The Apostle of Ireland

Posted on 16th March 2018, by British Columbia
St Patrick's Day
The Feast day of St Patrick is a day of great celebration here in Canada and across the world. The figure of St Patrick continues to enliven and capture the imagination of many people. In order to ensure that this great Saint may not get lost amidst all the festivities we may ask, ‘what is  […]

Ready, Set, Count!

Posted on 14th March 2018, by British Columbia
Homeless count volunteer
Homeless counts have taken place across the Metro Vancouver region every three years since 2002. The City of Vancouver started conducting an annual count in 2010. Each year, the count takes place throughout the city over a 24-hour period in March, inside shelters during the evening, and on the streets the next day. A group of volunteers will be  […]

5 Things you Should Know Before Making the Biannual Change

Posted on 6th March 2018, by British Columbia
Benjamin Franklin was actually joking when he suggested it More than a century ago when this concept was adopted by any major country, he proposed the idea in a satirical essay. He stated that the difficulty would be in the first few days, after which the reformation will be as natural and easy and the  […]

We’re Getting Healthy!

Posted on 28th February 2018, by British Columbia
food pantry items that include rice, fruit, bread and potatoes
Every March, dietitians across the province remind us of the importance of healthy eating and the positive impact nutrition has on our health and well-being. The public campaign is dedicated to unlocking the potential of food; helping others realize the potential of food to fuel, discover, prevent, heal and bring us together. This years’ National  […]

5 Charitable Ways to Celebrate This Valentine’s Day

Posted on 13th February 2018, by British Columbia
Happy Valentine's Day
This Valentine’s Day, we are making it about more than just roses and milk chocolate. In fact, there are many other ways to give from the heart today. Here are our top 5: Volunteer – We can never have enough volunteers to help us provide compassionate care and emotional support to our clients. Volunteer at  […]

It’s What We Do

Posted on 9th February 2018, by British Columbia
The Salvation Army British Columbia division provides support to thousands of British Columbians in need each day. Our purpose is to better the lives of others by offering services, programs and care amidst life’s most challenging days. Our services include: Food Services Did you know that nearly 700,000 British Columbians live at or below the  […]

Newest Victoria Advisory Board Members

Posted on 30th January 2018, by British Columbia
We are proud to announce the induction of our newest Victoria Advisory Board members April Dorey, Bruce Hallsor, Q.C., Jill Howard, and David Mason. See below for a brief background of our inductees: April Dorey is the lead Investment Advisor in the Dorey Wealth Management Group, which delivers high quality investment, financial and retirement planning  […]

Salvation Army BC Shelter Services

Posted on 29th January 2018, by British Columbia
Giving Hope Today and male sits outdoors with head in lap
Did you know the number of homeless deaths in British Columbia has hit an all-time high? The Salvation Army BC Division is uniquely positioned to help address the various needs of families affected by the housing affordability crisis by providing a warm and safe place for those seeking shelter and support. See below for a  […]

Sharing the Highlights of the Christmas Season

Posted on 21st December 2017, by British Columbia
A traditional turkey dinner with all the trimmings is one of the greatest highlights of the Christmas season. This holiday, we want to provide a holiday meal for those who wouldn’t otherwise have one. This year, we are estimating to feed over 3,000 deserving individuals, children and families across BC. For a full list of  […]

Telus’ Socks for SOX

Posted on 8th November 2017, by British Columbia
Every year, TELUS’ financial team initiates a ‘Socks for SOX’ campaign during the annual SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002) certification process. Their goal is to raise enough funds to contribute atleast one pair of socks for every team member in the Finance Department so that while becoming “Socks Compliant” they also become, “SOX Compliant”. The  […]