. The facility, which is now  […]

Northern Exposure

Posted on 30th September 2020, by British Columbia
Northern Exposure Cameron Eggie was a transitional housing caseworker at The Salvation Army’s Gateway of Hope in Langley, B.C., when the chaplain at the time, Major Henri Regamey, encouraged him to explore chaplaincy, and mentored him in the process. While completing a certificate in chaplaincy and spiritual care at Booth University College, Eggie was hired  […]

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  […]